Apple iPhone 5C pre-orders have begun from today showing up with several US carriers including AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile. The pre-order listing is already available on the Apple store.
According to details, the iPhone 5C will cost $99 for 16GB model and $199 for 32GB model paired with a 2-year contract, although you can also buy unlocked and contract-free 16GB and 32GB models for $549 and $649 respectively. While T-Mobile is only offering contract-free iPhone 5C model: A1532 with a free SIM to further entice a purchase.
The iPhone 5C specs are similar to its predecessor iPhone 5, which include A6 chip, 8-megapixel iSight camera with HD video recording, 4-inch Retina display which has 1136×640 pixels resolution at 326 ppi, 16GB and 32GB of storage options, and Ultrafast LTE wireless. It runs the iOS 7 and is made of polycarbonate body in 5 different colors: white, red, yellow, blue and green.
Besides, the iPhone 4S still continues in production and is available as the entry-level of the iPhone series. Unlocked and contract-free 8GB iPhone 4S with iOS 7 is up for sale for $450 on Apple store.
Additionally, you can also pre-order the 16GB iPhone 5C for $79 through Walmart and save $20 on the full retail price. Of course, you’ll need to sign the standard 2-year contract with either AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint to get the deal.
The preorders will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis as inventory fills up by September 25. While, the iPhone 5S pre-order will start from Friday, September 20, so customers will have to wait until Sept. 20 to get one.
Update: Apple iPhone 5C preorders boom; yellow variant already sold out
The iPhone 5C is colorful and fancier, but “too expensive” or just “a waste of money,” touted users on Facebook and Twitter. If the quality of a product were measured in comments on the social networks, Apple would have no chance to sale its iPhone 5C, but the smartphone (yellow variant) has just sold out in the United States and Hong Kong.