iPhone 5C: the low-down

iPhone 5C: the low-down

After so much speculation, the iPhone 5C is finally here! And Apple has thrown in a few surprises along the way.

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Design

As you can see the iPhone 5C, as expected , is available in a variety of vibrant colours, including strawberry pink , lime green, lemon yellow, sky blue and white.

The body will be made of “hard-coated polycarbonate” (which means plastic to you and me) instead of the iPhone’s usual premium aluminium casing.

Apple also announced that we will see no part lines or seams along the iPhone 5C’s chassis, presumably making it look slightly less ‘plasticy’.

Other than that, though, the iPhone 5C looks pretty much like any other iPhone, and looks remarkably similar to all of the rumoured mock-ups.

Features

The device will feature a 4-inch display (would we expect anything more of Apple?) with a 326 ppi pixel density. Not bad from a supposedly-budget smartphone, eh?

The iPhone 5C will also feature an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera and the Apple A6 chipset (as opposed to the A7 chip in the iPhone 5S).

However, the phone will run iOS 7 so will feature all of Apple’s latest updates, including apps such as Keynote and Pages and Numbers (essentially Apple’s version of Microsoft Office), iPhoto and iMusic for free.

Price

For starters, it’s not the low end budget device that we were all expecting. In fact, the iPhone 5C will be more expensive than most mid-range Androids. Although the phone will be sold at $99, this is for the US market which works very differently to the UK market. The iPhone 5C will be sold SIM free for £469, which is a similar figure to what the iPhone 4S is priced at currently.

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