iPhone 5C will cost $490 off contract, according to latest rumors
Since the first time we heard about the concept for the affordable iPhone we have been curious to know how Apple will manage to blend its characteristic features and quality in a low-priced version of its flagship. Numerous rumors and leaks have surfaced on the internet in the last weeks. What we know until now is that the upcoming device iPhone 5C (C for color) will sport a stylish plastic body, dressed in colorful shells. The new smartphone will be offered in several different bright color options. The most exciting news about the smartphone is its blend of specs that have been revealed in the leaks – 4-inch display and an 8MP primary camera (similar to the shooter in the flagship) which makes it a pretty decent smartphone. Many refer to iPhone 5C as the copy of iPhone 5 made of plastic.
Why has Apple decided to develop a low-priced product even though the company has always been focused on the high-end devices? The answer is simple – Apple aims to “conquer” more markets, including in developing countries with fast growing markets.
The latest rumors suggest the entering price for the new iPhone 5C – it will be much cheaper than the main star of Apple, however do not expect it to be cheap compared to other devices in the same category. According to sources, the plastic device will be offered for $490 (3000 yuan) unlocked. This price is in fact higher than the current costs for iPhone 4.
iPhone 5C will be distributed in many markets across the world including developing markets with rapid growth in the last year. The launch date for the new device is expected for the beginning of September when Apple will also reveal the refreshed version of the flagship iPhone 5S. There have been many leaks revealing the appearance of the new handset. One of the latest pictures that surfaced on the web shows the back panel of iPhone 5C.