5c as in 5 colours. Blue, green, pink, yellow and white. What’s new about the new iPhone is a design reinvented by Jonathan Ive. From 20 September, the iPhone 5c will be available for 599 euros (off-contract) in eleven countries including France. But if you’re looking for a low-cost iPhone, try looking later: the apple is not yet ripe.
Did you really think that the new iPhone would be a low-cost model? Ha ha. This was the rumour that whipped across the media, taken in by a false idea no doubt sparked off by confusion with another product. The truth remains: the low-cost iPhone will not be with us for a while. And with an off-contract price of 599 euros for the 5c, how could anyone ever have come up such a crazy idea? In any case, the communications people at Apple insist that the brand has never used the expression “low-cost” to describe its new model.
More LTE bands than any other smartphone
So what’s the hype about this new smartphone? “iPhone 5c is everything iPhone 5 was and more, in an all-new design packed with great features,” declares Philip Schiller, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for Apple. More specifically: access to over 900,000 applications, downloading speed of up to 100mbits/second, a polycarbonate body combining aestheticism and solidity, a 4-inch Retina screen, an A6 chip, and an 8 megapixel iSight camera.
According to Apple, the iPhone 5c benefits from more LTE bands than any other smartphone in the world, as well as from a new HD FaceTime camera and iOS 7, the most radically updated version of iOS since the launch of the first iPhone.
Pre-order from tomorrow onwards
Scheduled to be launched in the United States, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the United Kingdom on Friday 20 September, clients can pre-order their iPhone 5c from tomorrow onwards. As for finding a low-cost