Launching with a fanfare of colours, Apple fans will be delighted to see the launch of a more budget friendly 8GB iPhone 5c, down from the original16GB version.
This Apple installment is available today in blue, green, pink, white and yellow. These colours are bright and vibrant and so will make an excellent choice for younger smartphone users.
The professional looking white shade however will cater for mature users and professionals who want an iPhone at a more affordable price.
Cutting the memory in half, from 16 to 8GB, is going save you between £30 and £50.
Taking the Apple iPhone 5c 8GB on a 24-month contract can save you £50 in line rental charges over the term whilst pay as you go customers will also be able to make instant savings.
There is no need to scour the market, as that is what Mobilephones.com does, and we can confirm that you can get an 8GB iPhone 5c for £409.99 on PAYG.
That’s a saving of £30 when compared to the best mobile phone deals for the iPhone 5c 16GB.
The short answer is yes. Okay you may be someone who wants to download a hundred films and keep them on the phones memory, but I imagine this would be the exception and not the rule.
8GB is plenty of memory for downloading new apps and the iCloud services provided by Apple automatically backs up your purchases from iTunes, such as iBooks and apps.
If you don’t want to use iCloud you could always use a cloud service like Dropbox for saving your movies, pictures and music and again you will be able to access these from any device you own, like a PC or Mac.
Apart from a reduced memory, if you purchase the 8GB iPhone 5c then everything else is the same, so it really is a great way to get that Apple experience on a budget.
Here are the features that are set to wow you:
Siri - This digital assistant really does make life easier. Use your voice to ask questions, make a call, write a text message and much, much more.
Camera - The sophisticated five-element lens delivers astonishingly sharp photos in combination with the 8 megapixel iSight camera. There is also a new camera app on board that allows you to apply eight different filters before or after a shot. Use the Chrome filter to make sunsets more vivid or use Noir to make a classic black and white portrait.
A6 chip - Okay, so what’s an A6 chip? Well it’s a powerful processor that does everything fast apart from drain the battery. The number 10 is all important here with the 5c able to play video for 10 hours or browse the internet or make a continuous call for the same length of time.
HD video - Record your own videos in 1080p full HD. A true camcorder experience awaits with 3x zoom, face detection for up to 10 faces, image stabilisation and the ability to take still shots at the same time.
Apple apps - Visit the Apple app store to have more fun with your new phone. iPhoto, GarageBand and iMovie are all popular downloads but you could also be more productive with the Pages word processor, Numbers spreadsheet and Keynote apps.
Written by: Michael Brown