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iPhone 5C pops in a video, showcases browsing and looks suspiciously real

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iPhone 5C pops in a video, showcases browsing and looks suspiciously real

After a barrage of images of the different components of the iPhone 5C popping all over the web (and angering a fair amount of Android die-hards), today we're tentatively marking the end to that whole fiasco, for we finally have a look at a powered, seemingly fully-functioning iPhone 5C. Showcased while browsing in iOS 7, the alleged iPhone 5C in red appears snappy and real, though we can't know for sure whether a rather eloquent hoax isn't at play here. Considering that all signs point towards a September 10 announcement and a prompt release afterwards (as is the Apple tradition), though, it seems logical that the first batch of the budget device has already started shipping, so we feel a smidge more confident that we aren't being taken advantage of.


In case you missed out, a purported specs sheet has leaked just days ago, signaling that the iPhone 5C will be close to identical to the iPhone 5 as far as the hardware goes. Even Siri, Apple's virtual assistant, which was previously rumored to be altogether missing on the budget phone has been forced back into the daily agenda.


How budget is the iPhone 5C going to be, though? Not so much, from what we know so far – a contract free price of about $400 to $500, or $99 on contract – a price point to remind us that Apple's and ours understanding of “budget” doesn't necessarily mean the same thing. Regardless, seeing as the iPhone 5C is, reportedly, targeted at emerging and developing markets, we aren't so sure it'll manage to carry out the task it was designed to, namely: lay siege to the budget segment.


After you take a peek, make sure you check out our round-up on the iPhone 5C.


  

source: C Tech

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posted on 02 Sep 2013, 10:07 4

1. virjartajo (Posts: 9; Member since: 14 Feb 2013)


That iphone is not a budget phone.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 10:08 1

2. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


I hope they lower the price. I'll get it if the price is $250 ulocked

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 11:41

30. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Apple never lower its price until the company say so and they will never be that cheap at 250$. it would probably go for 499 or 599$ at based price. and still not a budget phone either.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 12:07

32. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


http://store.apple.com/us/buy-ipod/ipod-touch

Time to be realistic. Apple sales a 16gig iPod touch (without camera) for $229. So tell us again how Apple is going to price the iPhone 5c for $20 more? Apple would be basically killing off it's iPod touch line at such a low cost.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 10:14

6. Kurai (unregistered)


Yes it is, if you're as rich as bill gates . . .

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 10:21 8

7. JewBakaUCFG (Posts: 173; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


Pretty sure Bill Gates would buy a WP :-p

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 10:34 1

9. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1484; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Bill gates is a tech lover So i think he might choose something more close to PC which is...............

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 10:45 1

14. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Ubuntu Edge?

jk... Android it is

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 11:41 1

29. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1484; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Or may be he's using a nokia 1100 lol.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 11:20 4

24. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I bet Bill Gates is using a WP right now. And guess what? It's a NOKIA.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 11:26 2

26. JewBakaUCFG (Posts: 173; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


Is there any other real choice for a WP?

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 11:36

27. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Yes, there are many. For instance, the ATIV S from Samsung, the 8X from HTC, the Ascend W1 from Huawei etc.

But still, Nokia Lumia is the real choice for a WP.

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 13:36

46. iLover (unregistered)


And we have 8s From HTC...

But as you said Lumia Is Something better..

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 10:09 3

3. karim77 (Posts: 70; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


The plastic doesn't look so cheap actually after you make a little thought about it

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 10:39 3

13. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1484; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Plastic does look cheap if it is glossy.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 11:57

31. lalalaman (Posts: 631; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


They r trying to copy sammy plastic when u see it:P

Im nt fan of iphone bt atleast they are trying to reach broader range of ppl......wen u come to think....white one luks slightly like s3 white which is good

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 10:57 1

18. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


That doesn't bode well for Apple. The last thing they want you to do is actually have to think about their products.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 10:09 2

4. power_x (Posts: 264; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


If Apple wants this product to succeed , they need to price it under 400$
If it is higher then it will fail

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 11:25 4

25. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


$399 LOL

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 22:00

41. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


no sh*t sherlock i can buy ps4 on that price

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 10:11 3

5. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


iphone5c replaces the iphone 5

is the iphone5 cheap now?

then dont expect the 5c to be cheap either

all they are doing is lowering manufacturing costs to increase profit margins

if this thing sells more than 5million I will lose faith in the intelligence of EVERY and ALL apple consumers

dont get me wrong.. apple's products are not bad... just overpriced

only morons pay the apple tax

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 10:36 3

10. bucky (Posts: 2695; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


prepare to lose faith i guess.

Funny thing is, it will still out perform 99% of androids

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 10:38 7

12. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1484; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Outperform??? May be low-budget android
i prefer Lumia 620,720 or any other mid-ranger android phone over this over priced glossy phone.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 10:48 2

16. bucky (Posts: 2695; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


sgs4?

HTC one and nexus 4 are the only 2 that remotely come close.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 10:47 5

15. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


out performs 99% of androids in 1% of task/features...

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 10:48 2

17. bucky (Posts: 2695; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


like what?

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 11:19 4

23. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


smoothness of home screen? IDK you tell me... because everything else I have seen an Android flagship smokes the latest iPhone today.

Even on those things the iPhone was famous for... such as "easy to use"...

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 13:31 1

34. Pancholo (Posts: 380; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Don't worry about blind fanboyism. Human beings only see what they want to see. That's why cults exist.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 13:56 1

35. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


My iPhone 5 thats been out for a year gets 630ms on Sunspider and tops the Browsermark benchmarks for phones. Still. So add web rendering and java script performance to that statement as well. Oh and per core performance tops the S600

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 14:26 1

36. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


that's great but... how is that going to help you need to copy paste links from an app in order to open them in your browser of preference, how about needing to dig into settings to turn on and off options... how about calling a favorite contact... (iOS 7 made the right upgrades, borrowing from Android, so hopefully you enjoy a bit of Android in your iP5)

All this time Apple and WP users praise the optimization of their OS so that they do not need powerful processors and huge RAM and THIS IS TRUE... but it is also TRUE that a smart OS such as Android allows you to do task faster by customizing interface, having widgets, and not restricting features like those closed systems.

BTW... the iPhone 5 seems like a better device compared to the 5C... hope you keep it instead of going shinny plastic

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