Today, Apple unveiled the iPhone 5C, which had been rumored for a long time, at the Apple’s Sept. 10 event. The “C” means “Color”. This new iPhone model will be available in five colors — white, green, blue, pink, and yellow.
The iPhone 5S has a polycarbonate back. The polycarbonate was first used as the material of Nokia N9 shell. Jony Ive, Apple’s senior vice president of design, described the iPhone 5C as “beautifully, unapologetically plastic. Multiple parts have been reduced to a single polycarbonate component whose service is continuous and seamless.”
This time, Apple breaks the tradition of selling the old iPhone model at a lower price after the new iPhone arrives. Apple will stop manufacturing the iPhone 5. So iPhone 5C will play the role of the budget iPhone.
The iPhone 5C appears to be a slight upgrade over the existing iPhone 5- new colors and feel, better front-facing FaceTime HD camera, and a slightly larger battery.
The iPhone 5C is equipped with a 4-inch Retina Display, an A6 chip, a 8-megapixel iSight camera, as well as dual band Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0.
Apple also introduces a set of iPhone 5C cases, which work with silicone exteriors and a soft-touch interior. The 5C cases are available in six color options. Also there’s a bit of an oddity in the opening in the grid of holes on the back of the device with the case. The cases will be coming in at $29 USD the same day as the devices are available – on the 20th of September, 2013.
With a two-year carrier contract, the new iPhone 5C will cost $99 for the 16GB version and $199 for the 32GB version.