Apple has been offering iPhones and entry and mid-level prices for years… but usually by continuing to sell a year-old model at a price cut every time a new phone was ready to launch. Now Apple is taking a new approach by introducing both an iPhone 5C and an iPhone 5S.
The company says the iPhone 5C has all the technology of the original iPhone 5, but it comes in more color options (green, white, blue, pink, and yellow).
Apple’s iPhone 5C replaces the iPhone 5 in the company’s lineup… but if you’re looking for a premium phone with an improved camera, a metal case, and other goodies including a fingerprint scanner, you’ll want to check out the new iPhone 5S.
The phone doesn’t have a metal case. Instead, it’s covered in a polycarbonate material, although the insides are steel-reinforced. The steel also works as an antenna.
You can also dress up the phone in a custom case with a silicone-rubber case to change up the colors.
The iPhone 5C has an Apple A6 processor, a 4 inch Retina display, an 8MP camera, a FaceTime HD camera on the front, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and support for 4G LTE wireless.
A 16GB model will sell for $99 with a 2-year contract, while a 32GB model runs $199. Bargain hunters can also pick up an 8GB iPhone 4S for free with a 2-year contract, but it sounds like the company is phasing out the original iPhone 5 altogether and replacing it with the iPhone 5C.
The iPhone 5C goes up for pre-order September 13th, and it’ll be available in stores on September 20th.