iPhone 5C specs, price and features
For the first time ever, Apple launched a second device alongside it’s next generation iPhone 5S
iPhone 5C is official. Apple has just announced not one but two iPhones this year, the new flagship iPhone 5S and the colorful iPhone 5C.
“This year, we’re going to replace the iPhone 5 with not one, but two new designs,” said Phil Schriller during the Apple keynote.
iPhone 5C Price
The lower-cost iPhone 5C has been speculated as the budget iPhone. But it turns out not as low cost as expected. With a two year contract, iPhone 5C starts at $99 for a 16GB version. While the 32GB version is going for $199.
Those who want a factory unlocked iPhone 5C will have to pay $549 for a 16GB version and $649 for a 32GB version.
‘C’ is for Colors
Alot has been going around regarding what the ‘C’ stood for in iPhone 5C. Apple revealed that the C stands for colors, which many have guessed before.
iPhone 5C will be available in 5 iPod-style color options, namely blue, green, white, pink and yellow. Each comes with color matched wallpapers and silicone rubber cases designed specifically for the iPhone 5C, to be sold alongside the phone.
iPhone 5C Specs
- A6 processor
- 4 inch Retina display
- 8 megapixel BSI iSight camera
- FaceTime HD camera, BSI, improved audio, larger pixels
- Color options : blue/green/white/pink/yellow
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Hard-coated polycarbonate with steel reinforcement
- iOS 7
iPhone 5C Design
Slightly larger than the iPhone 5S, the one-piece plastic body is shiny and smooth to the touch. Apple has repeatedly mentioned during the media event about the ‘unapologetic’ plastic build. It’s the most solid polycarbonate build on a smartphone and the glossy finish is not a fingerprint magnet, unlike some other phones we have encountered
If you think the iPhone 5S’ glass and metal body is too fragile, the iPhone 5C is ready to handle it’s share of accidental drops with rounder edges
iPhone 5C Camera
There are speculations that the iPhone 5C’s camera would have lower specs compared to iPhone 5. But it came out to be quite similar to the iPhone 5, featuring an 8 megapixel as well as a HD front facing camera. Apple did upgrade the FaceTime camera.
iPhone 5C is ready for pre-order on September 13 and will be released to the public together with the flagship iPhone 5S on September 20.