From today, Apple folks cannot mock at ‘plastic’ phones from other OEM’s. Steve Jobs might cringe at the idea but for Apple market dynamics has changed and it has to change with the changing times and competition. Taking a cue from the Nokia Lumia range, Apple today announced iPhone 5C in five ‘fruity’ colors and made of polycarbonate plastics. The iPhone 5C is a colorful smartphone with similar specs to the iPhone 5.
Today in a special event in Cupertino, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that iPhone 5 will be replaced by two phones – iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S. This is the first time Apple announced two phones in a single event. While the iPhone 5C has a similar specs to last year’s iPhone 5 albeit a slightly larger battery, iPhone 5S has new improved specs.
Made of hard-coated polycarbonate plastic and in choice of green, white, blue, pink or yellow color, the iPhone 5C is made of single part of seamless plastic on the entire back and sides of the phone. The inside of the phone has a think aluminum lining that also acts as an antenna.
Specs wise it has the same iPhone 5 lists that reads a A6 processor, 8-megapixel rear camera etc. There is a new FaceTime HD camera on the front and Battery is slightly beefed up. Connectivity wise, Apple claims the new phone supports more LTE bands than any other smartphone in the world.
iPhone 5C also gets it’s own soft-feel silicon rubber cases with a circular cutout pattern on the back that reveals the color of the phone inside. The cost? $29 for the case.
The iPhone 5C will be available for $99 for 16GB or $199 for 32GB on-contract / two years for those living in US. Though regular pricing are yet to be revealed.
iPhone 5C pre-order starts on September 13 and a week later from Sept 20th onwards, you can purchase in US, Australia, Canada, China, France, UK, Germany, Japan and Singapore. By December end, it is expected to hit 100 countries.