Everything you need to know about Apple iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C, their features and pricing in India.
Apple launched the iPhone 5S & the iPhone 5C amidst huge hype and brouhaha over its features and pricing, most of which were already leaked out pretty accurately.
We bring to you all the information you would need to know about the iPhone 5S & iPhone 5C.
Apple iPhone 5S Features & Pricing in India
Display & Body
The display on the iPhone 5S remains the same at 4.0 inches with a pixel density of 326 ppi. As expected, the design is also the same as the iPhone 5.
64 bit A7 chip and M7 motion co-processor
The iPhone 5S comes with the new A7 chip which Apple claims to be the world’s first 64 bit desktop-class architecture in a smartphone. Apparently Huawei Ascend D Quad launched in Feb 2012 last year also boasted of a 64 bit chipset.
M7 motion coprocessor gathers data from the accelerometer, gyroscope and compass to offload work from the A7 for improved power efficiency. Apple has allowed developers’ access to the new CoreMotion APIs that take advantage of M7, thus allowing them to create better fitness and activity apps.
Touch ID – Fingerprint Scanner
Built into the home button, Touch ID uses a laser cut sapphire crystal, together with the capacitive touch sensor, to take a high-resolution image at about 550ppi of your fingerprint. Touch ID will allow you to authenticate Appstore purchases and app updates besides providing security lock to the iPhone 5S.
8MP iSight Camera with True Tone Flash
The iPhone 5S boasts of a new 8MP iSight camera, which features a larger f/2.2 aperture and a new, larger sensor with 1.5μ pixels for better sensitivity and low-light performance. The camera has capability to shoot 10 frames-per-second in burst mode, and 120 frames-per-second slow motion video at 720p.
The dual LED Flash, called the True Tone Flash by Apple adjusts colour and intensity for over 1,000 combinations to give better images under dark light conditions.
The new iPhone 5S now comes in three new different colours called Gold, Silver and Space Grey. Apple has also introduced new leather covers for the device with 6 colours to choose from i.e. beige, black, blue, brown, yellow and red.
The iPhone 5S comes with iOS 7, Apple’s latest redesigned UI along with the option to download the iWorks apps Suite for free which includes iPhoto, iMovie, Pages, Numbers and Keynote apps that are otherwise paid for apps.
Availability and Pricing
The iPhone 5S is priced at $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB and $399 for 64GB on two-year contract in the US, while you can expect it to be priced at around Rs. 50,000 in India for the 16GB version and upwards for the others.
The iPhone 5S will be available starting Sep 20th in the US, while it is expected to be made available in India sometime during mid-November.
Apple iPhone 5C Features & Pricing in India
Body & Design
The iPhone 5C comes in a new polycarbonate shell design which we feel, resembles the Nokia Lumia 620 a bit. It’s available in five colours viz, blue, green, pink, yellow and white.
It sports the same features as the iPhone 5 which include:
4.0 inch Retina display
8MP iSight Camera
The A6 chip
The iPhone 5C comes with iOS 7, Apple’s latest redesigned UI along with the option to download the iWorks apps suite for free which includes iPhoto, iMovie, Pages, Numbers and Keynote apps that are otherwise paid apps.
Pricing & Availability
The iPhone 5C is priced at $99 for 16GB and $199 for the 32 GB version, both on a two year contract in the US. The iPhone 5C is expected to be priced at around Rs. 35,000 in India.
While the iPhone 5C will be made available in the US on the 20th of September, it is expected to arrive in India only by the mid week of November.
iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5: Pricing & Availability
The iPhone 4 has been discontinued by Apple and as such won’t be officially available in the market. You can expect the iPhone 4S to get a price drop and become available at Rs. 25,000 for the 8GB version. The iPhone 5 has been discontinued, though the existing users have no reason to worry as the device will keep getting timely updates in the future.
Note: iOS 7 upgrade will be available for the entire Apple devices starting from iPhone 4 & iPad 2 from September 18th. But the iWorks apps are free only for newly bought devices with iOS 7 installed on it. The prices mentioned above are from our sources in the market and there is no official confirmation by Apple India yet.
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