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Apple iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c: all you need to know

Apple iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c: all you need to know

After several months worth of attention were paid as tribute towards the upcoming iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, we finally saw Apple take the drapes off of its two new arrivals just a few days ago.


Now, depending on where you stand in the whole Apple against the world nonsense, your take on the new iPhones will vary, sometimes wildly. Which is to say, that while facts are facts, both sides will have their own truth – there are those who are already whispering doom, claiming Apple has lost its mojo, while others blindly “see” the usual appeal and quality we've come to expect from Cupertino. If you fall into either one of these two 'categories', it's probably unlikely that the round-up below will affect your opinion much. But those of you who are willing to roll up their sleeves, get dirty, and genuinely want to see the new iPhones for what they really are: you have come to the right place.


Significantly better performance, courtesy of the new Apple-designed 64-bit A7 chip, camera improvements , and a Home key doubling up as a fingerprint scanner – those are the most notable hardware changes in the new, more evolved iPhone 5s. Looking at the iPhone 5c, we see a phone that is the harbinger of a strategy shift at Apple's HQ, though what Cupertino's exact thinking behind the polycarbonate near copy of the iPhone 5 was, remains to be seen. In terms of software, both devices are coming with iOS 7 out of the box, which marks an important step for Apple, a first since the concept of iDevices popped into Steve Jobs mind – this is the first real revamp of the OS, and it brings along a load of new goodies.


iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c essentials: release date, price and specs


Apple's new iPhones brought about a host of changes in their wake, so we have hand-picked and summarized for you the most essential points to take home right below.



Apple against the world: how do the new iPhones stack up?


The new iPhones are no exception to our rule that all smartphones need be judged in perspective. Those of you who are anxious to see how Cupertino's new boys stack up against the competition will have plenty to read, for we put the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c to the test.


Let's go deep


Not everybody has the time to go real deep on new smartphones, but this has never stopped us from offering in-depth coverage of the main aspects of new tech. That is precisely what we have in store for you, should you rise to the challenge and task yourself with reading the small print.


Missed the show?


Those of you who weren't able/forgot to tune in for Apple's rather private announcement of the iPhones can check our liveblog coverage of the event, or simply check the video below.


Last update: 12/09/2013

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posted on 12 Sep 2013, 05:42 4

1. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


why again?

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 08:25

22. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


bitter?

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 08:27 3

24. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Here's how PA makes articleZ out of these two devices.

Apple iPhone 5S: All you need to know.

Apple iPhone 5C: All you need to know.

Then they unify them both and you get: "Apple iPhone 5s and iPhone
5c: all you need to know"

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 05:56

39. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


that's much more pathetic than the fandroids that come here to cry about that practice.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 05:44 10

2. istitch (Posts: 164; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


All you need to know
it's not worth getting.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 08:25

23. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


butthurt?

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 08:29 5

26. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Head-hurt?

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 21:18 1

38. taikucing (unregistered)


Do you need thumbs up?

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 05:48 9

3. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


If you already know iPhone 5, then everything you should know about the iPhone 5C is that it is the same iPhone 5 just in the cheap looking body.

Everything you should know about iPhone 5S is that if you already have iPhone 5, then it is doesn't worth for upgrade to the iPhone 5S, better wait for iPhone 6 or just buy an Android or Windows Phone flagship smartphone.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 07:00

10. LumiaLover (Posts: 160; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


How can you make these comments without trying the phones out for yourself?

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 07:11

12. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Using simple logics and knowing technical specifications, I can easily compare them. Also I have iPhone 5.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 05:56

4. amiaq (Posts: 454; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


The more you know, if you're a fan, the more frustrated you are, if you're on a fence,clearly you'll steer away from this iphone. If you're already android users. AREN'T you glad you're in that camp, and start laughing.

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 16:10

41. Herbie52 (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)


I'm in the BB10 camp that also has ios and android runtime. The new blackberry 10 os is by far the best operating system available for a smartphone.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 05:58 5

5. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2669; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


We know already, 5C is Cheap but not affordable, 5S is Same but not different. :P

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 06:17 4

6. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


I knew all of these 1 month ago

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 08:03

16. dorianb (Posts: 391; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


The writing was on the wall moths ago. Just not many wanted to acknowledge it.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 06:25 1

7. LiquidGalaxy (Posts: 206; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Just get me back to my iPhone where i can have some decent apps again! Give me the 5S please..

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 10:22

35. TheKookiemonster007 (Posts: 12; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


So you cant buy a iphone 5 anymore.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 13:27

36. sam.7 (Posts: 68; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


what the hell? that graphics like ad we see on Nokia's ad.. the tearing down one!
f u ape..

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 15:42

40. Herbie52 (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)


All I need to know...what is the ram specs? What good is 64bit if the phone has no multi-task ability?

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 16:49

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