Apple showed the world the iPhone 5c, which is almost exactly the same on the inside as last year’s iPhone 5, but completely different on the outside. Instead of a metal frame, machined from aluminum, it’s crafted from a high strength plastic called polycarbonate. Since it’s essentially last year’s tech wrapped in a new package, many were suspecting it’d be a cheaper model, aimed at developing markets around the world and prepaid markets here in the U.S. All these suspicions are now true.
The “C” in iPhone 5c stands for Colorful, according to Apple. Although it IS the less-expensive model and “cheap” would also be fitting.
The iPhone 5c comes in blue, yellow, green, pink, and white and will be available for pre-order Friday, September 13th. It will also generally available for purchase at Apple Stores and carrier stores nationwide Friday, September 20th. The 16 GB model will sell for $99 and the 32 GB model will sell for $199, with a two-year contract.
Here’s a look at some of the iPhone 5c cases by ZAGG: