Apple has launched the iPhone 5c at a dedicated event at the Town Hall, Cureptino, California. The new iPhone 5C is a budget version of the iPhone 5S and as such is a bit lower specced than the new flagship Apple smartphone that was launched at the same event. See also: iPhone 5C review.
The iPhone 5c is sure to receive a lot of attention thanks to its colour scheme, and although it is being touted as the cheap iPhone at £469 for the 16GB model and £549 for the 32GB model it's far from an insignificant amount of money. Here are the iPhone 5c's specs and some key features to help you decide if you think it's worth the price or not. See also: iPhone 5C vs iPhone 5S comparison review: what's the difference between iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S?
iPhone 5c release date in the UK
Apple has announced that the new iPhone 5c's release date in the UK - other major markets - will be Friday 20 September, with customers being able to pre-order the smartphone a week earlier on Friday 13 September. See also iPhone 5c price in UK.
What colours will the iPhone 5c come in?
A lot of iPhone fans are going to find the new iPhone 5c desirable purely because of the colours it's availble in. The confirmed colours for the iPhone 5c right now are blue, green, pink, yellow and white. Customers can then buy official Apple cases for their iPhone 5c, these cases will cost £25 and are available in blue, green, pink, yellow, black and white. See iPhone 5S release date in UK, specs and features.
iPhone 5c specs
Display: 4.0-inch, 650 x 1136 pixels (326 ppi pixel density)
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n dual-band, Bluetooth 4.0
Storage: 16/32 GB;
Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion battery
Camera (primary): 8MP, LED flash
Camera (secondary): 1.2MP;
OS: iOS 7;
Chipset: Apple A6
Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Dimensions: 124.4 x 59.2 x 9 mm
Weight: 132 g
iPhone 5c features
The very fact that Apple has launched a cheaper version of the iPhone on the same day a new flagship smartphone, should mean that there are few surprises we tell you that the iPhone 5c doesn't have that many new feature to report on.
The Apple-designed A6 chip provides incredible performance and power efficiency, all while delivering great battery life, so almost everything you do on iPhone 5c is blazing fast, from launching apps and loading web pages to downloading email attachments.
iPhone 5c display and camera
iPhone 5c features a stunning 4-inch Retina display and an 8 megapixel iSight camera, the most popular camera in the world. iPhone 5c also includes a new FaceTime HD camera for even better FaceTime calls and self-portraits.
iPhone 5C connectivity
iPhone 5c makes it even easier to connect to high-speed networks with support for up to 13 LTE¹ wireless bands, more than any other smartphone in the world. With download speeds up to 100 Mbps², you can browse, download and stream content even faster. iPhone 5c includes dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi support for up to 150 Mbps² and Bluetooth 4.0.
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