12 Sep Hot News: Apple’s iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C
Yesterday, 9/10, Apple shook the world of technology peeps with their announcement of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, technically removing the most loved iPhone 5 so far in the world of iPhones, from the limelight.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said, “iPhone 5 had the most successful first year of any iPhone we’ve ever done.” So why the birth of these two iPhones now?
Apple’s business has become so large that they opted to replace iPhone 5 with not just one but two designs. Is that clever? Or does it benefit both Apple and its consumers? And will it be a Virtual Assistant (VA) go-getter? Let us take a look at the differences between the two.
At an overview, the iPhone 5S comes with three metal aluminum colors, namely: silver, gold and ‘space gray.’ It has 64-bit A7 system chip, which is twice as fast at CPU and graphics task; thus, it is expected to perform 40 times better than the original iPhone. iPhone 5S also has a handy feature called the fingerprint scanner, which is a Touch ID fingerprint sensor to easily identify the user(s) as it can be set to detect multiple fingers. This will come in handy especially for Virtual Assistants (VAs) who talk easily to their clients via mobile using Skype and Voxer, which the latter works best in iPhones. The iPhone 5S camera has a larger 8MP sensor and the pixels in the sensor are 1.5 microns. According to Apple’s Senior VP Phil Schiller, the bigger the pixels are, the better pictures. Its new video camera option is a Slo-Mo camera that shoots 120 frames per second in high definition and it has a True Tone Flash for use both of the camera and video camera. It has a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery and charges via USB to computer system or power adapter, with 10 hours of 3G talk time and LTE browsing as well as WiFi. Its standby time is up to 250 hours and video playback is up to 10 hours, with the audio playback up to 40 hours.
Now let’s see what the iPhone 5C can brag about. It is the most colorful and fun iPhone by far with its 5-color options: blue, green, white, pink, and yellow with their fronts in black color. It doesn’t have a metal case; instead, it is a hard-coated polycarbonate, with a steel-reinforced structure for incredible rigidity. The phone uses the iPhone 5’s 4-inch Retina display. It features an A6 chip and it offers an 8MP iSight camera, too. It has LED flash both for the camera and the video camera. Its battery is a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion, charging via USB to computer system or power adapter and has the same talk times and internet usage as well as video and audio playback times with the iPhone 5S.
With their pricing, the iPhone 5C is a hundred US dollar bucks lower than the iPhone 5S. For a 16GB iPhone 5S, it will be worth $199, 32GB for $299, and 64GB for $399. The iPhone 5C costs $99 for the 16GB model. It can go with a 32GB model for $199, but with a two-year contract in countries where it will be available. It can be pre-ordered starting on September 13 and will be on sale starting on September 20 in the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores, and through AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, as well as select Apple authorized resellers while orders for the iPhone 5s will start on September 20.
Having both the iPhone 5S and 5C will definitely benefit Apple. Its market will now not just be on those who can and would want to spend on high-end iPhones, but it also has a good deal offer to the mid-range market. And with VAs being mostly girls and find iPhones handy in helping them be efficient with their VA job, I think having the polycarbonated case in colorful appearance will actually appeal to them. They would have lots of colors to choose from to match their personalities. So, VAs chant ‘Kudos to Apple!’