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Apple iPhone 5c (GSM/North America/A1532) 16, 32 GB Specs

Identifers: iPhone 5c - ME505LL/A* - A1532 - 2644* - iPhone5,3

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Apple iPhone 5cPlease note that this "GSM" A1532 iPhone 5c model -- which is compatible with LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 19, 20, and 25 (but not CDMA EV-DO) -- is intended for the North American market (AT&T and T-Mobile in the US; Bell, Rogers, Telus, and affiliate brands in Canada; and Telcel in Mexico).

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 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 "GSM" A1532 iPhone 5c is available locked to and subsidized by AT&T with 16 GB or 32 GB of storage, for US$99 or US$199, respectively, with a two-year contract. It also is available unlocked and contract free for US$549 or US$649.

Also see:

  • What are all the differences between the iPhone 5c models?
  • What are all the differences between the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s? What are all the differences between these devices and the iPhone 5 replaced?

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September 10, 2013 N/A
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.

Also see: All iPad models introduced in 2013.
1 (2 Cores) 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.
700 1251
Details: These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Geekbench benchmarks 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 EveryiPod.com's Ultimate iComparison.
1.3 GHz* 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?
1 GB* 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.
N/A* 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.
Sync & Charge None
Details: The iPhone 5c models are capable of charging and syncing by USB via its Lightning connector.
USB Lightning, Headphone
Details: N/A
Handheld iPhone 5c
Details: N/A
Colors* Multi-touch
Details: *The iPhone 5c models are available with a black glass front and a polycarbonate back in five color options -- white, pink, yellow, blue, and green.
4" Color 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.

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802.11a/b/g/n* 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 "GSM" model intended for the North American market (AT&T and T-Mobile in the US; Bell, Rogers, Telus, and affiliate brands in Canada, and Telcel in Mexico), 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)."
GSM/LTE* 8.0 Megapixels**
Details: *This "GSM" 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.
Lithium Ion 40 Hours
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10 Hours* 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?
ME505LL/A* iPhone 5c
Details: *ME505LL/A is the order number for the 16 GB configuration, in white, on AT&T. The 32 GB configuration, in white, also on AT&T is MF134LL/A. The remaining AT&T configurations in pink are ME509LL/A and MF138LL/A; in yellow are ME506LL/A and MF135LL/A; in blue are ME507LL/A and MF136LL/A; and in green are ME508LL/A and MF137LL/A.

The 16 GB and 32 GB configurations, in white, unlocked and contract free (but with an included T-Mobile SIM) are ME529LL/A and MF144LL/A. These T-Mobile offerings in pink are ME533LL/A and MF148LL/A; in yellow are ME530LL/A and MF145LL/A; in blue are ME531LL/A and MF146LL/A; and in green are ME532LL/A and MF147LL/A.

Finally, the 16 GB and 32 GB configurations -- unlocked, contract free, and without a SIM card -- in white are ME493LL/A and MF129LL/A; in pink are ME497LL/A and MF133LL/A; in yellow are ME494LL/A and MF130LL/A; in blue are ME495LL/A and MF131LL/A; and in green are ME496LL/A and MF132LL/A.
A1532 (EMC 2644*) 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 iPads with the A1532 Model Number, the 2644* EMC Number, and the iPhone5,3 Model Identifier.
iOS 7.0 Current
Details: This model is fully supported by the most recent version of iOS 7.

Also see: Which iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad models fully support iOS 7? For models that "partially" support iOS 7, which features are and are not supported?
4.90 x 2.33 x 0.35* 4.65 oz. (132 g)
Details: In inches - height by width by depth (124.4 x 59.2 x 8.97 mm).
Mac OS X 10.6.8* 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.
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."
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.
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.
Ships with "Apple EarPods [headphones] with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB cable, [and] a USB power adapter."
US$99, US$199* US$99, US$199*
Details: *In the US, this iPhone 5c model is available for US$99 or US$199 with 16 GB or 32 GB of storage, respectively, locked to a carrier with a two-year contract. Unlocked and contract free, it is available for US$549 or US$649.

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Global original prices for the iPhone 5c (GSM/North America/A1532) in 24 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region.

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Original Prices - North America

C$599, C$719 US$99, US$199*

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