Tuesday, September 10, 2013

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C Announced at Apple Keynote

For some people, it's Tuesday, September tenth. For others, it's a smartphone Christmas. The annual Apple Keynote was today and with it came the announcement of the highly rumored iPhone 5C, the iPhone's cheaper cousin. The 5C is made from unibody plastic that comes in blue, yellow, green, pink, and black. The parts are cheaper so it won't be as powerful as the 5S but you don't have to worry about shattering the back like the iPhone 4 and 4S. The 5C will start at $99 for a 16GB model but will also have a $199 32GB model. The iPhone 5S on the other hand is made from the same material as the iPhone 5 but will feature a new color. The 5S will come in black, white, and gold but it's not advisable to put it on a gold chain. One of the big features of the 5S is powered by a 64-bit processor being a first for smartphone, but this is out shined by the biggest feature. The iPhone 5S has a fingerprint scanner built into the phone's home button. Not only can you make you phone only unlock with your magic touch but it can be used to authenticate purchases in the iTunes store. The iPhone 5S will start at $199 for the 16GB model up to $399 for the 64GB on a two year contract. It seems Apple aims to take some of the 3rd world markets from Google's cheaper Android platform with it's cheaper 5C and new the 5S' new gold coloring as the color gold is quite popular in some Asian countries.

To get the full story, head to TechnoBuffalo and The Verge's 5S hands-on and 5C impressions.  

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