Latest rumor mill from the guys over at Engadget, a leaked photo of the rumored iPhone C. A post from China Labor Watch included a reference to a newer plastic iPhone, the iPhone has not been made out of plastic since iPhone 3 so this step backawards can only mean it might be a reference to the budget model of phones rumored to be called the iPhone Color line.
Today’s work is to paste protective film on the iPhone’s plastic back cover to prevent it from being scratched on assembly lines. This iPhone model with a plastic cover will soon be released on the market by Apple. [...] The new cell phone has not yet been put into mass production, so quantity is not as important.
Of course, there’s no definitive proof that Apple will be launching a more affordable iPhone made of polycarbonate — after all the company might just be testing prototypes that are not destined to market.