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Will Apple's new budget iPhone be called the iPhone 5C?

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Apple's forthcoming budget iPhone could be labelled the iPhone 5C, according to a piece of evidence that has recently come to light.

For months now we've been referring to Apple's forthcoming affordable smartphone as the 'budget iPhone,' but now we might have an idea of what its final name will be thanks to a photo posted on a WeiPhone forum.

As you can see, the above image appears to show a bunch of smartphone boxes. Each one contains the name iPhone 5C in a convincing Apple font.

With the next full price iPhone seemingly set to go by the name of the iPhone 5S, this name would certainly slot smoothly into Apple's naming scheme. But what could 'C' stand for?

The 'S' in the iPhone 4S stood for 'speed,' as it was a faster version of the iPhone 4. The iPhone 5S would be the same in relation to the iPhone 5. So how about that 'C'?

One possibility being bandied around is that the 'C' could stand for 'colour.' After all, numerous reports and leaks have suggested that the budget iPhone will come in a variety of colours beyond black and white, rather like Apple's iPod touch range.

Or could the 'C' relate to the phone's wallet-friendly credentials - so 'cost' or 'cheap.' Somehow, though, we doubt Apple would ever label any of its products cheap. It's more likely to be some vague expression such as 'cool,' or the aforementioned 'colour,' we reckon.

With the iPhone 5S rumoured for a September 6 launch date and an iPhone 5C surely set follow soon after - if not launch on the same day - we shouldn't have long to wait to see what that 'C' means, if it proves to be true.

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