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 ofattention were paid as tribute towards the upcoming iPhone 5s andiPhone 5c, we finally saw Apple take the drapes off of its two newarrivals just a few days ago.

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

Significantly better performance,courtesy of the new Apple-designed 64-bit A7 chip, camera improvements , anda Home key doubling up as a fingerprint scanner – those are themost notable hardware changes in the new, more evolved iPhone 5s.Looking at the iPhone 5c, we see a phone that is the harbinger of astrategy shift at Apple's HQ, though what Cupertino's exact thinkingbehind the polycarbonate near copy of the iPhone 5 was, remains to beseen. In terms of software, both devices are coming with iOS 7 out ofthe box, which marks an important step for Apple, a first since theconcept of iDevices popped into Steve Jobs mind – this is the firstreal 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

Related phones

iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)
iPhone 5c
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1507 mAh(10h 3G talk time)



1. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

why again?

22. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009


24. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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"

39. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

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

2. istitch

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

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

23. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009


26. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012


38. taikucing unregistered

Do you need thumbs up?

3. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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.

10. LumiaLover

Posts: 237; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

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

12. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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

4. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 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.

41. Herbie52

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 15, 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.

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

6. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

I knew all of these 1 month ago

16. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

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

7. LiquidGalaxy

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

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

35. TheKookiemonster007

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

So you cant buy a iphone 5 anymore.

36. sam.7

Posts: 68; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

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

40. Herbie52

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

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

42. kmar323

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 20, 2013

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