Apple unveils iPhone 5C and 5S; Specs and Price
Finally it is official as rumored and expected. Apple has unveiled its new generation iPhones, iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S and both based on the iPhone 5. The new models were unveiled after a months of speculation and leaks. by announcing iPhone 5C, the Apple was breaking its status qua, and it should also be part of Apple’s new strategy to attract more consumers by offering “iPhone” for “cheap price”. The fact is the new iPhone 5C is spec-wise almost like iPhone 5, with brand new body in many colors.
Design-wise, the iPhone 5C is built around polycarbonate body and will be offered in many eye-catching colors, just like Lumia devices. The device is slim, not as thin as the premium iPhone 5S, but compact and should be comfortable to hold in your hand.
In terms of specs, the iPhone 5C is powered by Apple A6 chipset, the same one on the iPhone 5 and sports a 4″ Retina display with same resolution at 640 x 1136. The device has 8 MP camera on the back which features BSI sensor and 5 element lens and for video calling, there is an HD camera with 1.9 pixels.
Apple iPhone 5C is coming with LTE support for faster internet experience up to 100Mbps and pther usual connectivity features such as Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0. In terms of software, the new iPhone 5C is running on iOS 7
The iPhone 5C is slightly thicker than the predecessor measuring 9mm and weigh in at 132g.
The iPhone 5C will be available in two versions, 16 GB and 32 GB and will be offered for a price of $99 and $199 respectively, but wait.. it is on contract. And if you are ready to throw extra money, you will get a protective case in color of your choice. the iPhone 5C will be available for pre-order starting September 13 and release date is set to September 20 in US, China, the UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and Singapore.
Apple iPhone 5S
On the other hand, the Apple iPhone 5S is a premium device with same outfit but many changes inside. The device boasts to be the first to use new Apple A7 chip, first 64-bit chip to ever use on smartphone.
With the new A7 chip, the new iPhone 5S is up to 56 times faster than the original iPhone but it is still backward compatible with 32-bit. And for gamers, Apple is bringing OpenGL ES 3.0 support and will offer higher-quality graphics. Moreover, the chip is accompanied by a M7 co-processor which keeps an account of motion sensors such as accelerometer, gyro, compass, making sure more precise tracking and enabling a new generation of sports apps.
As expected, the new iPhone 5S is coming with fingerprint scanner right under the home button which can be used for authentication and easy unlocking of the device. The home key is covered in a more scratch-proof and sapphire material.
On the back is new camera with a bigger sensor, new lens and dual-LED flash. iPhone 5S has a sensor of 1.5m pixels and an aperture of f/2.2, that should enable the device to capture better ow light shots. To help with camera, camera app has got new features, which will enable the device to select one with sharpest focus from multiple shots and it is also capable of setting white balance and exposure. It also offers which Apple calls “dynamic local tone map”, a 15 zones auto-focus metering. The camera also offers an 120 fps slow motion video shooting mode at 720p and it can burst shots 10 fps. And instead of single LED flash, the new iPhone 5S has got dual_LED flash with different colors.
The iPhone 5S packs a longer lasting battery which Apple claims to offer 10 hours of talk time on 3G, 10 hours of browsing on a 4G LTE, 10 hours video playback and up to 250 hours of standby.
The new iPhone 5S will be available in one more color. Apple has added a third color, gold as well as black and grey.
like the iPhone 5C, the iPhone 5S will also be on pre-order starting September 13 and will be launched a week later on September 20th. The pricing for iPhone 5S on contract goes as follows
- iPhone 5S 16GB : $199
- iPhone 5S 32GB : $299
- iPhone 5S 64GB : $399