If you’ve always wished to own an iPhone, but could not because of the steep price, your wish has just been granted. Apple has just announced iPhone 5C, the first ever iPhone to be priced at less than USD 100.
How is iPhone 5C different from iPhone 5?
For starters, this is the first time I have seen Apple move away from monotones, both on the site and the colors in which the device is available. The iPhone 5C is available in Pink, Yellow, Blue and Green, in addition to the standard White color and I am sure that girls are going to love it!
Everything else seems to be at par with the previous iPhone 5 model, with a 4-inch screen ( 1136 x 640 ), 16 / 32 GB variants, A6 processor, 8 Megapixel rear camera ( f/2.4 aperture ) with 1080p video recording at 30 fps, 1.2 Megapixel front camera with 720p video recording.
And even though this is a cheaper variant, Apple has taken care to improve the talk time and browsing time by a full 2 hours ( 10 hours from 8 hours of iPhone 5 ).
When will it be available in India?
No confirmed date yet! Apple will start shipping iPhone 5C in US starting 20th of September and I do hope it will ensure availability in India soon after. After all, India is one of the HUGE markets, where Apple has been seriously lagging behind in volumes because of its pricing strategy and the sooner it takes charge of it, the better it will be!
- iPhone 5C is available for under $100 with a 2 year contract in the US.
- 16GB iPhone 5C will cost $549 without the contract and the 32GB version will cost $649. Not quite the price point at which it will have a chance to challenge the leadership of Samsung in the smartphone segment.