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When it comes to applications the App Store on the iPhone 5C really only has one competitor in the form of Google Play, and it's fair to say that the App Store still comes out on top in terms of quality - if not quantity.
At last count earlier this year, Apple confirmed it had over 1.4 million applications in its App Store, so there's plenty for you to choose from including business related content, fitness apps and games.
The store itself is simple to navigate with various categories to drill down into to find the apps best suited to you, and the Top Charts shows you which ones are the most popular at the moment - and ultimately the ones which are worth downloading.
You can download a maximum of three applications simultaneously on the iPhone 5C, letting you get your favourite apps onto the phone even quicker.
If you select more than three to download the others will wait in the wings on your homescreen and will commence downloading when another has finished.
Apps such as Clock, Calendar, Weather, Calculator and Compass are all self explanatory, intuitive and have been given a visual reboot thanks to iOS 7.
The Passbook app arrived with iOS 6 and provides you with a storage area for all your loyalty and gift cards, cinema tickets and airplane boarding passes.
It's scope is limited depending on which region you live in and there's only a handful of applications which current support the Passbook way of life - although most of the major airlines have tie ins with the service, as do the likes of Starbucks, AirBnB and yPlan.
Sadly the iPhone 5C lacks the necessary Touch ID and NFC hardware to take advantage of the new Apple Pay service.
Siri makes a return to the iPhone arena on the iPhone 5C and thanks to the iOS 8.1 update it's got a few new tricks up its sleeve - including the ability for you to choose whether it's a woman's or man's dulcet tones which ask you "what can I help you with?"
Just hold down the home button to activate Siri, or hold down the central button on the earpods cable if you're in need of some hands-free action.
All the usual commands are present, from making a call and writing a text to setting a reminder to buy milk and finding out if you need to take an umbrella with you - because looking out of the window is difficult.
You can ask your virtual assistant to launch applications - although I found this a little unnecessary - and with the help of WolframAlpha you can ask poignant questions such as "how many days until Christmas?" or "how far away is the moon?" It's enlightening stuff.
I still think Siri trumps the Google Now offering in Android, but it's usefulness varies from country to country - with the best service available in the States where far more services are intertwined with the personal assistant.
While Apple's own business orientated applications, aimed at taking on Microsoft's Office suite and Google Docs, don't come pre-installed on the iPhone 5C it's worth noting these apps are now available to download free on all newly purchased iPhones.
This means you can get access to Pages (a word processor), Keynote (a PowerPoint rival) and Numbers (basically Excel) free of charge, which will be a godsend for anyone looking to use the iPhone 5C for business. You'll also get iPhoto and iMovie for free too, and really does supercharge the iPhone 5C when it comes to being a fully-formed device right out of the box.
All your documents are backed up to iCloud as well, meaning they'll be available on any of your iDevices or Macs - plus you can also access them via any web browser by going to the iCloud website.
The iOS 8.1 update also brings the Health app, which can sync with a variety of fitness apps and track your fitness. The iPhone 5C lacks the hardware, specifically the M7 co-processor, to take full advantage, but pair it with a wearable and you can form a good picture of your fitness. It also helps you to store potentially important medical information.
Let's face it: if you want the best apps experience out there, then Apple still has it. While the top end of Android devices are pretty universal in their slick UI and power for apps, Google Play still has to deal with so much fragmentation.
Google has done a fantastic job at managing to overcome this problem, but its rare I'll download an app on an iPhone and an Android device and not be more impressed by the UI (if perhaps not always the functionality) on the iPhone or iPad.
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John joined TechRadar over a decade ago as Staff Writer for Phones, and over the years has built up a vast knowledge of the tech industry. He's interviewed CEOs from some of the world's biggest tech firms, visited their HQs and has appeared on live TV and radio, including Sky News, BBC News, BBC World News, Al Jazeera, LBC and BBC Radio 4. Originally specializing in phones, tablets and wearables, John is now TechRadar's resident automotive expert, reviewing the latest and greatest EVs and PHEVs on the market. John also looks after the day-to-day running of the site.
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