The Budget iPhone 5C Starts at $100, Ships September 20S

The budget iPhone 5C will go for $100 for the 16GB model and $200 for 32GB with a two-year contract. The colorful cheese grater-style cases cost $29 each.

The iPhone 5C is essentially the same phone as the iPhone 5 in the specs department. The main difference is the cheap guys have colorful plastic backs rather than aluminum. And off-contract, it's not such budget device at $550 for 16GB and $650 for 32GB. Preorders for the iPhone 5C start this Friday, and the device ships a week later. So if you buy a 5C on day one, you should have it in your hands by the following Friday, September 20.

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