The iPhone 5C (sold with a lowercase 'c' as iPhone 5c) is a touchscreen-based smartphone that is made by Apple Inc. It comes after the iPhone 5, and was released along with the iPhone 5S. Apple introduced the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S at an event on September 10, 2013. They were both released on September 20, 2013. After the announcement of the iPhone 5C and 5S, the iPhone 5 was discontinued.
The front face of the white version of the iPhone 5C
|Release date||September 20, 2013|
|Operating system||Original: iOS 7.0|
Current: iOS 9.2, released December 10, 2015
|System-on-chip used||Apple A6 (32-bit)|
|CPU||1.3 GHz dual-core|
|Memory||1 GB LPDDR2-1066 RAM|
|Storage||8, 16 or 32 GB|
|Display||4 in (100 mm) diagonal|
(9:16 aspect ratio),
LED backlit IPS TFT LCD,
640×1136 pixels at 326 ppi,
800:1 contrast ratio (typical),
500 cd/m2 max. brightness (typical), Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front
3.5 mm TRRS, 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response (internal, headset)
3.5 mm audio jack
|Input||Multi-touch touchscreen display|
Triple microphone configuration
Ambient light sensor
|Dimensions||124.4 mm (4.90 in) H|
59.2 mm (2.33 in) W
8.97 mm (0.353 in) D
|Mass||132 g (4.66 oz)|
iPhone 6 Plus
|Related articles||iPhone 5S|
The iPhone 5C first came with iOS 7, the latest version of Apple's iOS mobile operating system at the time. On June 2, 2014, it was announced that the iPhone 5C would get iOS 8 this fall. iOS 8 was released on September 17, 2014.
The iPhone 5C has almost the same hardware as the iPhone 5. A few differences are that it has a slightly bigger battery and it also comes in five different colors (blue, green, pink, yellow, and white). It also uses a plastic shell on the outside instead of a metal casing that is used on the iPhone 5 and 5S.
Apple announced the iPhone 5C, along with the iPhone 5S at an event at its headquarters on September 10, 2013.
The iPhone 5C is sold at a lower price than the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 4S is still being sold, but has been changed so that it costs less than the 5C. The iPhone 5S sells for $199 for the 16 GB model with a two-year contract in the United States. It sells for $649 without a contract. The 5C sells for $99 for the 16 GB model on a contract. It sells for $549 without a contract. The iPhone 4S is still being sold, but the price has been dropped. It is free on a two-year contract or $449 without a contract.
An 8 GB version of the iPhone 5C was released on March 18, 2014, but will only be sold in six countries: United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Australia, and China.
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