iPhone 5c at a glance.

For the colorful.

Color makes a statement and reveals your personality. And iPhone 5c comes in five unlike-anything-else colors. Add one of the six Apple-designed cases (sold separately), and it quickly goes from colorfully cool to impossible to ignore.

Engineered to the
brightest specifications.

iPhone 5c comes with an A6 chip, 8MP iSight camera, 4-inch Retina display, fast LTE wireless and iOS 8.

Fast LTE wireless.

iPhone 5c supports fast LTE bands around the world.

iOS 8. The biggest iOS release ever.

iOS 8 has incredible new capabilities that will change the way you send messages, share photos, keep track of your health, and more.

What’s in the box

  • iPhone 5c with iOS7 or later
  • Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • 5W USB Power Adapter

Warranty

Every iPhone includes 90 days of free telephone technical support and a one-year limited warranty.

Learn more about features, design, and iOS 8 on iPhone 5c. Visit the site


iPhone 5c colors may vary and change over time.

AppleCare+ for iPhone.

AppleCare+ for iPhone extends your coverage to two years from the original purchase date of your iPhone and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage. Just add AppleCare+ during the checkout process.
Learn more about AppleCare+

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Which U.S. mobile phone carriers provide iPhone service?

    AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless are the national wireless carriers for iPhone in the United States. The Apple Online Store and the Apple Retail Store sell iPhone models for use on these networks. You can also purchase iPhone from an authorized Apple reseller.

    Find the nearest Apple Retail Store or authorized Apple reseller

    View the AT&T coverage map

    View the Sprint coverage map

    View the T-Mobile coverage map

    View the Verizon Wireless coverage map

  • Are there differences between an iPhone for AT&T or T-Mobile and an iPhone for Sprint or Verizon Wireless?

    iPhone offers the same innovative features regardless of the wireless carrier you choose. If you choose AT&T or T-Mobile as your wireless carrier, your iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, or iPhone 5c will use GSM cellular technology for voice services and either GSM or LTE cellular technology for data services. All four devices can roam internationally on many GSM carriers around the world. See below for more details.

    If you choose Sprint or Verizon Wireless as your wireless carrier, your iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s will use CDMA cellular technology for voice services and either CDMA or LTE cellular technology for data services. An iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, or iPhone 5c activated on Sprint or Verizon Wireless also has the ability to roam internationally on GSM networks using the provided SIM. For details on LTE network support, please see www.apple.com/iphone/LTE.

  • If I lose my iPhone, can I buy a replacement iPhone?

    Yes. You can purchase a replacement iPhone from the Apple Online Store, an Apple Retail Store, or your carrier’s store. Your new iPhone price will depend on your carrier and contract situation.

  • When I buy from the Apple Online Store, does my iPhone come ready to use?

    Yes, if you have selected an iPhone for use on AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon. When your iPhone arrives, all you have to do is turn it on and follow the onscreen instructions to set it up. If you have selected an iPhone for T-Mobile, it will come with the appropriate nano-SIM, but you will need to contact T-Mobile or visit an Apple Retail Store to activate your iPhone. If you have selected an unlocked GSM phone, you can insert your own nano-SIM card or obtain one from the supported GSM carrier of your choice and activate it in order to use your iPhone.

  • If I already have a contract, how can I find out the price I’ll pay for a new iPhone?

    The fastest way to find out about the price you’ll pay for a new iPhone is to use your carrier’s eligibility checker, which we offer for AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon. The eligibility checker will check with your carrier’s systems and show you the price you qualify for. For T-Mobile contracts, you can check your eligibility by signing in to your account at My T-Mobile.

  • Can I transfer my current phone number?

    Yes. When you purchase your iPhone for use on AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon, you’ll be instructed on how to transfer your current number. You can keep using your existing phone until your new iPhone arrives and you set it up. Then you can start making calls on the new iPhone using your current phone number. If you are switching carriers, termination fees may apply. Please contact your current carrier for details.

    If you purchase an iPhone for T-Mobile from the Apple Online Store, you can transfer your current phone number after you receive your new iPhone by contacting T-Mobile support, visiting a T-Mobile store, or visiting an Apple Retail Store.

  • Can I use my current rate plan with an iPhone?

    If you currently own an iPhone, you should be able to keep your current rate plan. However, if you’re upgrading from a different phone, you may be asked to select a new plan when you purchase your iPhone.

    View rate plans

  • Can I use an iPhone when traveling internationally?

    iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5c, and iPhone 5s are world phones, so you can use them almost anywhere. Whether you are a GSM or CDMA network customer, you can roam internationally on GSM networks around the world. AT&T customers can roam in over 225 countries. T-Mobile customers can roam in over 200 countries. Sprint customers can roam in over 200 countries. Verizon Wireless customers can roam in over 200 countries. Availability of LTE data varies in some countries and depends on carrier support for certain LTE radio frequencies. Contact your wireless carrier for more information regarding international roaming policies and rates.

    Information on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus support for LTE networks by carrier and country

Technical Specifications

Color
  • White
  • Pink
  • Yellow
  • Blue
  • Green
Price1

FREE

Weight and Dimensions2

Height: 4.90 inches (124.4 mm)

Width: 2.33 inches (59.2 mm)

Depth: 0.35 inch (8.97 mm)

Weight: 4.65 ounces (132 grams)

Cellular and Wireless
  • Model A1532 (GSM)*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25)
  • Model A1532 (CDMA)*: 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); LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25)
  • Model A1456*: 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); LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26)
  • Model A1507*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
  • Model A1529*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20); TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40)
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
Location
  • Assisted GPS and GLONASS
  • Digital compass
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cellular
  • iBeacon microlocation
Display Retina display
  • 4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • 1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • 800:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • 500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
  • Full sRGB standard
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
iSight Camera
  • 8 megapixels
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • LED flash
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Autofocus
  • Tap to focus
  • Exposure control
  • HDR for photos
  • Face detection
  • Panorama
  • Photo geotagging
Video Recording
  • 1080p HD video recording (30 fps)
  • LED flash
  • Time-lapse video
  • Video stabilization
  • Take still photos while recording video
  • Face detection
  • 3x zoom
  • Video geotagging
FaceTime Camera
  • 1.2MP photos (1280 by 960)
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • 720p HD video recording
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Face detection
  • Exposure control
Video Calling3
  • FaceTime
  • iPhone 5c to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular
  • HVGA-resolution (480 by 368) calls over Wi-Fi
Audio Calling3
  • FaceTime
  • iPhone 5c to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular
  • Wi-Fi calling4
External Buttons and Connectors

External Buttons and Controls

  • On/off Sleep/wake
  • Volume up/down
  • Ring/silent
  • Home/Touch ID sensor

Connectors and Input/Output

  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack
  • On/off Sleep/wake
  • Microphone
  • Lightning connector
  • Built-in speaker
Power and Battery5
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
  • Talk time: Up to 10 hours on 3G
  • Standby time: Up to 250 hours
  • Internet use: Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 10 hours on LTE, up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Video playback: Up to 10 hours
  • Audio playback: Up to 40 hours
Audio Playback
  • Audio formats supported: 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
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit
TV and Video
  • AirPlay Mirroring, photos, audio, and video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later)
  • Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
  • Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 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, 640x480 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, 1280x720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
Headphones
  • Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic
  • Storage and travel case
Rating for
Hearing Aids
  • iPhone 5c (Model A1532, A1456, A1507, A1529): M3, T4
Mail Attachment Support Viewable Document Types

.jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel); .zip; .ics

Sensors
  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
Built-in Apps

Camera

Photos

Health

Messages

Phone

FaceTime

Mail

Music

Passbook

Safari

Maps

Siri

Calendar

iTunes Store

App Store

Notes

Contacts

iBooks

Game Center

Weather

Reminders

Voice Memos

Clock

Videos

Stocks

Calculator

Newsstand

Compass

Podcasts

Free Apps from Apple6

iMovie

Pages

Keynote

Numbers

iTunes U

GarageBand

Apple Store

Trailers

Remote

Find My iPhone

Find My Friends

System Requirements
  • Apple ID (required for some features)
  • Internet access7
  • Syncing with iTunes on a Mac or PC requires:
    • Mac: OS X v10.6.8 or later
    • PC: Windows 8; Windows 7; Windows Vista; or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
    • iTunes 11.1 or later (free download from www.apple.com/itunes/download)
Environmental Requirements
  • Operating ambient temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
  • Nonoperating temperature: −4° to 113° F (−20° to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)
Languages Language Support

English (Australia, Canada, UK, U.S.), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional, Traditional Hong Kong), French (Canada, France), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish (Mexico, Spain), Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

QuickType keyboard support

English (Australia, Canada, India, UK, U.S.), Chinese - Simplified (Handwriting, Pinyin, Stroke), Chinese - Traditional (Cangjie, Handwriting, Pinyin, Stroke, Sucheng, Zhuyin), French (Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese (Kana, Romaji), Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cherokee, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Emoji, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, Flemish, Greek, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Marathi, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic, Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese

QuickType keyboard support with predictive input8

English (Australia, Canada, India, UK, U.S.) Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), French (Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Thai

Siri languages

English (Australia, Canada, UK, U.S.), Spanish (Mexico, Spain, U.S.), French (Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Germany, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Mainland China, Taiwan), Cantonese (Hong Kong)

Dictation languages

English (Australia, Canada, UK, U.S.), Spanish (Mexico, Spain, U.S.), French (Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Germany, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Mainland China, Taiwan), Cantonese (Hong Kong), Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovakian, Swedish, Turkish, Thai, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Definition dictionary support

English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Thai, Turkish

Bilingual dictionary support

Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish

Spell check

English (Australia, Canada, UK, U.S.), French, German, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Russian, Swedish, Turkish

Accessories

Accessories

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Lightning to 30-pin Adapter

Connect your current accessories to iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, and iPhone 5 using this adapter. Buy now (Lightning to 30-pin Adapter)

Other Accessories

  1. Requires a plan (which may include restrictions on switching service providers and roaming, even after contract expiration); sold separately to qualified customers. Credit check required; must be 18 or older. Wireless service is provided by and is the sole responsibility of your wireless service provider. Some capabilities are not available in all areas and depend on your wireless plan and service provider network. Service may not be available in all areas or at the signal strength, rates, speeds, or bandwidth as demonstrated. Some features may require added fees. Contact your wireless service provider for more details. Customers who want to upgrade from another phone or replace a previous-generation iPhone should check with their wireless service provider for pricing options. For those who are not qualified customers, are not eligible for an early upgrade, are purchasing an unlocked iPhone, or wish to buy an iPhone as a gift, see your carrier, an Apple Retail Store Specialist, the Apple Online Store, or an Apple Authorized Reseller for pricing. In CA and RI, sales tax is collected on the unbundled price of iPhone. Wi-Fi Internet access required for some features; fees may apply. Use constitutes acceptance of Apple’s software license agreement. Warranty information is also available at www.apple.com/legal/warranty/iphone. Unauthorized modification of your iPhone software violates the software license agreement. Inability to use an iPhone due to unauthorized modifications is not covered under your warranty.
  2. Size and weight vary by configuration and manufacturing process.
  3. FaceTime calling requires a FaceTime-enabled device for the caller and recipient and a Wi-Fi connection. Availability over a cellular network depends on carrier policies; data charges may apply.
  4. LTE and Wi-Fi calling are available in selected markets and through selected carriers. Speeds are based on theoretical throughput and vary based on site conditions. For details on LTE support, contact your carrier and see www.apple.com/iphone/LTE.
  5. All battery claims depend on network configuration and many other factors; actual results will vary. Battery has limited recharge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced by Apple service provider. Battery life and charge cycles vary by use and settings. See www.apple.com/batteries and www.apple.com/iphone/battery.html for more information.
  6. iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are free on the App Store for qualifying iOS 8 compatible devices with initial activation on or after September 1, 2013. See www.apple.com/ios/whats-new for iOS 8 compatible devices. Downloading apps requires an Apple ID.
  7. Wireless broadband recommended; fees may apply.
  8. Customized suggestions based on recipient and app are not available for Chinese (Simplified, Traditional) and Japanese.

Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas. Click here to see complete list.

Application and service availability and pricing are subject to change.

Summary

iPhone 5c

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