Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C Launched!

Sep 12, 13 Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C Launched!

Mystery surrounding the latest iPhone comes to an end with Apple launching its two smartphones the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5C at an event held in San Francisco on Tuesday.

With this launch, Apple discontinues the old model iPhone 5. The iPhone 5S is a premium model from Apple. The low-priced plastic-cased iPhone 5C targets customers in India and China.

Both the devices boast of some unique features and come loaded with Apple’s latest iOS 7. Lets go through their details one by one to find out if these new phone are worth posing tough competition against the lead runners in the market.

Apple iPhone 5S

The iPhone 5S has the same 4-inch size screen with IPS LCD technology, the resolution is at 1136 x 640p and has pixel density of 326ppi. These models come in three colors namely gold, silver or space gray.

The overall design is same of the Apple iPhone 5.

Under the hood, it packs a A7 chip which according to the manufacturer is the world’s first 64 bit desktop-class architecture in a smartphone. But this claim cannot be justified as to Huawei Ascend D Quad launched in Feb 2012 last year also boasted of a 64 bit chipset!

Similar to Google Nexus 7, the iPhone 5s supports OpenGL ES 3.0 for graphics.

The 5S comes in three storage options 16, 32 and 64GB. The Connectivity sutie includes 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 8-pin Lightning adapter.

The phone is fitted with improvised 8MP shooter camera in the rear with dual-LED flash and the front unit is a 1.2MP.

Touch ID – Fingerprint Scanner

The Touch ID -Fingerprint Scanner helps authenticate Appstore purchases and app updates besides providing security lock to the iPhone 5S.

Built into the home button, Touch ID uses a laser cut sapphire crystal, together with the capacitive touch sensor, to take a high-resolution image at about 550ppi of your fingerprint.
In the USA, it is priced for $199 for 16 GB, $299 for 32 GB and $399 for 64 gigabytes of memory.

Apple iPhone 5C

Similar to the Apple iPhone 5S, the Apple iPhone 5C sports a 4-inch display with 1136  X  640-pixel resolution and 326 ppi.

The cheaper model comes in green, grey, light blue, peach, and yellow colors. It comes in new polycarbonate shell design that resembles some of the Nokia Lumia devices.

The A6 processor that was used in the iPhone 5 is packed in the 5C. It also runs on iOS 7.

Like the Apple iPhone 5, it has an 8MP camera with five-element lens and LED flash on the back. The front facing is a 1.2MP camera.

The device has improved Siri version, it is capable of identifying English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin and Cantonese. The iPhone 5C is priced at $99 for 16GB and $199 for 32 GB.

Both the models go on sale in the following countries from September 20th and they are US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK.

India launch is expected by December of this year however, the Chinese counterparts for the first time in history are getting the device in an initial release phase.

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