Apple finally announced its iPhone 5C which was certainly one of the most highly anticipated devices of the year. The rumors also turned out to be true and Apple has made the product line into two flagships 5S and 5C. There are a few new things that Apple has incorporated in this piece of gadget. For instance, this is the first time that Apple would be launching colored body version of the phone instead of sticking to the usual black and white color options. The iPhone 5C would be available in a variety of colors which are green, white, blue, pink and yellow. However, the same old black fascia would be part of each one of them.
The physical structure of iPhone 5C seems to be more durable compared to its predecessor, because of the hard coated polycarbonate plastic. This would make the phone more scratch-resistant. Apple has also manufactured a series of cases for the new phone. These cases are made of soft feel silicon rubber and contain a series of holes in the rear surface to make the color of the phone visible. Bad news for the previous owners of iPhone is that there is a size difference between the last version and the new one, due to which the new cases would not fit the old phone. New cases would soon be available from the market at a price of $29 apiece and cases would be available in six colors. Of course, you can keep your phone without stuffing it into a case. But it’s a good idea to get a case if you are careless with your belongings.
Speaking of the hardware of the phone, there isn’t any noteworthy change compared to iPhone 5. We have the same A6 processor and the same 4-inch Retina display. The 5S version of the phone, however, would be equipped with more advanced A7 processor, although A6 is also a very efficient chip. Battery life of the new phone has also been extended compared to the previous model. It’s a good thing that Apple has decided to improve the battery instead of thinning the phone once again. People generally do not have any problem with the thickness of the phone but battery life is certainly an aspect that a lot people care about. For a full feature presentation watch the video below:
Like most other specs, the camera on iPhone 5C is also the same 8 megapixels as was found on iPhone 5. But this is a great camera with useful features such as a hybrid IR filter, backside illumination and a five element lens. Besides, recently unveiled iOS 7 has some new capabilities to be used with the camera. So even though there isn’t any hardware change in the camera itself, it continues to be one of the best in the market. The FaceTime HD camera of 5C also uses higher resolution, other than having support for FaceTime Audio. FaceTime Audio is a new feature on iOS 7 using which you can make audio-only calls over wireless or cellular networks. So you can choose not to indulge in video calls and just rely on the audio. But if you still want to indulge in video calls and chat, the experience would certainly be better with the improved FaceTime camera.
Speaking of connectivity, iPhone 5C has support for more 4G LTE networks compared to any other smartphone on the market. Further, it also supports dual-band WiFi as well as low power Bluetooth 4.0. The later mainly provides reliable communication between low-power devices and would most probably also be featured on the upcoming Smart Watch from Apple. Enhanced WiFi speed would also allow you to make use of more networks for faster browsing and downloading.
Improvements in iOS 7 have been made to go along with the new phone. The wallpaper on your phone would be automatically changed to match the color of the phone itself. Slew of other features already available on iPhone 5 would also be at your disposal.
Currently, iPhone 5C is open for pre-orders and you would be able to buy it starting from September 20 in most of the major markets in the world including the US and UK.
The first Iphone 5C model that run out of launch-day stock on the US Apple online store was the unlocked yellow 16GB iPhone 5c model. Similar out of stock shortages are expected for several additional unlocked models of the device. Among the unlocked iPhone 5c models, in the top of sales we have the $549 16 GB model, with all five colors currently showing shipping dates of September 25. The unlocked 32 GB green iPhone 5c model has a similar estimated shipping date, September 25. If you buy your phone on a contract, don’t worry. Even though it’s a brand new model, an iPhone 5C unlock service is already available for the device at http://iphone5cunlock.com So even if you buy an locked iphone 5C you still have the possibility to factory unlock the device online (so you can use it on any GSM network you prefer) in a few simple steps.
Supplies of carrier-specific models do remain available for pre-order with delivery on launch day of this Friday, September 20.
However, the overall cost would be much less if you get the phone under contract with a carrier. Of course, the phone is cheaper compared to the usual price of the iPhones and a costly version, iPhone 5S, would also be launched soon. After the initial launch in some markets, the phone would be released in the rest of the markets, covering over 100 countries and 270 different networks by the end of this year.