Saturday, September 21, 2013

The New iPhones are Awesome but is it Time to Upgrade?

If you haven't already heard, the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C were released yesterday (September 20th) and they are pretty cool.

First, lets talk about the iPhone 5S. Apple took the liberty of appealing to both techies and the average consumer. The new fingerprint sensor on the home button allows you to get into the phone without entering a passcode. In reality, unless you are carrying very sensitive data on your iPhone, this feature is more of something that is just awesome than absolutely necessary. Still, you can add support for multiple fingers and other people's fingers just in case you want to let your friends or family get into your phone whenever you are not there. Also, the color gold has been added to the traditional black and white colors. For techies, a 64-bit processor, a better camera, and a longer-lasting battery have all been added.

The new iPhone 5S backside
The iPhone 5C is the first new iPhone to be released for under $199. The true reason for this is is that it is cheaper to manufacture because of its plastic casing. With this new casing comes five different colors (maybe the C in iPhone 5C stands for 5 colors?): White, Pink, Yellow, Blue, and Green. The iPhone 5C has all the same specs as the iPhone 5 except it has a longer battery life and it weighs 0.7 ounces more (due to the plastic casing).

All of the colors of the iPhone 5C are shown above

So now comes the question, is it time to upgrade? If you have an iPhone 5 and it is working fine, waiting till the iPhone 6 comes out (rumors say it will be released in early-mid 2014) to upgrade is the smartest thing to do. If you have an iPhone 4S or iPhone 4, you should absolutely upgrade to either an iPhone 5C or iPhone 5S. The real decision when choosing which iPhone, 5C or 5S, to buy is whether you want one of the bright new colors or you want a much faster iPhone with a fingerprint sensor. You can check out the hands-on videos of both below, and if you choose to upgrade, comment with which one you decided to go with!

1 comment:

  1. For the 5S video.. are your hands retarded?