When the history of Apple's 2013 iPhone-a-palooza is written, the iPhone 5c will inevitably be viewed as the opening act to the iPhone 5s's headliner. But anyone who chooses the more colorful iPhone will hardly care. The iPhone 5c's compelling mixture of features, performance, and price is likely to persuade people with older models to upgrade. And it's an appealing, lower-cost option that should attract disaffected Android and Windows Phone users to the iOS fold.
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