One of the most awaited tech press conference of the year, finally has some news with it. On 10 Sep 2013, Apple, announced two new iPhones which can be aptly considered to be an upgrade of the existing iPhone 5. Facing stiff competition from a wide variety of models from Samsung and unable to capture the low cost smartphone market, this announcement was the need of the hour for Apple.
Very briefly, iPhone 5S is an upgrade from the existing iPhone 5 whereas iPhone 5C is a similar configuration to iPhone 5 with a cheaper form factor in terms of plastic body. The key thing in iPhone 5S is the fingerprint recognition which improves as one uses it. This could be a game changer for Apple as such technology does not exist in any smartphone as yet. Along with that, an improved A7 chip and M7 coprocessor, 64 bit mobile architecture, the performance is significantly improved of high processing applications. Camera has been made better with a large sensor and larger aperture. Ofcourse iOS 7 is the final thing which will be the released on Sep 18 and available on iPhone 4 onwards. Also Apple for the first time has ventured into iPhone case market and is now providing leather cases for the iPhones. iPhone 5S comes in three colors, Gold, Silver and Black. The initial tagline for iPhone 5S is "Forward Thinking"
iPhone 5C is the Colorful thing according to Apple. Available in five different colors, white, red, yellow, blue and green, its the first time, Apple is moving away from its standard black and white. With an A6 chip, ultrafast LTE and iSight Camera, Apple has not compromised in the internal specifications of the phone. One more enhancement is the FaceTime HD Camera. The initial tagline for iPhone 5C is "For the Colorful"
Are these two products winner for Apple? This will be answered once they hit the shelfs in few weeks. Apple aficionados will pick it up on the first opportunity. Also Apple did not make an attempt towards giving a new shape to the iPhone unlike Samsung. Will have to wait and watch how much the iPhone 5C will penetrate the low cost Indian Market where a smartphone starts from as low as Rs. 2000 !!!