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Please note that this "CDMA" A1532 iPhone 5c model -- which is compatible with LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 19, 20, and 25 (as well as both CDMA EV-DO and GSM connectivity) -- is intended for the US market (on Verizon, specifically).
The iPhone 5c models, regardless of network compatibility, have a 4" (diagonal) widescreen multi-touch IPS LED-backlit 1136x640 native resolution (326 ppi) "retina display," and dual cameras -- a rear 8 megapixel, 1080p "iSight" camera and a front 1.2 megapixel, 720p "FaceTime" camera -- all housed in a polycarbonate "unibody" case offered in five playful color options (white, pink, yellow, blue, or green).
Each iPhone 5c model is powered by a 1.3 GHz dual core "Apple A6" processor, has 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB, 16 GB, or 32 GB of flash storage. This model also supports both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and 4G/LTE, has a bottom-mounted headphone jack and uses the "Lightning" connector to hook up with a Mac, PC, dock, or power adapter.
Apple estimates that the iPhone 5c models provide "up to" 40 hours of audio playback, 10 hours of talk time on 3G, 8 hours of Internet use on 3G, 10 hours of Internet use on 4G/LTE, 10 hours of Internet use on Wi-Fi, 10 hours of video playback and 250 hours of standby time.
In the US, this "CDMA" A1532 iPhone 5c originally was available subsidized by Verizon with 16 GB or 32 GB of storage, for US$99 or US$199, respectively (with a two-year contract). On September 9, 2014, Apple discontinued the 16 GB and 32 GB configurations and introduced an 8 GB option that was free on Verizon with a two-year contract. This subsequent option was discontinued entirely on September 9, 2015.
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|Introduction Date:||September 10, 2013*||Discontinued Date:||September 9, 2015|
|Details:||The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.
*The 16 GB and 32 GB configurations were discontinued and an 8 GB configuration was introduced on September 9, 2014. This final 8 GB configuration was discontinued on September 9, 2015.
Also see: All iPhone models introduced in 2013.
|Processors:||1 (2 Cores)||Geekbench 2 (32):||1637|
|Details:||Geekbench 2 provides 32-bit benchmarks for iOS models. This number is an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all Geekbench 2 user submissions for devices with the iPhone5,3 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, please see EveryiPod.com's Ultimate iComparison.
|Geekbench 3 (32):||700||Geekbench 3 (32):||1251|
|Details:||These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for devices with the iPhone5,3 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, see Everyi.com's Ultimate iComparison.
|Geekbench 3 (64):||N/A||Geekbench 3 (64):||N/A|
|Details:||The Geekbench 3 benchmark does not support 64-bit mode for this model. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for devices with the iPhone5,3 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare Geekbench 3 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, see Everyi.com's Ultimate iComparison.
|Processor Speed:||1.3 GHz*||Processor Type:||Apple A6*|
|Details:||*Apple reports that the iPhone 5c uses an "Apple A6" processor, but nothing more. However, third-party software analysis has confirmed that it uses the same dual core 1.3 GHz Apple A6 processor as the iPhone 5.
Also see: How fast are the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s models compared to one another? How fast are the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s compared to the iPhone 5 and earlier iPhone models?
|Onboard RAM:||1 GB*||Storage Capacity:||8, 16, 32 GB|
|Details:||*Apple provides no official details regarding RAM used by the iPhone 5c. However, third-party software analysis has confirmed that it has 1 GB of LPDDR2 RAM.|
|Song Capacity:||N/A*||Photo Capacity:||N/A*|
|Details:||*Apple does not provide an official estimate for the number of songs, photos, and videos that the iPhone 5c models can hold, instead opting for just gigabytes.|
|USB Support:||Sync & Charge||Firewire Support:||None|
|Details:||The iPhone 5c models are capable of charging and syncing by USB via its Lightning connector.
The iPhone 5c does not offer a "disk mode" for file transfer, although third-party software -- like that from site sponsor TouchCopy -- is available.
|Case Type:||Handheld||Form Factor:||iPhone 5c|
|Details:||*The iPhone 5c models have a black glass front and a polycarbonate back in five color options -- white, pink, yellow, blue, and green.|
|Built-in Display:||4" Color||Display Resolution:||1136x640 (326 ppi)|
|Details:||The iPhone 5c models have a 4" (diagonal) widescreen multi-touch IPS "Retina" display with a 1136x640 native resolution at 326 ppi. Apple also reports a 800:1 typical contrast ratio and a 500 cd/m2 typical brightness.
Also see: How do I replace the glass cover, digitizer, and display (LCD screen) on the iPhone 5c?
|Standard Wireless:||802.11a/b/g/n*||Standard Bluetooth:||4.0|
|Details:||*Apple notes that the iPhone 5c models support both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies of 802.11n Wi-Fi.
This specific iPhone 5c -- the A1532 "CDMA" model (intended for Verizon in the US) supports "CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); [and] LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25)."
|Cell Network:||GSM/CDMA/LTE*||Camera:||8.0 Megapixels**|
|Details:||*This "CDMA" A1532 iPhone 5c supports "UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); [and] LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25)."
**The iPhone 5c models have dual cameras. The rear 8 megapixel "iSight" camera supports HD video recording (1080p up to 30 FPS with audio), and also has autofocus, a backside illumination sensor, a hybrid IR filter, and an LED flash as well as support for tap to focus, face detection, video stabilization and panorama shots. The front "FaceTime" camera takes 1.2 megapixel photos and 720p HD video.
|Battery Type:||Lithium Ion||Battery Life (Music):||40 Hours|
|Battery Life (Voice):||10 Hours*||Standby Time:||250 Hours|
|Details:||*Apple reports that the iPhone 5c models provide "up to" 40 hours of audio playback, 10 hours of talk time on 3G, 8 hours of Internet use on 3G, 10 hours of Internet use on 4G/LTE, 10 hours of Internet use on Wi-Fi, 10 hours of video playback and 250 hours of standby time.
Also see: Why does my iPhone run out of power so quickly? How can I conserve battery life?
|Apple Order No:||ME553LL/A*||Apple Subfamily:||iPhone 5c|
|Details:||*ME553LL/A is the order number for the original 16 GB configuration, in white, on Verizon. The original 32 GB configuration, in white, also on Verizon, is MF154LL/A. The remaining Verizon configurations in pink are ME557LL/A and MF158LL/A; in yellow are ME554LL/A and MF155LL/A; in blue are ME555LL/A and MF156LL/A; and in green are ME556LL/A and MF157LL/A.
The 8 GB configuration, in white, pink, yellow, blue, and green, are MGFG2LL/A, MGFL2LL/A, MGFH2LL/A, MGFJ2LL/A, and MGFK2LL/A, respectively, also on Verizon.
|Apple Model No:||A1532 (EMC 2644*)||Model ID:||iPhone5,3|
|Details:||Please note that this model number refers to more than one device.
*Additionally, the EMC number is not externally listed on the device so it cannot be used readily for identification.
Also see: All iPhones with the A1532 Model Number, the 2644* EMC Number, and the iPhone5,3 Model Identifier.
|Pre-Installed OS:||iOS 7.0 (11A466)*||Maximum OS:||Current|
|Details:||*The original 16 GB and 32 GB configurations first shipped with iOS 7.0 (11A466). The 8 GB configuration introduced September 9, 2014, first shipped with iOS 8.0 (12A365). All iPhone 5c models are fully supported by the most recent version of iOS 9.
Also see: Which iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad models fully support iOS 9? For models that "partially" support iOS 9, which features are and are not supported?
|Dimensions:||4.90 x 2.33 x 0.35*||Avg. Weight:||4.65 oz. (132 g)|
|Details:||In inches - height by width by depth (124.4 x 59.2 x 8.97 mm).|
|Mac Support:||Mac OS X 10.6.8*||Windows Support:||Windows XP SP3/Vista/7/8|
|Details:||Apple reports that the iPhone 5c models, if syncing with iTunes is desired, are compatible with a Mac running "OS X 10.6.8 or later, and iTunes 11.1 or later."
It is likewise compatible with a PC running "Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later" and iTunes 11.1 or later.
|Audio Support:||Apple reports that the iPhone 5c supports "AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV."|
|Photo Support:||Apple does not formally specify photo formats for the iPhone 5c. However, it can sync photos in JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG formats, from iTunes and iCloud.|
|Video Support:||Apple reports that the iPhone 5c supports "H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format."
It also supports AirPlay Mirroring and video out to the Apple TV 2nd Gen or 3rd Gen as well as video mirroring and video out "up to" 1080p through the Lightning Digital AV Adapter and the Lightning to VGA Adapter.
|Incl. Accessories:||Ships with "Apple EarPods [headphones] with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB cable, [and] a USB power adapter."|
|Original Price:||US$99, US$199*||Est. Current Retail:||US$250-US$350|
|Details:||*In the US, this iPhone 5c model originally was available for US$99 or US$199 with 16 GB or 32 GB of storage, respectively, with a two-year contract. The subsequent 8 GB configuration originally was free with a two-year contract.
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Global original prices for the iPhone 5c (CDMA/Verizon/A1532) in 24 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region. Please note that prices with an asterisk (*) are bound by carrier contractual obligations.
For global original prices for all iPod, iPhone, and iPad models in one particular country on a single page, please refer to Everyi.com's Global Original Prices section.
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Original Prices - North America
|Canada:||N/A||United States:||US$99, US$199*|
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