Here it is everyone! September 10 was the most awaited date for all Apple fans out there. Since the time Apple sets a date when to announce their new products, today will be the culmination and the launching of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.
Apple is now taking the center stage of the many tech blogs (including myself, of course), forums, and social networking sites as these new mobile devices will be introduced to the general public.
Due to the tough competition between iOS and Android, it’s about time that Apple will have to make their new move. There had been a lot of rumors about the specifications and features of iPhone 5S and 5C well before it was announced.
Well, we have no one to blame as people get too excited when they hear new products from Apple and fresh information leaking from the company are very well welcomed.
In this post, let us see the general details about the iPhone 5S and 5C that we have gathered so far.
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#1: IPhone 5S
Let us first take a look at iPhone 5S. I know it may sound suspicious why Apple has to release two devices at the same time. But who cares, this giant multinational company makes it even more exciting with two novel products.
IPhone 5S is almost the same with its predecessor 5, but with some exceptional added features.
Microprocessor – one peculiar change that is very special is the processor. The IOS of iPhone 5S is much faster and more effective.
The processor is known as iOS7. This new processor is not just faster, but much smarter. The version of Siri in this iOS can absorb various information from the activities you do in Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, search history, and many other online activities.
Moreover, the iPhone 5S will possess the much trumpeted A7 that is twice as fast as iPhone 5. A7 is the world’s first processor used in smartphone.
- M7 chip – this is another additional feature endowed in iPhone 5S. M7 is an improved motion processor that results to a more effective gestural data, accelerometer, and motion data.
With M7, your iPhone will be smarter in determining whether you are really walking or just driving. Thus, counting your steps will be more accurate.
- Battery life – the battery of iPhone 5S has longer battery life. It can last up to 250 hours of standby mode and 10 hours of Wi-Fi browsing.
Camera – the camera of iPhone 5S is much clearer and more crisp. It boosts of 12 megapixels and two types of LED flash. One is white and the other is amber.
Because of these two new LED color, you will have better captured images as it will automatically adjust according to the environments lighting.
- Fingerprint sensor – your iPhone 5S will be more secured because of the fingerprint sensor or known as Touch ID. The new feature can enable you to make purchases using your fingerprint. The Touch ID is an additional cool stuff because you will not just increase the security of your iPhone, but it can actually be a tool to protect your personal information.
- Available color – there are at least three colors that you can choose from; space grey, gold, silver.
#2: IPhone 5C
Now let us go to iPhone 5C, which will be released at the same time as iPhone 5S. One strong reason Apple will be releasing a second handset is to draw more costumers. IPhone 5C is a cheaper version of iPhone 5. Please let us not mistakenly assume that the “C” in 5C would mean “cheap”, alright? It means “Colour” which has something to do with its unique feature.
Apple is losing the battle in market share against Samsung because of the much cheaper priced smartphones of Samsung. As a response, iPhone 5C is released to the market.
- Internal hardware – the internal hardware and component of iPhone 5C is much similar to iPhone 5.
Color – iPhone 5C comes with different case color which include blue, red, yellow, green, and white. The appearance of 5C is definitely a unique attribute compared to other generations of iPhone.
With its additional color, iPhone takes on the new tone of being funky and lively. The back casing of the iPhone 5C is made of a single part with its front made of glass. The feel of the new casing is bright, matte texture, and glossy.
In addition to this, the color of iPhone 5C is highly customizable. You can change the color of the back casing and with the cut-out; the color of the phone underneath will show up, making 30 possible colors for you to experience.
A6 Chip – the new phone retain the previous A6 chip which is one of the fastest processor there is. Like what was mentioned, the iPhone 5S has the A7 already.
But if you do not have the budget, you can opt for A6 instead, which is still a good choice considering the capabilities of A6. In addition to this, A6 is designed to consume the least amount of power. Therefore, you can enjoy you 5C longer.
LTE wireless – there is no doubt that iPhone 5C is one of the fastest LTE-enabled smartphone. Thus, you can download and upload files in the fastest way possible. With the increasing support of LTE iPhone worldwide, there is no doubt that iPhone 5C is one of the best choices out there.
Camera – the 5C has an 12MP-enabled camera. It can provide you with sleek and sharp images. In addition to this, you can choose from the eight built-in default filters. You can apply these filters before or after taking a shot. You can also take videos in HD and zoom up to 3x.
How much are the new phones?
The iPhone 5S is a lot more expensive with a starting price of $199. On the other hand, the iPhone 5C has a starting price of $99. So you can see why the iPhone 5C has to exist at all. It is a competitive alternative for the premium iPhone models.
The two phones will be released at the same time on September 20, 2013. So expect people go crazy with the new Apple’s phone starting this day.