At today's Apple announcement, the company unveiled the iPhone 5C, according to a Sept. 10 CNET report. The 5C is a more affordable version of Apple's new iPhone 5S. This is a great entry phone for people interested in getting into an iPhone without the huge cost.
The iPhone 5C comes in five colors with a starting price of $99 for the 16GB model or $199 for the 32GB model. The phone has a polycarbonate back, which is part of how Apple was able to reduce the price. The phone comes in shiny blue, green, yellow, red, and white.
Apple also created a case for the iPhone 5C that comes in six colors and has a mat finish. These new cases cost $29.99 bringing the total cost up to $128.99 for the 16 GB model.
These new iPhone 5C phones could be excellent deals as Christmas presents later on this year. They have better specs than the current iPhone 5, so in that respect they are an upgrade. Ultimately, Apple will completely discontinue the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5C has an A6 processor, 8MP camera with a 3x video zoom in-camera app, improved front-facing HD camera, and 802.11 a/b/g/n dual band WiFi, which is better than the iPhone 5.
Ultimately, this new phone with the polycarbonate back is a good deal from Apple. You can get the power of an iPhone without paying the hefty price.