The Affordable iPhone
The iPhone 5C is released alongside the iPhone 5S as part of the seventh generation of Apple iPhones. The iPhone 5C is a unique departure from the typical iPhone releases, usually only having one iPhone with varying storage options. This time however, the iPhone 5C exists alongside the iPhone 5S as a more affordable alternative – a mid-ranged iPhone. The iPhone 5C utilizes almost all of the same specifications as the previous generation iPhone 5. The iPhone 5C was available in storage sizes of 8GB, 16G, and 32GB; the 16GB and 32GB were first phased out near the end of the iPhone 5C's lifespan, following by the 8GB when the iPhone 6 was launched.
The Colorful Design
Although the iPhone 5C utilizes the very same specifications from the iPhone 5, it doers not utilize the same aluminum rear back – it does keep the front black glass, however. Instead of the aluminum rear case of the iPhone 5, the iPhone 5C uses a colorful polycarbonate housing in five different colors blue, green, yellow, pink, and white. Although it uses a polycarbonate shell, the weight of the iPhone 5C is 20 grams heavier than the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 5S. The design of the mute/ringer switch is also different from iPhones. Many have also claimed that it is quite possibly the most durable iPhone ever due to the nature of its materials and design.
With a smartphone as colorful as the iPhone 5C comes Apple's latest iOS 7 and its new outlook. Breaking away from the more neutral and formal colors of previous OS operating systems, iOS 7 introduces a revamped design throughout the entire operating system, offering slightly more colorful and saturated colors with all of the icons and general interface. The entire operating system also gains a little more translucency in its menus. The wallpapers itself has a little bit of movement based on the phone's built-in gyroscope.
One of the most useful features introduced in iOS 7 is none other than the quick-settings Control Center which is accessible by sliding up from the bottom of the iPhone. This pull up menu allows the user to easily and quickly access the various settings found in the iPhone – giving a convenient way to toggle Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, flashlight, and more without having to dive into the settings menu.