iPhone 5C: First look at Apple's low-cost budget smartphone (images) Summary: The low-cost budget iPhone 5C retains the curves reminiscent of an older model, yet remains sleek and refined. Here's the first few snapshots of the highly-anticipated device. By Zack Whittaker for Between the Lines | September 10, 2013 -- 20:16 GMT (13:16 PDT) Follow @zackwhittaker Previous | Next Image 3 of 12 It also comes with iOS 7, which will be released on September 18 for free. Image: Apple Topics: Apple, iOS, iPhone Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.