Because of the uncertain track record of the source of the image and the image’s overall low-quality, it is difficult to judge if the images are legitimate. However, they do seem to lineup with Apple’s past patterns. With the 2012 iPod nano, Apple color-matched the external coloring of the device with the wallpaper. As can be seen in the above image, it appears that the iPhone has a red wallpaper and the device has a red plastic back. The red plastic back would line up with several part leaks from the past few months.
In addition, a pair of images claiming to show “iPhone 5C” packaging materials (the included manual and SIM card ejection tool) have emerged on micro-blogging website Weibo. The track record of the image poster is uncertain, though the image’s contents do lineup with the aforementioned, separately leaked image and past image leaks.
The above image shows a black-front-faced device with a white plastic back. This white plastic back and black face would lineup with an image purportedly leaked out of Pegatron (an Apple manufacturing partner) last month. The white wallpaper and white back also supports the ‘iPhone 5C’ including color-matched wallpapers.
A second image (above) from the same Weibo source purports to show the bundled SIM card ejection tool. The purported paper materials are printed on semi-oval-shaped paper, and this would match nicely with the leaked semi-oval-shaped plastic packaging.
As for the plastic iPhone’s internals, sources previously said that many of the internals in the device will match up with the currently available iPhone 5.