Apple starts accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 5c in the US

The Apple iPhone 5c, which is supposed to be a cheaper version of the all new iPhone 5S, has gone up for pre-order today from the online company store as well as the official portals of carriers like Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. The first ever iPhone drenched in vibrant shades will knock on users’ doors on or after September 20 in the US, along with its sibling, the 5S.

Prospective customers who have no qualms about signing up for a two-year agreement can pre-book the device through Sprint, AT&T or Verizon Wireless, whereas those of you would rather go for a SIM-free version of the handset can opt for T-Mobile’s services. 16GB and 32GB models of the smartphone bound to a contract will set you back by $99 and $199, respectively. The 16GB unlocked version retails for $549 and its 32GB counterpart has toddled into the country with a price tag that reads $649. Packed into a polycarbonate exterior, it arrives in hues of white, green, blue, yellow and pink.

Apple iPhone 5c

Let’s quickly take a look at the important specifications of the iPhone 5c. Its front panel is dominated by a 4-inch touchscreen that renders clear visuals in 1136 x 640p resolution and a 1.2MP FaceTime camera, while the rear side plays host to an 8MP iSight snapper. Based on iOS 7, the LTE-enabled device operates with the assistance of an A6 chip. Silicone cases in 6 different colors have also been introduced along with the phone.

As we already said, the Apple iPhone 5c hits pre-order status in the US today.