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Apple Just Announced iPhone 5C, Starts at $99 (With Contract)

After running down its new mobile operating system iOS 7, Apple proceeded to announce the iPhone 5C, the world's first ever low-cost iPhone model next to the iPhone 5S, which was also announced. The iPhone 5C was widely rumored before this unveil and it's pretty impressive how accurate those rumors turned out to be.

iPhone 5C Announced

As you might expect, the iPhone 5C comes with a polycarbonate (plastic) back and will be available in 5 color options. Jony Ive, Apple's Senior Vice President of Design described the iPhone 5C to be "beautifully, unapologetically plastic. Multiple parts have been reduced to a single polycarbonate component whose surface is continuous and seamless."

Some of the highlighted features of the iPhone 5C include an A6 processor, an improved front-facing HD camera and BSI sensor, an 8MP camera with a 3x video zoom in-camera app, and 802.11 a/b/g/n dual band WiFi. As for the official pricing, the 16GB model will cost $99 and the and the 32GB will cost you $199 (with contract). There are also official cases to be sold which will be priced at $29 each.

We'll feature a more detailed write-up about the iPhone 5C with all the things you need to know about the new entry-level iPhone. [image via CNET]

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