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Tuesday, Sep 10
Apple announces iPhone 5C; 16GB version to sell for $99 with contract
- The much-rumored low-cost iPhone (AAPL -0.4%) has been officially revealed. As expected, it has a 4" retina display, uses a hard plastic shell, and comes in 5 colors (white, yellow, lime green, light blue, and pink). (live blog)
- The 5C also features an A6 CPU and 8MP camera (same as the iPhone 5), and has a slightly larger battery than the iPhone 5. Apple declares the phone supports "more LTE bands than any other smartphone in the world." That could be a sign QCOM's chip content for the device is high.
- A 16GB model will sell for $99 with a 2-year contract (just $100 less than what the iPhone 5 currently goes for), and a 32GB model will sell for $199. Custom cases go for $29.
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