Details of Apple’s anticipated low-cost iPhone were revealed in a report published by China Labor Watch. A section of the report details “A day in Pegatron,” with a worker detailing their activities on July 9.
On that day, the worker’s job was “to paste protective film on the iPhone’s plastic back cover to prevent it from being scratched on assembly lines.” The worker revealed that the plastic iPhone 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,” the worker wrote. “This makes our job more slow paced than in departments that have begun mass production schedules.”
In addition, China Labor Watch’s company profile notes that Pegatron is responsible for building “low-priced plastic iPhones” for Apple, in addition to the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5.
Also, a photo of plastic packaging with ‘iPhone 5C’ has been posted on Chinese site WeiPhone. If the packaging is genuine, and it has not yet been confirmed to be, it could be for Apple’s long-rumored plastic iPhone.