After months of rumors, Apple finally revealed its plans to launch the plastic case-based iPhone 5c earlier this week. This morning, Apple started taking pre-orders for the smartphone on its website, and many wireless carriers in the U.S. did the same.
Apple's site shows that it is selling the 16GB and 32GB versions to AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Sprint customers for $99 and $199, respectively, under a two year contract. The phone, which has much of the same hardware compared to the now discontinued iPhone 5, also comes in a variety of colors (white, pink, yellow, blue and green).
For those folks who don't want to get tied down to a contract, T-Mobile is selling the iPhone 5c for $549 for the 16GB version and $649 for the 32GB model. You can also get an iPhone 5c from Apple without a SIM card for the same price but it will only accept cards from T-Mobile or AT&T in the U.S.
The iPhone 5c is scheduled to start shipping on September 20th. For those of you who are wondering about the higher end iPhone 5s that was announced alongside the iPhone 5c, Apple has chosen not to offer pre-orders for that smartphone but will start selling it on September 20th as well.
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