iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

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    Sep 12, 2013 2:09 AM GMT
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    iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C What You Need To Know
    So! Apple finally unveiled the new iPhone 5S and the 5C. You can watch the iPhone media event here:

    IPHONE MEDIA EVENT VIDEO

    Here are some of the highlights:

    iPhone 5C.

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    This iPhone is intended to replace the current iPhone 5. The specs are identical to that of the 5 and it will only come in 2 available storage options-16GB and 32GB. The iPhone 5C features a plastic/polycarbonate shell that will come in 5 colours. It will retail for $99 16GB and $199 32GB on contract, $549 16GB and $649 32GB off contract. There is really nothing particularly new about this device besides the new colours and a fresher look which overall might make it more attractive to users looking for a cheaper iPhone that does not necessarily look dated.

    iPhone 5S.

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    This is where the big deal is. The iPhone 5S will resemble the look of the iPhone 5 to a great degree but its hardware internals have been completely upgraded. The 5S will come in an extra colour option-Gold Champaign and the black version will be leaning more towards a mid-dark grey.

    The device will be powered by a new A7 processor which is 64 bits, the first 64 bit processor in a mobile device. This will definitely represent a drastic improvement in terms of performance and while apps will need to specifically support this architecture, iOS 7 is already 64 bit enabled and as such the overall experience will be noticeably better(about twice as fast) from the get go. It will also support Open GL ES 3.0 which is great for gaming performance. As a bit of a surprise we also learned that the processor has a built in motion coprocessor called the M7. This coprocessor will drastically improve data collection from the iPhone's accelerometer and gyroscope which will translate in a more reliable API for wearable technology. Apple worked closely with Nike to showcase some of the advantages from this.

    Something that wasn't too surprising(1000+ leaks) was the inclusion of a fingerprint scanner on the iPhone 5S. Apple explained the advantages this technology can provide in terms of security and better user experience. The fingerprint scanner is built in the home button of the iPhone protected by a sapphire crystal layer and surrounded by a silver ring that will detect when your finger is on it so there is no need to actually press the button. This technology will allow users to immediately unlock their phones by just tapping the home button(no more pass-codes!) and to complete iTunes purchases in a similar manner. We can also expect the API for this sensor to be available for developers to allow for more secure authentication within their own apps. Apple also made it clear that the fingerprint data never leaves the phone, it is actually stored and encrypted in the processor of the iPhone itself.

    The camera also got some noticeable improvements featuring dual LED flash with "smart tone". Basically this means that depending on the lighting conditions the flash knows exactly the best balance needed so that pictures dont end up looking over saturated. One of the flashes is white while the other one is amber which allows for a 1000 different variations of flash. The megapixel count did not change but Apple did increase the aperture for better pictures under low light conditions. The camera also features 120fps video which is a nice bonus.

    Finally the battery got a two hour boost and that pretty much sums up everything that is happening with the iPhone 5S. The iPhone will be available for purchase on September 20th. Price remains unchanged. $199 16Gb, $299 32Gb, $399 64Gb on contract.

    iPhone 5S hands on video

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    Sep 12, 2013 2:11 AM GMT
    I think the 5S looks great, but not enough to upgrade. I'm good with my 5 for now.
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    Sep 12, 2013 3:25 AM GMT
    I'm getting a 5S in a few weeks. End of discussion.
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    Sep 12, 2013 12:04 PM GMT
    I think Apple was Steve Jobs.....
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    Sep 12, 2013 12:45 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said I think Apple was Steve Jobs.....


    +1000
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    Sep 12, 2013 5:15 PM GMT
    As usual, superior technical specs for Apple:

    http://www.androidpit.com/iphone-5s-vs-galaxy-s4-lg-g2-xperia-z1
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    Sep 12, 2013 5:17 PM GMT
    juvenescences saidI think the 5S looks great, but not enough to upgrade. I'm good with my 5 for now.


    Same here. I didn't see anything exciting enough to get me to upgrade. I got my Iphone5 less than two months ago and I'm happy with it.
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    Sep 12, 2013 5:45 PM GMT
    Hmm... maybe when they get to 6. It would be nice to have enough memory to store data (music, navigation charts) and have something left over to use for the video camera.

    Of course, I may start taking a few more risks with my naked 4.
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    Sep 12, 2013 7:01 PM GMT
    See, Apple copying Samsung again. Plastic phones today. Guessing IR transmitters in the iphone 6. And 5" display in the iphone 7. Motion control in the iphone 8.
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    Sep 12, 2013 7:05 PM GMT
    How much will the new 5S cost?
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    Sep 12, 2013 7:09 PM GMT
    jmusmc85 saidHow much will the new 5S cost?
    Same price as always. $199 on contract. But now that carriers are offering these no contract plans, I'm not sure. Most likely $600+ paid in monthly installments.
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    Sep 12, 2013 8:36 PM GMT
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    jmusmc85 saidHow much will the new 5S cost?
    Same price as always. $199 on contract. But now that carriers are offering these no contract plans, I'm not sure. Most likely $600+ paid in monthly installments.


    So if I already have an iphone4 with a AT&T contract I can upgrade to a 5S for $199???

    I'm not good with these things. Usually my top handles shit like this for me...icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 12, 2013 8:45 PM GMT
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    xrichx said
    jmusmc85 saidHow much will the new 5S cost?
    Same price as always. $199 on contract. But now that carriers are offering these no contract plans, I'm not sure. Most likely $600+ paid in monthly installments.


    So if I already have an iphone4 with a AT&T contract I can upgrade to a 5S for $199???

    I'm not good with these things. Usually my top handles shit like this for me...icon_biggrin.gif
    How many months do you have left on your current contract? If it's just a few, they might let it slide since you're getting a new phone.
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    Sep 12, 2013 11:26 PM GMT
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    juvenescences saidI think the 5S looks great, but not enough to upgrade. I'm good with my 5 for now.


    Same here. I didn't see anything exciting enough to get me to upgrade. I got my Iphone5 less than two months ago and I'm happy with it.


    This is actually the biggest specs upgrade from iPhone to iPhone since the iPhone Edge in 2007. In short Apple upgraded:

    1 - Processor to 64bits. This is a HUGE deal in smartphone computing. It truly allows for powerful applications and graphics.

    2 - Motion Coprocessor. Also another huge deal that will play a mayor role in wearable technology and GPS accuracy. Just to give you a glimpse of what Apple is working on thanks to this new piece of hardware: http://9to5mac.com/2013/09/12/iphones-m7-motion-processor-to-integrate-with-maps-as-apple-develops-indoor-mapping-public-transit/

    3 - Camera. So many improvements on the camera that I dont even know where to begin.

    4 - Better battery life.

    5 - Fingerprint sensor security which will completely make pass-codes outdated and it will also lead the transition to this type of authentication elsewhere.


    Seriously if this iPhone does not convice you, the next one wont either. It may look the same but the internals are far from being the same.
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    Sep 12, 2013 11:29 PM GMT
    xrichx saidSee, Apple copying Samsung again. Plastic phones today. Guessing IR transmitters in the iphone 6. And 5" display in the iphone 7. Motion control in the iphone 8.


    There are already countless IR transmiters accessories for iPhones. All the motion control gimmicks on the GS4 had to be disabled by most users since they are poorly implemented and become more annoying than helpful. Samsung really sucks when it comes to software. My Samsung Smart TV, has like a million features built it, I had to cancel every single one of them specially voice control and motion control, it is just so bad and inaccurate that you just have to give up.
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    Sep 12, 2013 11:38 PM GMT
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    jmusmc85 saidHow much will the new 5S cost?

    $79 a month


    more like $79 - $120 a month for the next two years.
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    Sep 13, 2013 1:31 AM GMT
    I think the question on many people's minds is How, if any, way will this effect Grindr and other match-making social media sites? icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 13, 2013 1:32 AM GMT
    I'd rather have a Samsung Galaxy. icon_cool.gif
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    Sep 13, 2013 2:22 AM GMT
    I am going to upgrade soon as I am still in the stone age with a regular cell phone. The Apple 5C offered for $99 is a good deal and very budget. The app I've been wanting for a long while is the one where you can hold your phone up to a song playing and it will tell you the song title. is that Shazam? Would that app work with these phones, including the 5C?
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    Sep 13, 2013 2:34 AM GMT
    ChicagoSteve saidI am going to upgrade soon as I am still in the stone age with a regular cell phone. The Apple 5C offered for $99 is a good deal and very budget. The app I've been wanting for a long while is the one where you can hold your phone up to a song playing and it will tell you the song title. is that Shazam? Would that app work with these phones, including the 5C?
    I think the 5C is only for emerging markets. But I wouldn't be surprised if they start showing up on ebay.

    But really the 5C is a 5 in a plastic body. As soon as the 5S comes out, the regular 5 should be available for $100 on contract. Something to consider if you prefer the metal case.
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    Sep 13, 2013 1:48 PM GMT

    I wonder did any of you realize about the battery? other than the 64 bit makes it sound so big. icon_rolleyes.gif

    *just saying.

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    Sep 13, 2013 1:51 PM GMT

    Plastic plastic plastic...I wonder why did they go plastic with that sort of colors as well...icon_confused.gif

    I mean honestly didn't they realize Nokia Lumia was all so toy looking in those colors?
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    Sep 13, 2013 1:53 PM GMT


    What I'm more amazed is the finger print button. icon_cool.gif

    now that's neat.
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    Sep 13, 2013 5:27 PM GMT
    Har19 said

    What I'm more amazed is the finger print button. icon_cool.gif
    now that's neat.

    That's been available for a while now for laptops. My feeling is that it was never terribly popular, is that true?
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    Sep 13, 2013 5:36 PM GMT
    If Steve Jobs were alive and in charge of this new iPhone release people would be bug eyed and slapping their knees saying, "Can you believe this amazing new iPhone!?!? Look at all that incredible innovation!"

    This lackluster reception of the new iPhones I think proves my theory which is that Apple recovered and did so well for several years purely because of Steve Jobs' exemplary marketing, packaging, and branding.

    He was the perfect huckster.