If you're looking to score Apple's iPhone 5c at its lowest price yet, Sprint is offering the smartphone for free to new customers when signing a new 2-year contract.
Apple had been rumored to release a low-cost iPhone for years. The tech community took those reports to mean that the iPhone would be released to address the sea of low-end Android smartphones. Many expected the smartphone would also be offered at the price point similar to that of typical entry-level smartphones.
When Apple officially announced the iPhone 5c at its September iPhone event, it was basically an iPhone 5 wrapped in brightly colored polycarbonate casing. The smartphone was priced at $99 for 16GB and $199 for 32GB when signing a new 2-year contract. A new deal from Sprint is offering the iPhone 5c to customers for free when signing a new 2-year contract with the carrier.
The iPhone 5c features the same iconic 4-inch 1136 x 640 resolution IPS Retina display found on the more expensive iPhone 5s. The smartphone is powered by a speedy A6 chip that can handle graphically intense games without any type of lag. Apple has also added an excellent 8-megapixel iSight HD camera that takes panoramic images, and has built-in filters to help you capture the best image possible. The iPhone 5c also has a front-facing HD camera that allows you to make FaceTime calls, video chat, and take selfies.
The handset comes with 16GB of internal storage for all your apps, music, video, images, and more. Its wireless connectivity options consist of a 4G LTE radio, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, and GPS. Apple has decided to give the 'c' some meaning in the iPhone 5c's name. The company is offering the iPhone 5c in five color options: white, blue, pink, yellow, and green. Apple has designed the iPhone 5c to feel great in the hand and uses a seamless polycarbonate case with no part lines or joints to make it very sleek. It also uses an internal steel frame that acts as an antenna for the smartphone, while also adding some extra protection for falls.
You can order the 16GB Sprint iPhone 5c for free when signing up for new service.