Sep 11, 2013

Launch of the New Apple iPhones: iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s.


The post scheduled to be published today was supposed to be an OOTD post but since I love technology more than fashion (yes, really ;)), I decided to dedicate today's post to the new iPhones, the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s. 

You know something's up when the Apple Store will 'be back'.




Apple started off by unveiling iOS 7 which will be available starting September 18 for free.  The oldest devices which can handle the new OS are iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPad Mini and 5th Gen iPod touch.  So if your device is newer than those, you can download iOS 7.


Image credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

There was no livestreaming (or none that I know of) of the launch of the new phones so I just followed the live updates of people who attended the event.  The list is by no means a complete listing of the features but just snippets of what I got from them.


iPhone 5c

- Made of hard coated polycarbonate
- Will come in different colors: blue, white, pink, yellow and green
- Price is $99 on a 2 year US plan, probably around $500+ if bought as a unit only
- Has a 4-inch retina display and can play widescreen videos- A6 chip
- 8 megapixel iSight camera with 3x zoom
- Higher battery capacity than previous iPhones (I hope this is true!)


Image credit: The Telegraph

iPhone 5c cases will be available in black, blue, green, pink, yellow, and white. I'm guessing they put holes on the cases so the color of the iPhone 5c's body can be seen. 


Image credit: The Telegraph


iPhone 5s
Apple calls it "the most forward-thinking phone we've ever created, perhaps that anyone has ever made. Packed with incredible technologies in service of using these in the way we want to."

- 3 metal finishes: silver, gold and space grey
- A7 chip - 64-bit
- 10 hours 3G talk, 10 hours LTE browsing, 10 hours of video, 40 hours music playback, 250 hours staandby,  (again I hope this is true!)
- Uses fingerprint sensing called Touch ID for security instead of a passcode which is located right in the home button (coolios!)
- Camera has a new Apple-designed lens with f/2.2 aperture
- Camera can take 10 frames per second (a feature that Samsung phones have that Apple iPhones previously didn't)
- Camera has a new flash, called True Tone, a dual LED flash which automatically chooses from 1000 different possible colours to match the room
- Camera can capture HD video in slow motion and real time


Image credit: The Telegraph

When will the new iPhones be available? Starting Friday, pre-order of the new iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s will be available in the following countries: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore US and the UK.  The new iPhones will be released on September 20 in US, Canada and Australia. 


Image credit: The Guardian


I think I'm liking the iPhone 5s because of the new camera features and the fingerprint sensor.  But I'm not sure if it's worth replacing my iPhone 5 right now.

The iPhone 5c not so much.  It reminds me of those colorful Nokia phones.  And I won't be able to buy cute cases anymore because it would render futile the colorful part of the phone.

What do you think of the new phones?  Yay or nay? 



2 comments:

  1. Why do they have to come-up with iphone5C? It doesnt suit the "apple" image. Just my opinion. ;-)

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  2. Although I think that the iPhone 5S is too saturated to my very eyes, I still won't hesitate to have one hehehe. (:

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