We thought Apple was ditching plastic for good when the iPhone 4 hit, but we were wrong. In an effort to appeal to a wider consumer base, Apple has purged last year’s iPhone 5 from its lineup and is on a journey to a more colorful future. Coming in shades of red, blue, green, white and yellow, Apple’s iPhone 5c certainly looks different, but it’s still the same Apple experience people know and love.

Equipped with a 4-inch Retina display, Apple’s iPhone 5c sports specs similar to that of the iPhone 5: A6 processor, 8-megapixel camera, LTE, Bluetooth 4 and a polycarbonate unibody design. We’re still warming up to Apple’s decision to go down this route, especially since the company has been so focused on building a more premium reputation. That’s not to say the iPhone 5c isn’t solid, because it feels a lot better than you’d think, like a slimmer, lighter Lumia handset.

The iPhone 5c – if you can find one – will start at $99 (16GB version) on two-year contract, and up to $199 for the 32GB version. It doesn’t have any fancy Touch ID scanner, or blazing fast A7 chip, but we’re still amped up to give this one a go. Check out our unboxing, and stay tuned for more iPhone 5c coverage throughout the day.