Since I updated my blog last night, more pictures of the iPhone 5C have been leaked online. A video of the iPhone being used to browse the Internet on iOS 7 was online this morning, but was taken off YouTube shortly after. The link connects to the website where the video was first posted, but it is no longer watchable. The website also lists the tech specs.
iPhone 5C Tech Specs:
4 inch Retina Display
16, 32, 64GB of storage available
8MP rear camera, 1.2MP front camera
dimensions: 4.89″ x 2.30″ x 0.30″
iOS 7 (very much a given)
yellow, red, green, blue, black, white
Green iPhone 5C
The colors available of the iPhone 5C are red (pink), green, white, yellow, blue and black.
Blue iPhone 5C in retail packing
iPhone 5C in blue, white and yellow in their retail packaging
Every year around this time, Apple hosts a media event where they reveal the successor to the last year’s iPhone and lower the prices on older iPhones. This year is no different. We are expecting to see the sixth generation iPhone (called iPhone 5S) and a lower-cost iPhone 5 (called iPhone 5C). Rumor has it that this year’s event will be scheduled for September 10, as reported by AllThingsD, The Loop,WSJ and others. The hint-filled invitations should arrive for this event about a week before the event (roughly sometime between September 1 and 3). Even though Apple has declined to comment on the rumors, we have seen in the past that most rumors are true.
Here’s a list of our expectations for the new iPhones:
Media Event Date: September 10
Launch Date: September 20
iOS 7 Launch Date: September 20
A7 quad-core processor
8MP or 12MP or 13MP camera with a dual LED flash
fingerprint scanner built into Home button
Home button will be made out of sapphire, the famous square is to be removed and it will be more convex to allow more surface area for the scanner
a gold (champagne colored) model will be released in addition to the current black and white iPhone models
larger battery capacity
128GB of storage offered as well
lower-cost iPhone 5 model
the “C” stands for “color”…not “cheap”
slightly larger in form as compared to iPhone 5 will a plastic shell
available in green, pink, white, blue and yellow
will replace the iPhone 4/4S
subsidized: $99 to $149
unsubsidized: $300 to $400
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