Apple iPhone 5C officially announced, its not the cheap iPhone everyone expected
Along with the new Apple iPhone 5S, and after a series of leaks and rumors, Apple has finally announced for the very first time a secondary variant of the iPhone in the same year. This so-called cheaper iPhone is called the iPhone 5C and was unveiled by Apple CEO, Tim Cook.
“We believe the iPhone is an experience,” explains Apple’s design guru Jony Ive. “The iPhone 5C is beautifully and unapologetically plastic and multiple parts have been reduced to a single polycarbonate component, whose surface is continuous and seamless.” He adds, “It’s quite remarkable when something feels familiar and yet is new at the same time. That’s the iPhone 5C.”
The Apple iPhone C will replace the older iPhone 5. It measures 124.4×59.2×8.97mm while i weighs at 133 grams. The device will come in a variety of colors as we have already spotted in previous leaks, these include – white, pink, yellow, blue and green color variations.
In terms of the hardware, the iPhone 5C will be powered by a A6 chip just like the one on the iPhone 5 and it will sport a 4-inch (1136×640 pixels resolution) Retina display with a pixel density of 326ppi. It further includes an 8 megapixel rear camera with f/2.4 aperture, LED flash, backside illuminated sensor, five-element lens, panorama, autofocus and the ability to shoot videos at 1080p resolution with 30fps. In the front it has a 1.2 megapixel iSight camera which supports 720p video capture and it is equipped with a slightly larger battery which supports 10 hours of talktime on 3G and 250 hours of standby.
When it comes to the connectivity features this device is said to be equipped with the most number of LTE bands than any other smartphone in the world. It also features, dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. It will come pre-loaded with the new iOS 7 and while many of its features remain like the iPhone 5 the main difference is its polycarbonate plastic unibody.
The Apple iPhone 5C is priced at $549 and $649 for its two 16GB and 32GB variants respectively. It certainly is not the cheap iPhone everyone was expecting. It further comes with a special case from Apple which is designed for this device and it costs $29 each. The device will go on sale in select countries on September 20.