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iPhone 5C Fast Facts: Specs, Features, Price & Availability

by Jacob Kleinman | September 10, 2013September 10, 2013 3:00 pm PST

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Apple made a lot of announcements today during a special event in California. If you’re looking for a quick breakdown on the mid-range iPhone 5C then you’ve come to the right place.

The iPhone 5C in a nutshell

New design: The iPhone 5C is about the same size as the current iPhone 5 and the upcoming 5S with the same 4-inch Retina Display, but comes in a unibody polycarbonate frame with rounded edges.

A6 Processor:  The iPhone 5C is a step below the 5S and its A7 processor. The mid-range smartphone sports the same chipset seen in the iPhone 5.

Camera: The new smartphone is equipped with an 8-megapixel rear camera that shoots video at 1080p, and a 1.2-megapixel FaceTime HD camera that shoots video at 720p.

iOS 7: The iPhone 5C runs Apple’s totally redesigned mobile operating system out of the box.

Colors: Pink, Blue, Yellow, Green and White. All models come with a black front panel.

Battery Life: Apple didn’t specify how long the iPhone 5C’s battery will last, but noted that it offers a higher capacity than the iPhone 5.

Price: The iPhone 5C costs $99 with a two-year contract or $199 for the 32GB version. T-Mobile will also offer an unlocked version of the iPhone 5C for $549.

Release Date: Available starting the Sept. 20. Pre-orders for the iPhone 5C will go live starting on Sept. 13.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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