Apple iPhone 5C Smartphones Hands-on video review: Apple iPhone 5C – is this the budget iPhone we've been waiting for? The plastic-flavoured iPhone 5C represents a dramatic change in strategy for Apple – but does the cheapest iPhone on the block have the potential to be a big hit? 11 September 2013 Comments Submitted by kennygolf on Wed, 2013-09-11 11:55. At 500 plus pounds can you really call this a budget version? You have to login or register to comment.