The iPhone 5c, Apple’s first attempt in providing a colorful range, has just been officially unveiled. After months of rumors and speculation, we finally have all of the official details. And we must say, it’s not Aberrant from what has been predicted by the rumor mill. Apple dedicates the 5C to the colorful. Here are all the details you need to know. So, let’s roll!
Be more colorful: iPhone 5C
The chip powering the iPhone 5C is A6, the very same found in iPhone 5, which means daily tasks on the iOS 7 operating system will be really smooth and fluid. It’s a SoC (system on chip) with an in-house apple design. The A6 has a dual core architecture. No official details for the RAM were unveiled by apple. Going by the iPhone 5, it can be presumed that the 5C rocks one gigabyte of RAM.
The iPhone 5c sports a polycarbonate finish. The rear shell is made of fine plastic comes in plethora of colors like Green, yellow, blue, white and pink. This may be a bummer for those who love premium feel offered by previous apple flagships. But given that, nearly half of the smartphone industry uses plastic and apple’s incisiveness to detail, it may feel like a well-built Apple product. The front design is pretty familiar, contains a home button with a little square which seems to be absent from the new 5s.
Like the iPhone 5 before it, the iPhone 5c is fully supportive of 4G LTE with support for even more bands around the globe, and with many cellular providers now driving forward their efforts towards 4G, this can only be a good thing. Ideal for streaming movies and downloading music, 4G LTE ensures ultra-fast data speeds when not connected to a hotspot, and with the iPhone 5 having been the first handset to offer support, the iPhone 5s follows on in a similar vein. Rest is pretty standard Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 etc.
It seems like the 5c is an iPhone 5 in a plastic shell. The main camera, like the processor, is borrowed from the iPhone 5, with that same 8-megapixel offering to which we’ve already become accustomed. It packs the same iSight five element F/2.4 lens, as revealed last year. So those with a tendency to get snap-happy on the likes of Instagram and Flickr should be more than impressed by this revelation.
It also has a 720p FacetimeHD camera, which will make calling your near and dear ones a pleasurable experience.
The battery and has been improved when compared to the iPhone 5, and should keep things ticking over through general use. With some competing devices offering over 3,000mAh, it doesn’t seem like an astonishing battery life, but with most iPhone 5 users satisfied by the longevity of their device through day-to-day usage, the iPhone 5c should once again be able to sustain a full day on a full charge.
The iPhone 5c offers 10 hours of talk time on 3G, with up to 250 hours of standby time. When it comes to Web browsing, the iPhone 5c is a champ. It offers 8 hours of 3G Web browsing, 10 hours on 4G LTE and up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi. iPhone 5c offers 10 hours of video playback and 40 hours of audio playback.
The iPhone 5c comes with standard lightning-2-USB cable, Apple USB charger, Ear pods and documentation. Apple has also unveiled funky leather covers for 5c coming in a variety of colors. For $29 it’s quite a bargain.
The 16 GB 5c will cost $99, and the 32GB model will cost $199 on a two-year contract. The price for the unlocked model is as follows: 16GB for $549 and $649 for 32GB. The pre orders will go live starting September 13th, and will be available in stores on September 20th.
The real question is: when will it be launched in India? Taking clues from previous releases, it will release in India not before October end. Tim Cook has promised to release the iPhone in 100+ countries by December end. Apple has made it clear that their next priority is China and India. Well! the fruit company may surprise us this time.