Every time Apple launches a new i product, a greater mass of population begins with different rumors and expectation about the successor i product. Same happened with the iPhone 5. After it was launched, everyone was looking forward to the new upcoming iPhone in the pipeline. Not to disappoint, there have been news spotted of two different successors of iPhone, the iPhone 5S, and the iPhone 5C.
iPhone 5C: What is it all about?
iPhone 5S is an expected naming convention, but iPhone 5C? Definitely creates an interest. So I finally collected all facts, rumors, official confirmations and leaked news as much as possible from as many sources as possible, and jotting them down as a single post. Apple has decided that it will also be manufacturing a cost effective cheaper version of the iPhone and the name has been confirmed to be the iPhone 5C. Well, does the C stand for Cheap? No confirmation on that exactly, but here I’ll be talking about all the latest updates, few rumored, few confirmed by Apple Inc. and direct and indirect sources, tipsters, etc.
Some time ago, there was a report that the SIRI wouldn’t be loaded in the iPhone 5C, but now, with the latest specs released, SIRI is confirmed on the iPhone 5C. Remaining specification sheet, which has leaked will also be shared with our readers here. As for the manufacturer itself, it has only confirmed of the name: iPhone 5C.
The iPhone 5C is expected to have colorful shells, and probably changeable too. Hence, it’s a wise bet that C in the name of iPhone 5C stands for color. As for the specification sheet the iPhone 5C carries, the phone has much features same as that of the iPhone 5.
The rumored specs include the presence of a dual core CPU processor but yet, the clock speed is unknown. The iPhone 5C is going to have a 4.0 inch display too with a resolution of 1136×640 pixels. But if Apple is planning to launch it in a budget segment, an obviously cheaper range, the Apple’s flagship Retina display might be missing, and Apple might give some alternative to the display. The iPhone 5C will be having 1 Gigabyte of RAM, which means it is going super smooth instead of being a lower variant to the flagship product, the iPhone 5S.
As for the camera of the iPhone 5C is concerned, it is going to have an 8.0 megapixel camera with LED Flash on the rear side. On the front, a 1.2 Megapixel HD camera is expected.
The iPhone 5C will be packed with iOS 7, the latest operating system launched by apple some time ago, and will be housing SIRI in 8 different language supports, namely English, French, German, Chinese, Korean, Italian and Spanish. The phone is expected to come in multiple colors, even with trendy ones as pinks and blues, in three device variants of 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB internal storage size. The phone might measure 124.2×58.4×7.6 mm and will weigh around 3.74 Oz (about 105 grams).
The iPhone 5C has shredded some 5-6g than the iPhone 5 due to presence of plastic casing, but that has also slightly increased the thickness of the phone. Remaining all changes are minimal, and not noticeable with ease.
A quick bulleted list of the discussed rumors of the iPhone 5C as specs are as follows:
- Little thicker design
- Cheaper or almost the same price as iPhone 5
- Narrower, longer design
- Plastic housing
- Colorful (probably changable) rear casing
- Dual core CPU with unknown clock speed
- 1GB RAM
- 4.0 inch display
- 1136×640 pixel display resolution
- 8.0 megapixel rear camera
- 1.2 megapixel front camera
- Options of 16-32-64GB storage
- Dimensions of 4.89 x 2.30 x 0.30 inch (124,2 x 58,4 x 7,6 mm)
- Weighing 3.74 oz (106 grams)
- iOS 7 with SIRI
The iPhone 5C is expected to hit the American market shelves by end of September at a retail price of about $400 for the lowest variant, the 16GB internal storage space model, and slowly across different markets by late 2013 to early 2014.