Today, Apple announced its entry into the amazing world of mid ranged smartphone market. Yes, you heard it right! The Cupertino-based tech giant unleashed iPhone 5C, where "C "denotes for color. Apple quickly replaced iPhone 5, its current selling iPhone model to make room for iPhone 5C.
There is hardly any difference between an iPhone 5C and iPhone 5. What differentiates an iPhone 5C from iPhone 5 is the build quality of former device. The new iPhone 5C is made of hard polycarbonate plastic, whereas soon to be discontinued iPhone 5 comes with traditional metal casing. For the first time, Apple introduced a new design language.
Nokia and Samsung are already offering devices made of polycarbonate plastic. So, what's the purpose of buying an iPhone made of plastic? Why would a consumer who always dreamt of an aluminum ducked iPhone prefer to go with iPhone 5C ? There is a thin chance of Apple planning to retail iPhone 5C under Rs. 45,000. And even if Apple plans to sell the device for Rs. 35,000, don't you think it's better to go for Samsung Galaxy S4 at Rs. 34,000.
Apple iPhone 5C is bright, loud and youthful in nature. Indians would definitely love to pick one, if the makers behind iPod priced accordingly. If Apple is planning to charge Rs. 45,000 or an equivalent to iPhone 5, then there is no point to even think about iPhone 5C. Let's be clear.
"iPhone 5c is everything iPhone 5 was and more, in an all-new design packed with great features," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "iPhone 5c is designed with a beautiful polycarbonate enclosure that looks and feels so solid in your hand."
The iPhone 5C comes with a 4-inch Retina display. The device is powered by Apple A6x chipset. There's an 8MP camera placed at the rear back and a new FaceTime HD camera in the front. The phone comes loaded with iOS 7, an updated version of iOS featuring more than 200 new features. Apple says the iPhone 5C is capable of running up to 10 hours (talk-time) on 3G mode. The handset come with 4G LTE connectivity( TD-LTE) in Band 40, which is supported by Airtel's 4G LTE network. Now the question arises : Whether Airtel or any other network operater in India is willing to support iPhone 5C or not.
It seems that Apple is in no mood to address Indian consumers at all. The phone is primarily targeted at west and to some extent to China, as a market. The smartphone vendor also released US pricing during the event. The iPhone 5C will retail for $99 (Rs. 6,299) for 16GB variant, whereas you can pick 32GB version at $199 (Rs. 12,663). Apple is yet to clear its stand on selling unlocked version of iPhone 5C globally. Few hours from now, the iPad maker will announce iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S in China. The vendor will likely to announce the unlocked version of iPhone 5C.
Meanwhile, you can look at the sliders below to know more about iPhone 5C. Have a look!
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iPhone 5C is primarily an iPhone 5 . Now, the tech vendor has packed the device in plastic chassis. You will see Apple selling iPhone 5C in five colors: Green, White, Blue, Pink, and Yellow. Apple says the entire part /body is made of single part. Sound similar to Nokia's design strategy? The tech vendor claims that iPhone 5C hard-coated plastic body is sturdy in nature.
Display and Processor
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Apple iPhone 5C comes with a 4-inch Retina display. The screen also supports integrated touch. Users can even video wide screen videos. Apple uses same A6 processor found inside an iPhone 5. Apple says the performance has been improved. Moreover, the new iPhone 5C also has an improved battery.
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The iPhone 5C packs an 8MP rear facing iSight camera. The camera also features Hybrid IR filter technology and backside illumination. Now the front facing camera can take photos in HD quality. FaceTime Audio feature is newly introduced.
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If you like to accessorize your iPhone 5C, then watch out for designer cover specially made for the device. They will set back you $29.
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The new iPhone 5C is powered by iOS 7. Apple says the new user interface is designed keeping iPhone 5C in mind. iOS 7 has hundreds of great new features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop, enhanced Photos, Safari, Siri and introduces iTunes Radio.