Chinese popstar again leaks suspected iPhone 5C on Weibo

Summary:Former teen idol Jimmy Lin has posted pictures of himself with the next Apple handset ahead of its official release, similar to the stunt he pulled last year for the iPhone 5.

Former Chinese teen idol Jimmy Lin has posted pictures of what's suspected to be the next Apple handset ahead of its official release.

"So it is the so-called iPhone 5C?" Lin posted two pictures on his Sina Weibo account on Thursday. Last year, he had similarly leaked photos of the iPhone 5 on the Chinese version of Twitter, including a list of new features which were all proven to be true.

However, Lin did not specify any features of the suspected  iPhone 5C  on his Weibo this time.

In one picture, Lin holds the suspected iPhone 5C, showing the back of the phone.

Jimmy 1

In the other photo, the suspected iPhone 5C is shown beside an iPhone 5. The two devices look identical in size, while the back cover of the iPhone 5C notably appears to be plastic .

Jimmy 2

The 39-year-old Lin now has over 20.3 million followers on his Sina Weibo account, a big jump from the 13.6 million followers he had with the previous leak involving the iPhone 5.

Topics: Smartphones, Apple, China, iPhone


Cyrus Lee, writing under a pen name, is a Hong Kong-based reporter in an English-language newspaper and a correspondent for a radio station.

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