The iPhone 5C is Apple’s first mid-range smartphone featuring next generation iOS 7 operating system. It is designed to compete against other mid-range smartphones running Android and Windows Phone. Unlike iPhone 5S, the iPhone 5C comes with a plastic back. The entire back and sides are made from a single part of hard-coated polycarbonate body with a steel reinforced frame for a solid and sturdy feel. The iPhone 5C features a 4-inch Retina display with resolution of 1136 x 640 pixels (326ppi pixel density). It is powered by dual core A6 processor and 1GB RAM. For multimedia, iPhone 5C packs a 8 Mega Pixel iSight camera at back capable of shooting 1080p videos and a new front facing FaceTime HD camera for FaceTime video calls. For connectivity, it supports Bluetooth 4.0, Wifi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS and LTE mobile connections. The iPhone 5C comes pre-installed with iOS 7, the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone. The iOS7 is designed to complement the exteriors of iPhone 5C, with matching wallpapers and translucency that carry the color through the entire experience.
The iPhone 5C will come in five different colors – white, yellow, green, blue and red and the SIM-free handset will be available to purchase in UK for £469 for the 16GB and £549 for the 32GB variant. It will be available to purchase on September 20th and customers can pre-order their iPhone 5C beginning September 13th. Stay tuned for more updates or follow @harrym20 on Twitter.
Update : According to a new report from The Guardian, iPhone 5C pre-orders are well down on previous years. One operator says, the iPhone 5C pre-orders are just one tenth of those seen in previous iPhone launches.
Update : According to a new report from Kantar, almost half of the iPhone 5C owners switched from competitor brands like Samsung and LG, compared with 80 percent of iPhone 5S owners who upgraded from a previous iPhone model. The popularity of the Apple’s latest flagship iPhone 5S far exceeds that of its cheaper iPhone 5C.
Update : According to a leaked email from Germany’s mobile carrier O2, Apple is rumored to launch an 8GB iPhone 5C on March 18th.
Update : Apple iPhone 5C 8GB is now officially available to purchase in UK from O2 for £410.