It has finally arrived. After much anticipation, Apple unveiled its new iPhone line with the innovative 5C and 5S.
The iPhone 5C is a lower-cost iPhone that is made from plastic and comes in a variety of colors such as blue, green, yellow, pink and white. The phone comes in a 16 gigabyte ($99) version and a 32 gigabyte version ($199).
Although the prices reflect the cost of the phone with a contract from either AT&T, Sprint or Verizon, consumers may also elect to buy the phone without a contract for $549 for the 16 gigabyte version or $649 for the 32 gigabyte version.
The new iPhone 5c itself includes an A6 chip, the same as the iPhone 5, an eight megapixel camera and Apple’s unique retina display.
On the other hand, Apple utilized state-of-the-art technology in the iPhone 5S. The most notable feature of the phone is that the home button can now act as a personal fingerprint scanner: what Apple calls “Touch ID.” Users no longer need to type in passcodes to unlock their phone; rather, just pressing the home button will allow users to log onto their phones. The iPhone 5S also has some new hardware that is sure to increase technical users workflow. The new A7 and M7 chips are marketed that they can deliver “up to 2x faster CPU and graphics performance.” Furthermore, the iPhone 5S features a “True Tone” flash that gives users the ability to take better photos at low-light conditions.
The price of the iPhone 5S reflects that of the new-defunct iPhone 5: $199 for the 16 gigabyte, $299 for the 32 gigabyte version and $399 for the 64 gigabyte. Apple has also scratched the black option of the phone and now has Space Grey, Champagne and Silver iPhones.
Both the iPhone 5C and 5S will come with Apple’s latest version of their new iOS 7. New software managing the phone is minimalistic and layered.
Users may be surprised to find themselves wondering how to navigate their phones the first time they download iOS 7 . Nevertheless, after a few days, user productivity will definitely increase. Some key features of iOS 7 include Control Center: a place where users can easily toggle aspects of the phone such as Wifi, Bluetooth, brightness and music. Furthermore, the new notification center has been formed to act smarter, giving users an estimated time of arrivals to their homes and the weather at your current location. Finally, the all-new redesign of icons and lockscreens gives the phone a futuristic look.
There is no doubt that Apple has done it again. It keeps on releasing interesting products that are changing the way we look at things in the world.
The new iOS 7 operating system is sure to stun everyone who has or will have an iPhone. The new Touch ID allows users feel safer about their phone. The camera option will allow users to become better filmmakers and share moments with the people around them better and clearer.
Both phones were released on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, and are now available at local Apple retailers and third party electronic stores.