Earlier today Apple finally announced the iPhone 5C. We had heard a lot of rumors about this smartphone over the past few months, most of them have turned out to be true. One such rumor was that the iPhone 5C will have internal hardware similar to iPhone 5, the flagship smartphone Apple released last year. Yes, there definitely are some similarities, but the biggest difference between these smartphones is the construction. While the iPhone 5 is fashioned out of sleek aluminium and glass, the iPhone 5C opts for polycarbonate.

What’s New:

  • Polycarbonate shell
  • White, blue, green, yellow and pink colors
  • Slightly larger battery
  • New FaceTime HD front camera
  • No 64GB storage option
  • Increased weight and thickness

What’s The Same:

  • Apple designed A6 processor
  • 4 inch IPS LCD display, 1,136×640 pixel resolution, 326 ppi
  • 8 megapixel iSight rear camera
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi
  • 4G LTE

The core components such as the display, processor and rear camera are the same on both iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5. Apple’s new iPhone is slightly heavier and thicker than last year’s flagship, which weighed in at 3.95 ounces as opposed to iPhone 5C’s 4.65 ounces. The iPhone 5C is also 0.05 inches thicker than iPhone 5, which measures 0.3 inches thick. The new smartphone is offered in five different colors whereas the iPhone 5 was only available in white and black. Apple has replaced iPhone 5 in its smartphone lineup with the iPhone 5C, so while the former has been discontinued, the 16GB iPhone 5C costs $99 and 32GB costs $199 on a two year contract.

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