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You can now pre-order the Apple iPhone 5c, starting at $99

12 September, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
You can now pre-order the Apple iPhone 5c, starting at $99 - read the full textJust as announced on stage, the iPhone 5c is becoming available for pre-order as we speak. Currently Apple is offering it on its website and taking pre-orders starting from $99 for 16 GB model and $199 for the 32 GB one. All colors are available as well as a non-contract SIM-free version from...


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All you Apple fanboys used to say that the Galaxy S phones look and feel so cheap, but now I can't think of any phone that look and feel cheaper than this bright coloured, kiddy-toy-looking iphone. Lol If Apple manage to sell lots of this toy looking phone, then you Apple fanboys are really the smartest fanboys in the world. :)

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  • 2013-09-13 16:26
  • XMFa

Now finally IOS7 fairytale icon scheme will meet its proper exterior. I find it really interesting how apple managed to destroy iphone's value, its precious status. Now they bought us a cheap looking plastic, entry level model, which an Iphone should have never been. Poor Jobs, if he only knew whats coming... I think they should have never brought this toy to market, instead they should bring out iphone 5X which should be a larger res screen, bigger phone to compete with the android flagship phones. Now is the time when apple starts to decline...

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  • 2013-09-13 16:22
  • pqks

> In reply to peekay @ 2013-09-13 15:57 from 7t5K - click to readin UK it's selling price with contract you keep after 2 year period sam when ordered from apple store

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  • 2013-09-13 16:15
  • MVg6

i dont know how apple sells so many phones with old hardwares,restricted os, and in high price. i think its like selling price is 10-20 times higher than cost of making it.and no doubt they will sell more this time too. those guys are real business men. apple, can you give me some tips how to be rich faster and with less effort.a am having economic problem.

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  • 2013-09-13 16:06
  • PAXY

Hello $99 is not selling price . It is leasing price. You need to return the set after lease period.

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  • 2013-09-13 15:57
  • 7t5K

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-09-13 15:05 from 3iJC - click to readIt's not really 5Same. It has world's first ARMv8 CPU. It has nearly twice more performant GPU. Better battery. And what's more important - it support European LTE bands 800/1800/2600.

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  • 2013-09-13 15:46
  • 3NBr

5s prices for o2 UK..

iPhone 5s 16GB on 4G - £119.99 up front cost, £47 a month (Unlimited mins and texts, 5GB data)

iPhone 5s 16GB on 3G - £119.99 up front cost, £37 a month (Unlimited mins and texts, 1GB data)

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  • 2013-09-13 15:33
  • MVg6

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-09-13 15:05 from 3iJC - click to readiPhone 5C is not cheap. $99 is US subsidized price. It's actually still premium class phone with $750+ price. Just around $150 cheaper of iPhone 5S, which is set to cost $900 in cheapest version.

It was actually quite obvious that 5C won't be a budget version. But in reality it turned to be even worse.

And it definitely not for China and Russia. Middle class people, who want high quality and high class device would prefer to buy Chinese Meizu, Oppo or Xiaomi, or would buy previous generation of Korean/Japanese devices. Xperia Z and Galaxy S4 already cost cheaper of iPhone 5C.

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  • 2013-09-13 15:26
  • 3NBr

> In reply to [deleted post]it's funny how apple make a cheap phone and its the same feal as a "high quality" S4 phone makes me laugh. plus apple made cheap phone just mainly for china and to replace iphone 5

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  • 2013-09-13 15:18
  • MVg6

Gs4, htc one, zr1 are 2 years ahead of iphone 5same and 5cheap

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  • 2013-09-13 15:05
  • 3iJC

> In reply to Rad-K @ 2013-09-13 13:07 from 3TLJ - click to read32 GB for 3$ !!! where ??

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  • 2013-09-13 14:46
  • utCm

I dont think relevance price for plastic iphone and same spec with ip5.

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  • 2013-09-13 14:24
  • KZ8M

Nexus 6 16Gb cost only 249$. Less than haft of iphone 5c

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  • 2013-09-13 13:23
  • M@q4

So, Apple still prices $100 for 16gb storage? Hahahahaha! What a joke! I just bought a 32gb microsd for $6.

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  • 2013-09-13 13:07
  • 3TLJ

crazy pricing for crazy ppl.... dont mean to degrade anyone but it's pricing is really not relevant to today's environment!

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  • 2013-09-13 12:40
  • TSQv

This figure of iPhone 5C is really interesting! I cannot understand the reason for such awful holes!!!

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  • 2013-09-13 12:40
  • yqE}


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  • 2013-09-13 12:04
  • PEN2

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-09-13 11:43 from 380B - click to readYes. Price vs Storage is big disappointment this time.

Should be:
iP5c 8gb $9
iP5c 16gb $99
iP5s 32gb $199
iP5s 64gb $299
iP5s 128gb $399

Much better priced and no confusion for customer.

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  • 2013-09-13 11:51
  • PGXj

hmm iPhone 5c 469 unlocked or LG G2 469 unlocked? think it's a no brainer here

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  • 2013-09-13 11:48
  • LaTB

better take 5, which is way more beautiful and cheaper or add 100$ to get 5s. I really don't see what kind of people would buy this.

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  • 2013-09-13 11:43
  • 380B

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