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Apple iPhone 5c Unlocked Cellphone, 16GB, White

$89.90
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  • TAG : iOS 7 colors match the background and in turn the iPhone 5c’s color.
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  • If anything the bright new iOS suits the colorfully clad iPhone 5C more than the iPhone 5S which sports three rather muted shades of grey, more grey and gold and when the user tends to fire up the new 5C they’ll note Apple has already set up a color-matched background to tie the whole package together. Already this color deception has been noticed on Windows Phone devices where the live tiles of the home screen are set to match the color of the handset – and it’s a nice touch which makes the hardware and software feel more connected.

    In addition, there’s also a camera app quick launch option on the lock screen in the bottom right corner. All you need to do is to just place a finger on the camera icon and drag up to launch yourself straight into the redesigned application and you are done. Starting at the lock screen and you’ll immediately realize that the iPhone 5C is running a new version of iOS, with the famous slide-to-unlocked bar replaced with a simple text prompt. It’s a far more understated approach and if you have a pin set up. There’s no Touch ID fingerprint scan here and then the swipe will take you to a numeric keypad which demands your secret combination before allowing you access to the handset.

  • Those who prefer to fly under the radar will want to stick with the white iPhone 5c because any other model will undoubtedly draw attention, especially in the coming weeks and months until the novelty of brightly colored iPhones begins to wear off. Several people have approached me in public to ask me about the new 5c when they saw me using it. Interestingly, more than one person has asked me why I would want the iPhone 5c over the 5s after looking it over for a few moments, which is a good indication that the flagship model is still very much “the iPhone” as far as consumers at large are concerned.

    Nowhere is that more evident in the sheer power of this handset. Instead of the iPhone 5's A5 processor, the iPhone 5C packs an A6 model that's twice as brawny. The result is a smartphone that allows you zoom between menus and multi-task with consummate ease. All while handlng 3D graphics superbly for a fantastic mobile gaming experience.


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    WIth great power, usually comes great battery drain. Not with the iPhone 5C. Because it's got a custom-designed, energy-efficient battery, you can expect ten hours browsing, video playback or talk time on a full charge. That makes it the longest-lasting iPhone battery ever.

For more on the iPhone 5c’s software experience, be sure to read .

In its , Apple revealed that more than two out of three cheap iPhone buyers are switching over from Android, highlighting the move as a success for the company. Apple’s Tim Cook said that on the quarter, 62% of iPhone 4s buyers and 60% of iPhone 5c buyers ditched Android smartphones to purchase an iPhone.