The rich and particular color we wanted to infuse into iPhone 5c simply wasn’t possible with metal. But we had no interest in imitating the typical, fragile plastic phone. So we built iPhone 5c around a steel-reinforced frame that also acts as an antenna. It’s attached to the outer shell in individual pieces, then laser‑welded together to achieve a precise fit. This structural integrity makes iPhone 5c pleasingly solid to the touch — unlike any plastic phone you’ve ever held. iPhone 5c feels as significant as it looks.
Its appearance may be new, but the way iPhone 5c performs is instantly recognizable. That’s because it has the things people loved about iPhone 5 inside. And more. The Apple‑designed A6 chip delivers impressive performance and graphics. Yet it’s incredibly energy efficient, so you can use your iPhone throughout the day without worrying about battery life. The 8MP iSight camera lets anyone anywhere take an amazing photo anytime. The 4‑inch Retina display produces images with vivid clarity. And because iPhone 5c has more LTE wireless bands than ever before, LTE speeds are now a reality in even more places around the world.* Our intention was never to just make a color phone, it was to create an entirely new expression of what iPhone can be.
From the clean, thoughtfully redesigned icons, to the color-matched wallpapers that seem to radiate through the Home screen, color is everywhere in iOS 7. And that happened with full intent and purpose. iOS 7 was designed with the colors of iPhone 5c in mind. So using it feels not just more delightful, but also more personal.