Apple debuts first affordable iPhone

While most Apple fans currently stare at the new Apple flagship – the iPhone 5s, the arrival of the new device has been joined by what analysts call the first affordable iPhone – the iPhone 5c.

Although called affordable the iPhone 5c is not junk – in fact it has the hardware of the iPhone 5 housed in a plastic chassis. This makes it cheaper than the iPhone 5s but the plastic chassis will likely be a deal breaker for some people.

The Apple iPhone 5c features a 4-inch display at 1136 x 640 pixel resolution (326 ppi, 800:1 contrast ratio, 500 cd/m2 of brightness) and offers an all-new design crafted from a single, hard-coated polycarbonate body with a reinforced frame. Inside it has an Apple A6 SoC with two ARM Cortex-A15 Swift cores, PowerVR SGX543MP3 graphics, 1 GB of RAM, an 8 MP rear camera and one front 1.2 MP camera, 802.11n Wi-Fi and offers support for a number of wireless standards among which GSM/HSPA+ and LTE.

Just like the iPhone 5s, the 5c model runs iOS 7 and offers 10 hours of talk time on 3G networks, up to 10 hours of browsing on Wi-Fi and LTE networks and up to 8 hours on 3G networks, up to 10 hours of video playback and up to 40 hours of music playback.

As to pricing the iPhone 5c will sell for USD 99 (16 GB model) and USD 199 (32 GB model). These prices are in force for the US only. Just like the iPhone 5s, the cheaper model will be available for sale on September 20. The US, Australia, Canada, France, China, Hong Kong, Germany, Puerto Rico, the UK, Singapore and Japan will be the first markets to get the budget-oriented iPhone 5c.


Source: Apple

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