In Short

The 2013 iPhone 5c takes the 2012 iPhone 5 in a less-expensive, more fun direction with colorful unibody polycarbonate shells in red, green, blue, yellow, and white. It also sports a better LTE radio with support for more bands in more places, and an improved FaceTime. Plus, it ships with iOS 7, Apple's completely redesigned mobile operating system, made to match it in color and style.

The iPhone 5c will likely be replaced by another 4-inch iPhone in the fall of 2014, along with a bigger screen iPhone 6.