Taking the iPhone 5, stripping away its metal chassis and applying a colorful plastic one, and calling it the iPhone 5C is actually a marvelous idea. Aimed towards the budget market, the $100 on contract iPhone 5C will come in yellow, blue, green, red, and white, with special perforated cases made by Apple that would allow the user to feature more than one color. LTE, iOS 7, and the iSight camera all remain as novel features of the iPhone 5C.
Of course, it’s not entirely like the iPhone 5 internally, either. The polycarbonate construction features steel reinforcement that also acts as an antenna with a somewhat-faster A6 chip and an improved front-facing camera.
Pre-orders begin on September 13th with Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint.