So Apple launched a couple of iPhones yesterday. One with an S and one with a C. Just Kidding! So, one is named iPhone 5S which is basically a faster, powerful successor of iPhone 5 with inbuilt fingerorint secuity and a much better Camera. The other one is called the iPhone C and that is what we are gonna talk about in this article.
Whats with the colour?
The first thing that stands out here is the colour (Something reminds me of Lumias!). This version has an all plastic polycarbonate body which looks just delicious. We are still not sure if the C stands for Cheap or Colour, but who cares really! It was speculated that it is aimed at the emerging mobile markets where the iPhones are considered pretty costly. However, this phone isn’t cheap, its just cheaper! With an unlocked price tag of $549 for a 16 GB version, it is gonna cost you somewhere between 35 to 40K when it comes to India.
As Jony Ive describes it,
“beautifully, unapologetically plastic. Multiple parts have been reduced to a single polycarbonate component whose service is continuous and seamless.”
and it does fit that description with its dense plastic body. The design cues are taken from iPod Touch 5th generation with its curved edges and a flat back. Available in 5 colours, the phone does feel solid in hand.
Not many surprises here. 5C sports most of the features of iPhone 5 with slight modeifications. Major ones are bulleted below.
- 4 inch screen.
- Better Battery than iPhone 5
- Facetime HD Camera
- 8 MP Camera with 3x in-Video zoom
- A6 processor
- Retina Display, Lightning port etc (Same old Same old)
The phone will also support 802.11 a/b/g/n dual band Wi-Fi, as well as more LTE bands, for worldwide coverage. It will be shipped with the slick new iOS7. Given the colours, we think that this is what Jony Ive had in mind when he developed the concept of new simplistic and colorful iOS7.
There is no word yet on the availability of the phone in India but it would be safe to assume that it should be soon enough cause afterall, the phone is made for worldwide markets! More info and pics to drool at https://www.apple.com/iphone-5c/.