A new, cheap iPhone is here for your consideration. The Apple iPhone 5C went from plasticized dream to hard and fast reality at Cupertino's international press event today.
Apple CEO Tim Cook stood up on stage and said that Apple is "really excited" about the new, cheaper iPhone.
Available in a variety of colors, including green, white, red, blue, and yellow, the phone is "made from all the incredible technology of the iPhone 5," Cook said.
Along with the iPhone 5S, also made official today, the iPhone 5C is replacing the current iPhone 5.
'Beautifully, unapologetically plastic'
Apple spent a while justifying the iPhone 5C's garish plastic body, saying it's "beautifully, unapologetically plastic," but considering how cheap the new iPhone is most people probably won't complain.
The 16GB version will be had for $99 (about £63, AU$107) on a two-year contract, and the 32GB iPhone 5C will be just $199 (about £126, AU$215).
Apple described the iPhone 5C today as being entirely one part, with no seams or joints along the back and sides, and made of denser hard-coated polycarbonate than is typical on mobiles.
The cheaper iPhone 5C sports essentially the same specs as the existing iPhone 5, including the A6 chip (unlike the new iPhone 5S's A7), a 4 inch Retina display, an 8-megapixel camera, and Bluetooth 4.0.
The front camera is reportedly improved, though, allowing for higher-quality FaceTime chats in low light.
There are also new software additions with iOS 7, including a new camera app, live photo filters, and 3x video zoom - and the new OS will even match the color of your iPhone 5C.