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Pros: More LTE bands than any other smartphone in the world, Retina display
Cons: Price is not as low as it was expected

The past trends are meant to be broken, and Apple has proved the same. The company has announced two iPhone devices in the today’s long awaited media event in Cupertino. It’s been long since Apple has been launching one phone at a time, but today’s event, as expected, has brought the change. The long rumored iPhone 5C has got announced today. Phll Shiller announced this iPhone after the announcement of what’s new in iOS 7 by Apple’s CEO Tim Cook. This announcement was most likely to be done in today’s event itself, so it has not added any surprise at all. With the iPhone 5C, Apple’s intention is to change the image of its being ‘costly’ smartphone maker in the market. In better words you can say that Apple wants to put a stop mark on the increasing popularity of Android.

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If you are wondering what special Apple has done in iPhone 5C to make it cheaper than any iPhone, then allow me to tell you that it’s a change in the outer part. The outer look of this low-cost iPhone is quite similar to what was seen in many leaked images. As expected from a long, the iPhone 5C has hard-coated polycarbonate rear casing. Apple’s Phil Schiller called it beautifully, unapologetically plastic during announcement. This casing will be available in different colors at the time of launch of device. Clearly, Apple wants to please its fan of all ages, of different interests. It seems that unlike Moto X, the users will not have the power to customize the iPhone 5C’s outward appearance, which is something not good. But come on, you will be able to choose any of colors like white, blue, green, pink and yellow. So I guess Apple has done a commendable work.

Outer look is what makes the just-announced iPhone 5C different from other iPhone devices launched till date. Feature-wise, it’s more like iPhone 5. Like the iPhone 5, the iPhone 5C has got A6 processor in it. RAM is 1GB. So if you are pleased from the performance of iPhone 5, then you’ll surely love that of iPhone 5C, too. There is 8MP camera in the iPhone 5C which is the same that is there in iPhone 5. But, in iPhone 5C, the camera’s quality is slightly improved over that of iPhone 5. The device also features improved HD FaceTime camera. The sensors such as GPS, compass, accelerometer, and gyroscope are also there in iPhone 5C.

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iPhone 5C has 4-inch Retina display that offers 1136×640 resolution. Storage-wise, you will have the option to pick any from 16GB and 32GB iPhone 5C. After checking out the features of iPhone 5C, it’s nothing bad to call it cheap iPhone 5, or to call it younger brother of iPhone 5S.

iPhone 5C Price & Availability:

The on-contract 16GB iPhone 5C will cost you $99. To grab 32GB iPhone 5C on-contract version, you will have to pay $199. Apple will sell silicon rubber cases for this phone. The cases will be as colorful as this phone, and a piece will cost $29.

iPhone 5C will be available for pre-orders from 13th September and it will be available in stores to buy from 20th September in US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore, and the UK. Phone will be made available in 140 other countries till the end of the year.

Battery life and other specs are still unknown. We’ll update this post as soon as we get anything new in this aspect.