iPhone 5C lime green leak shows off plastic coloured case

New leaked photos apparently show the hotly tipped cheap iPhone 5C in lime green.

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Would you like lime with that? New leaked photos apparently show the hotly tipped cheap iPhone 5C in lime green.

The rumoured cheaper iPhone is widely rumoured to be the first Apple phone to come in colour. If this and other leaks are to be believed, the plastic case of the 5C is set to be decked out in an assortment of colours also including red, yellow and blue.

The wallet-friendly 5C is expected to launch before the end of this year alongside a fully fledged new iPhone, likely to be named the 5S. Amid Apple's usual secrecy, the latest suspected launch date is on or around 10 September.

Previous rumours suggest the cheaper model could have been called the iPhone Light, but 5C has more of an Apple-y ring to it. Previous leaks suggest the 5C will be the same size and shape as the full-fat 5S, the price reduction coming from the plastic back and slightly lower specs. 

The most intriguing rumour surrounding the 5S is the persistent talk of a fingerprint sensor that will secure your phone and allow you to make online transactions.

The pair of 5s have faced controversy already, however, with a workers-rights group claiming the new 5C is being assembled in "abusive" conditions.

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