iPhone 5c preorder

Apple recently announced two new iPhones — the iPhone 5S and the colorful iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C is available now for preorder from the Apple website.

The iPhone 5C is essentially the same phone with nearly identical specs to the current iPhone 5 — an excellent phone especially if you’re upgrading from an iPhone 4 or 4S.

The phone itself has a fast A6 chip that I found to be noticeably faster than my iPhone 4S in everyday operations — a very pleasant surprise that I really wasn’t expecting at the time.

The rear camera of the iPhone 5C is an 8 MP camera with a normal sensitivity of of ISO 800. It has an f/2.4 aperture and a five element lens. No word if it has the low-light boost mode that the 5 does (I suspect it does, but don’t hold me to this one). And no word if the “purple haze” problem has been fixed in this camera. We’ll have to wait until the device streets to find that one out.

The phone comes in five colors — white, pink, yellow, blue, and green. In the US, it’s $99 + contract for the 16 GB model and $199 + contract for the 32 GB model.

Order an iPhone 5C

You can preorder an iPhone 5C online here at the Apple Store. However, the easiest, fastest, best way I’ve found is to order right from your current iPhone using the Apple Store app. Easy and I’ve always gotten a fast connection using this method. If past performance is any indication, you could receive a preordered iPhone 5C a day or so before September 20.

Preorders for the iPhone 5S begin at 12:01 am Pacific time on September 20 (boo…), or can be picked up from an Apple retail store starting at 8:00 am September 20. Line starts here.