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

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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iPhone 5c
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1507 mAh(10h 3G talk time)

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46 Comments

1. virjartajo

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 14, 2013

That iphone is not a budget phone.

2. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

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

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.

32. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 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.

6. Kurai unregistered

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

7. JewBakaUCFG

Posts: 176; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Pretty sure Bill Gates would buy a WP :-p

9. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

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

14. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Ubuntu Edge? jk... Android it is

29. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

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

24. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

26. JewBakaUCFG

Posts: 176; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Is there any other real choice for a WP?

27. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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.

46. iLover unregistered

And we have 8s From HTC... But as you said Lumia Is Something better..

3. karim77

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

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

13. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Plastic does look cheap if it is glossy.

31. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 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

18. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

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

4. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

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

25. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

$399 LOL

41. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

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

5. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 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

10. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

prepare to lose faith i guess. Funny thing is, it will still out perform 99% of androids

12. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 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.

16. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

sgs4? HTC one and nexus 4 are the only 2 that remotely come close.

15. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

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

17. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

like what?

23. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 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"...

34. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

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

35. bigstrudel

Posts: 574; Member since: Aug 20, 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

36. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 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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