CNET News Video: New low-cost iPhone unveiled, starts at $99 with contract
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CNET News Video: New low-cost iPhone unveiled, starts at $99 with contract

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Apple's Phil Schiller unveils the iPhone 5C, a cheaper polycarbonate model. The new iPhone will be available in five different colors and could prove to be popular in countries like China and India, where consumers buy handsets off-contract.

This is iPhone 5C and it's really stunning, incredible new color design. It delivers on color throughout the product every detail; the volume buttons, the switches, the entire back and sides are made from a single part and the front is one glass multi-touch surface. As close as you look, you won't see seams or part lines or joints, it's absolutely gorgeous. And when you turn it on for the very first time, an iOS7 runs on the new iPhone 5C. You'll see how incredible they look together. The vibrant icons, the color-matched wallpaper, the way the translucency brings color to the surface that creates an entire experience of color and experience just doesn't stop with the phone design and the software. The team has created a really cool line of custom cases specifically for the iPhone 5C, made up of soft-feel silicon rubber that micro-fiber line and they've designed areas like around the camera and flash with the code of iPhone shines through. In fact, as we look down, you're gonna see this cool, circular colored patterns so you get this amazing combination of color between the iPhone 5C and its case and you can combine them in really amazing combinations to create the exact look that you love. It's absolutely beautiful. And when you pick up and hold the iPhone 5C for the first time, you're gonna be blown away about the quality of it and how rigid and great it feels in your hand. It's made of a hard-coded poly-carbonate material that's ideal with this incredible color but it's more inside. It's built with a new construction method that uses a steel reinforce structure. It provides incredible rigidity. It also serves a dual purpose as part of the antenna system, so it's really smart. It surrounds a beautiful 4-inch retina display with integrated touch layers so the colors feel like they're right sitting there on top of the glass. It has gorgeous range of colors that's awesome for your photos and videos. Inside it's powered by an Apple-designed A6 chip that gives great performance and great battery life. In fact, the battery inside the iPhone 5C is likely larger than the battery that was in the iPhone 5 before it. It has the world's most popular camera, the 8-megapixel iSight camera, with its backside illuminated sensor, 5 element lens, hybrid IR filter. It takes great photos. And it uses that new camera app that Craig told you about that has all these great features as well as this live in-line photo filters while you're taking a photos and zoom while you're shooting your video. On the front side, it's got a brand new FaceTime HD camera that's even better in low lights scenarios. It's got bigger pixels, better backside illumination and it works with this new FaceTime audio feature. In iOS 7 you can make calls that are crystal clear using FaceTime. The iPhone 5C supports more network bands than any phone we've made yet. In fact, it supports more LTE bands than any other smartphone in the world. It has download speeds up to 100-megabit per second down. It has dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. It runs iOS 7 and running the apps in iOS 7 on this beautiful colored design is just an amazingly great experience. So this is iPhone 5C. It comes in 5 colors; blue, white, pink, yellow and green. It starts with a large 16- gigabyte configuration in a price of just $99, as you can see 32 gigabytes for $199 is on a typical US carrier 2-year of contract. Gorgeous cases. There are six colors to***CUT DICTATION***

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