An image gallery of iPhone 5C volume buttons posted by Sonny Dickson reveals that the low-cost device could be available in red, green, blue and yellow. The alleged photos also show that the buttons will feature a pill-shaped design, instead of the typical round shape found on other Apple handsets.
Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 5S and plastic multicolored iPhone 5C on Tuesday, September 10. Some analysts believe the low-cost iPhone will feature a four-inch display, and low end internal hardware to keep production costs low. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster told investors on Monday that Apple will also "exclude some software features, such as Siri," and that the iPhone 5C will replace the iPhone 4S as Apple’s lowest-cost device in the upcoming iPhone lineup.
The iPhone 5S is expected to feature a sapphire home button with fingerprint sensor technology, an improved camera, and a faster processor. It is unknown if Apple will also announce its next-generation iPad and iPad mini at the event. Recent iPad 5 part leaks have shown that the next-generation tablet could feature a more iPad mini-like design.