Apple officially presents the mid-range smartrphone iPhone 5C
After tonight, the mobile world will never be the same. It is official – Apple enters the mid-range arena with the colorful gladiator Apple iPhone 5C. The first rumors for the possibility for Apple to break its tradition to release only high-end premium devices seemed unbelievable. When the first leaks appeared and the first prototypes were spotted, the idea of an affordable handset that brings the iPhone experience seemed more and more appealing. The new device arrives to replace the current flagship iPhone 5. Apple has made hints that the mid-range plastic phone will boast similar, if not the same specs of the flagship. Now the device is officially revealed and we know what it has to offer.
The panel of iPhone 5C is the first thing that grabs the attention first, because it boasts bright and fresh looking colors, and second, because it brings something completely different for the company. The phone is made of a high-quality plastic polycarbonate with solid build that keeps the characteristic shape of iPhone, but brings more color and freshness. The handset is very compact and light. It is not as thin as iPhone 5S, but definitely feels good in the hand.
What are the specs of the mid-range smartphone? iPhone 5C arrives with 4-inches Retina Display with a resolution of 640×1136 pixels. It stands out with high brightness and decent viewing angles. The screen has low reflection levels. The new handset by Apple is powered by A6 chipset under the hoof and the help of 1GB RAM. iPhone 5C will be offered in two variants, with 16GB built in memory and 32GB. The phone supports microSD cards for expanding of the storage. In terms of camera, the new phone is armored with 8MP iSight primary shooter on the back. The camera app is enhanced with new features and capabilities. The camera has LED flash. The shooter on the front panel is 1.9 micron pixels. It has the ability to capture light and backside illumination much better than the camera of iPhone 5. The mid-range smartphone boasts wide range of connectivity features including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and LTE. It is purposed for the international markets, so the device will work without problems to 4G networks abroad.
The launch date for the device is rumored to be around 20th of September. It will cost $99 for the 16GB variant and $199 for the 32GB variant, both on 2 year contracts. The pre-orders for the device begin on 13th of Sept at some retailers. The unlocked device will come at costs of $549 for the 16GB variant and $649 for the 32GB iPhone 5C. Apple will offer abundance of accessories for the device. The phone comes in several color options – white, blue, green, yellow and rose. Let’s not forget one of the most important things about iPhone 5C – it runs over the iOS 7.