Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Apple iPhone 5c: The Budget Friendly iPhone
Today Apple launched 2 new iPhones, the flagship iPhone 5s and the colorful, budget friendly iPhone 5c. The 5c is Apple's attempt to reclaim some of the lower end of the smartphone market, where they are currently losing ground to the seemingly endless number of cheap Android devices. In a nutshell it is a colorful cheaper remake of last year's iPhone 5 with iOS 7 and a few tweaks.
These tweaks include cameras enhancements, iOS 7 out of the box, increased battery capacity and support for more LTE bands. The most noticeable change is that the phones casing has gone from metal and glass to colorful (and cheaper) polycarbonate plastic. Apple's new design allows them to slash prices for the iPhone 5c to $99 on a 2 year contract for the 16GB version, or $199 for the 32GB ( $549 and $649 off-contract).
The iPhone 5c will be offered in 5 new colors blue, white, pink, yellow and green and will also launch with a variety of equally colorful cases for $29 each. It will be available for preorder and sale along side it's more feature packed brother the iPhone 5s on September 13th and 20th respectively. The iPhone 5 will be discontinued.
Are you interested in a colorful cheaper iPhone 5c? What about a iPhone 5s? Both? Neither?