Apple on Tuesday unveiled its 2013 iPhone models – the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C – that will soon become the main rivals for Android devices.
For the first time ever, Apple decided to launch two new iPhone versions, a high-end device (iPhone 5S) and a lower-priced handset (iPhone 5C), and in what follows we’re going to check out each new device.
The company did say that by the end of September it will have activated over 700 million iOS devices, although not all of them are iPhones, and it looks like it has big plans for the upcoming devices as well.
As expected, the iPhone 5C introduced by Apple looks identical to the devices shown in various leaks and rumors preceding the event.
We’re looking at a plastic design – a single piece of material is used for the back and sides – which comes in five distinct colors, including yellow, pink, blue, white and green.
According to the company, the case is made of hard-coated polycarbonate and hides a steel-reinforced frame that acts as the antenna of the device.
When it comes to actual specs, the iPhone 5C will remind users of the iPhone 5:
While the iPhone 5C is supposed to be Apple’s cheaper iPhone model, the company did not mention full prices for the handset, only on-contract ones.
The 16GB model will sell for $99 with new two-year contracts, while the 32GB will cost $199 with a similar contract.
Furthermore, Apple will offer iPhone 5C buyers free access to its iWork and iLife apps for iOS.
Moreover, a special case is available for the iPhone 5C, which will cost $29.
The phone will be available for pre-order starting with September 13 and launch on September 20 in various countries including USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Singapore and China.
The name of the high-end iPhone is, as expected, iPhone 5S.
The device is made of high-grade aluminum and has chamfered edges. Unlike the iPhone 5, the new iPhone 5S will not be available in just two colors. Instead, Apple will sell three color versions of its handset including Silver, Gold and “Space Grey.”
The specs of the iPhone 5S have also been widely discussed in unconfirmed reports before the announcement. Many of them have been confirmed by Apple on stage, so let’s check them out:
The iPhone 5S will also be available starting with September 20 in the same markets where the iPhone 5C will sell. The iOS 7 iLife and iWork suits are also available free of charge with each iPhone 5S prices.
As for prices, the iPhone 5S will cost $199 (16GB), $299 (32GB) and $399 (64GB). Its special cases are priced at $39.
As you can see, Apple has not revealed all the hardware details about its new smartphones, which is in line with previous iPhone announcements.
Similarly, the new iPhones will not beat the competition when it comes to hardware – Apple has never played in the specs race game. That said, the new iOS smartphones will certainly put up a more than decent fight against Android, and we’ll certainly pit the iPhone 5S against the flagship Android devices from Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola and others, while the iPhone 5C will find its sparing partners in the plethora of mini versions of various Android high-end devices.
On a related note, we’ll also note that in addition to the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5S models, the iPhone 4S will still remain in Apple’s lineup, and it’ll be available free of charge with new contracts.
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Whats different again?….. I blinked.
Something about colors and stuff?
I almost spit out my water when I read your statement.
^^ so much win!
A 64-bit phone which Apple skips to announce the amount of RAM it will have.
Very encouraging. #sarcasm
Apple never touts ram they had never said ram in event about ram in iPhone 4 and iPhone 5.
You so understand that unless it has 4 gigs of ram the 64bit processor is completely redundant and will serve only to drain battery faster… Don’t you?
read my reply to above comment and battery is same as s4
Sorry, to say, but the iPhone 5s has a 1570 maH battery, a slight increase from the 4. Definitely less than the 2600 on the s4
IOS IS efficient os , even iPhone 5 has same battery as s4 look at anandtech and i am not talking about maH i am talking about real life usage.
I will have to agree on iOS and efficiency, but I don’t understand how it says it has same battery as a s4. Look: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7324/apple-increases-iphone-5c-and-5s-battery-sizes-relative-to-5
Real life usage I guess will improve then.
i meant to say real life usage is same as s4 even after s4 having twice battery. here is link http://www.anandtech.com/show/6330/the-iphone-5-review/13
can you insure something you do not know or have you used? People (ifans) are a real jewel. ignorance is a bliss
the battery of s4 doesn´t fit in 3.5 inch or 4inch (I have ipod but it is very difficult to see something in that screen after to use 5 inch)
at most it has 2gigs which is kinda pointless with a 64bit OS
its for gpu , you have not seen keynote.
Yea I get that but I highly doubt the improvements are as vast as they say they are. Just like when they bragged about their Quadcore GPU last year these are gimmicks just like they boast their phone has the more LTE bands than any other phone in the world well congrats as this likely only benefits Apple we in the states only support a few of these making the rest kinda useless.
what gimmick , how is gpu a gimmick , now you are trolling. they will boast anything , every company does that lets take eg of samsung octa processor or google nexus q.
All I’m saying is their claims are exaggerated until we see bench marks & a spec sheet we cannot tell how much of an improvement this is over their last phone. Secondly I do not think their 64bit system will warrant enough gains atm to be considered a game changer.
my friend , take my advice benchmark doesn’t mean real life performance. where they have told its game changer its for future proofing.
I’ll just chalk this up to I have no idea what I am talking about you win.
I agree and real life performance of an iPhone was already good…and with the new iPhone 5S, I believe they made it even better. IOS will also run smooth…but I still like android!
Yeah! for what better performance in iphone? for the same?
if you like that much ,you can buy 10 iphone and make gifts for your family but can you go off this page? please. go to mac pages or search a job in apple.
More Ram, so that? more processor, so that? it is not neccesary for that functions.
android ecosystem ahead of iphone, fingerprint motorola atrix already has it
its not who does first , its the one who does the best and i hate to say they may have nailed it because its on home button and works seamlessly.
Yeah, integrated in the home button is smart.
Agree and the quality of it!
yeah! you can search the code morse.. 1st press=home, 2=Siri, 3=blabla, 4=bla*bla, 1press*1sec=tasks(what?), 1press*3sec=call 911.
Steve calling pyiush…ah he is busy………… pressing one ……….. button!
It was Motorola and they were using gingerbread software with motoblur, it was bound to fail. I hate to admit it but when apple releases something like this although its not usually the first to the market it is usually perfected by them
Didn’t work out that way with Siri – or Maps.
…but how many people bought the atrix?
Chris: just to clarify “The company says it will offer a 40x CPU performance and 56x faster graphics” compared with the ORIGINAL iphone (iphone 1).
Yeah, I noticed that one too. Bit of a stupid comparison really
it’s like comparing the fact that a 6 year old can speak, walk, and learn arithmetic but a newborn can’t do anything on its own except cry, poop and sleep.
Yeah, but it probably sounds impressive if you are not as tech literate, a demographic which of course is Apple’s bread and butter.
Galaxy S4, Xperia z1 and HTC One now with infinite more computing power than the original phone by Bell. LOL.
Galaxy S = 427
Galaxy S II = 1030
Galaxy S III = 1727
Galaxy S4 = 3495
3495/427 = 8.185x faster
Edit: are you talking about RAM?
Highest Geekbench scores, if that matters.
Oh OK. The original Galaxy S was about the same speed of the iphone 4, so, not a valid comparison.
The new a7 processor of the iphone 5same is a dual core at 1.7 Ghz vs Galaxy S4 quad core 2.3 Ghz on the snapdragon 800 variant.
but the 64bits must count for something!
For show the same square icons faster than faster! the apps are not prepared for 64 bits, it is the same case with windows
believing in benchmarks? :D please more stupid comments
I’m sorry, I must have missed out the part about how I don’t really give two sh*ts about benchmarks.
Galaxy S was 3 years after the iPhone came out though. If the speed was doubled each year for 3 more years, Galaxy S7 would be 65x faster than the Galaxy S.
It is not only numbers. You can begin to install business apps or complex apps (at the same time) and check your real performance… example: skype+chrome+talk+widgets+google now+gestures)
Try looking at this from the point of view of a regular user who doesn’t really care about what’s under the hood as long as it looks good, runs smooth and does the job. This would sound impressive.
I agree…I like simplicity and good looks. I like my Android, but I also like iPhone. The only reason I dont buy iPhone is because its very restricted when it comes to Bluetooth and USB connectivity
Couldn’t agree more. friend of mine take a short video clip from his iphone 5 and tried to send via bluetooth to another iphone but no luck. Its less than 2 mins clip…wtf Apple?!
I have a Lamborghini kit car then I would like to sell you for $120,000. It’s shiny and red but its got a 2007 Prius motor under the hood.
smoooooth yeah if you like smooooth buy iphone but if you like real smartphone buy any other brand even nokia, blackberry
Compared to iPhone 5 it’s 2x fast… which is just crazy when we think about it.. potentially faster than snapdragon 800.
I’ll believe it when I use it.
Thanx to iOS not to this CPU it self. iOS is as optimized to iPhone’s hardware as it can possibly be. That’s why it feels incredibly smooth. + App developers have much less Phones and hardware to optimize their apps. On the other side Android developers have a much harder job doing so. Android’s Fragmentation makes our choice for the next Smartphone to buy much easier but makes it harder for app developers to optimize their apps to different hardware. Android versions etc..
Good point but have you checked the number of ppl using Android? Also its not just the app devs doing its the phone itself. You’re not stuck, limited or restricted. Well unless jailbroken :-)…try copying a simple Word document from your pc to ur phone and copy that to another pc or laptop then tell me if iphone has this feature…iL sell my Note 2. :-P
maybe iphone 5 was 2x slowest, now 5s to catch benchmark of Galaxy Note 3 but here comes galaxy s5, nexus 5, htc one max …..
I actually didn’t realize they meant the 1st iPhone until you pointed it out. Yup, it’s definitely misleading
What will people do with that much processing power? Play FPS games on it? Productive things? Encryption? Running Virtual Machines? If it is jest so their OS can run faster then the same result can be achieved with better programming or a better platform (not BSD bases or Linux based).
I’m pretty sure Apple’s pulling a Samsung: throw in their best hardware before they have to give a shit about optimizing the firmware.
The writer is comparing 5s to 1 because that’s what Phil Schiller said however the chart that was shown compared all generations of iPhones
Yes, we know. But originally the article only said that it was 40x faster, it didn’t clarify that it was being compared to the original iphone. The article was updated later.
still no nfc, still only 4 inches. i’ll stick with android.
I’ll switch to android when I want to hold a tablet against my face.
Check the Droid mini, moron
Lol and the Apple iSheep fanboy’s arrive. Lmao of course and uneducated sheep wouldn’t know android phones come from clamshell size-3.5-8.0. Now if your hands are the size of a 13 year old girl. Sorry my man hands need 5.00 and better. Now go run to the idiot bar at your local iShit store and tell them I offended you
Thats why i love you android fans. Even though the world made the clear choice “lets fuck with the iFans” like 3 years ago, you still go with it even though its more consumed than Paris Hiltons junk.
Anyways, Dear idiots, the fucking phone is a ones way to show their style. The word style means ‘personal choice’ so yall can back the fuck down and mind your business. if you want to buy one cause of its beauty, no problem, the phone is made to connect people, not to fuckin breach the US security system. If you wanna wake the geek inside you or try to act like youve known only Ubuntu in your life, than chose the fucker that does that.
Who the fuck are you to preach ones choice?! I mean, you wouldnt judge your mom wether she took a flying, 2-headed, diesel-powered dildo instead of the simple, slushy one now would you? Ofcourse no, you’d go straight to your room and cry, because your mom got a brand new dildo and she didnt get you one.
Grow some balls and get a life, “3.5 inch clamshell” boy
lol @ dildo!
Enea did I hit a soft spot ? Because you sound like it bruh
not actually, just tryin to fuck around with you “clamshell” boy :)
“Clamshell”…hmm I think i will take that as a compliment and acknowledgement that you realize how diversely superior android is to iOldShit. Seems Kestes got Enea to come help him troll today. Still nevertheless superior intellect and superior OS defeat the idiots beneath my feet.
You seem butthurt… Maybe the dildo was for you?
im sorry, i missed the part how you got in the conversation. Are you trying to find the name of the store where that dildo was bought? Cause if you are youre asking the wrong guy mister, or miss whatever the fuck you are
You show excellent maturity for your age.
I’m sorry I missed the part when this was a private IM and not the Internet
The Enea must really like me or something lol
Enea get out of this page. It is not for ifans or disrespectful people either. go to macrumors or iphone.com
Wow. hold your horses! maybe you is in the wrong page you read this page is for android users, go to machell or down your mom skirt. Maybe you must buy a pink iphone and use it in vibrate mode.. always.
Use a tape on your head.
40x performance over the orginal iPhone, this is what they actually said: “The A7 is up to 2x as fast as the previous generation of CPUs, and handles graphics up to 2X faster”
its only twice as fast as the 5 which isn’t even that fast anymore the whole 64bit processor is great but a little to early to have any kind of real benefits we can see and say WOW this is really fast.
Wait for Cortex 57 and 53. 64 bit cores in a big.LITTLE 8-core configuration, coupled with Samsung’s latest RAM and memory technology, and Android 5 optimized for 64 bit :D
Is ios7 optimised for 64 bit though I wonder….. and are there any 64-bit versions of apps out there at launch?
Actually… why the phuck do I care?! LOL!!
iphone 5s is like a ferrari with chair of wood, it is uncomfortable and a prison with phone.
If you have £530-£700 for a new iPhone, you mayaswell buy a nexus 4, a PlayStation 4 and a TV
PlayStation 4: $400
New HDTV, let’s say 32 inches: ~$250
Nexus 5: presumably $300 for the lowest capacity
Converted, it’s in the £600 range.
Maybe some other day, iPhone, your price tag will prove itself worthy. Maybe. Probably not.
Rightly said. Thinking of a gaming rig with the price :-)
Doesn’t work that way.
I’ll buy a new iPhone and a $2k TV. I’ll skip the PlayStation 4. No time for games as I need to focus on my family and career. Don’t want to spend too much time tweaking my phone, so the simple & reliable iPhone is a good choice for a dumb, regular user like me.
Maybe you must buy $3k tv and iphone 3 for that objectives, is the same thing for the same functions (talk, chat, tweet, check-in, sms, game) the difference is fashion and status
so this is the first consumer grade cortex a57 processor? cool
— I think it is strange that they managed to beat AMD to market with their *server* A57 chip, since that is server-grade stuff. (almost not a real A57, at 28nm)
Not sure, I think Apple processors are now after drifting a bit from the mainstream ARM into custom.
Edit: I mean Apple has made some customisation of its own design to the chips with a few years now, so this probably isn’t a regular ARM design either.
“the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5S models” ????
The 5S AND the 5S?
Chris mustn’t like the colours of the 5C. LOL
At (up to, so actually less) double the speed of the A6, the snapdragon 800 still beats it.
I guess Apple really did bring the competition to a new level which is good since this means other brands will have to catch up.
yeah apple walks while others fly
What i mean was the finger print reader thingy. Other than that its just another iPhone.
What??? to catch up what things?… fingerprint is the difference of 5S, maybe you must search in google (or bing) motorola+fingerprint. More the same besides you can look the screen is the same in iphone 4, 4s, 5, 5s while other brands have big changes. Have you a tv of 21″?
Motorola’s finger print reader sux. i tested it my self and it wasn’t as accurate as it should be. Actually it wasn’t useful at all. The only thing i was talking about when i said catch up is this new finger print tech and the new 64-bit CPU ship. I never liked Apple products but the truth has to be said. Though Android is still better and i won’t change my Note 2 for an iPhone. at least not yet. Calm down body.
So, where is the innovation? if motorola has invented the technology. 64bit CPU is not new in mobile, besides Apple is seller not manufacturer. Apple is a very good buyer of parts…..
I did not use the word innovation did i ?. Motorola did bring this feature to the mobile world but it wasn’t what we were looking for. Apple on the other hand had the upper hand when it made this feature actually useful and accurate. as for the 64 bit CPU i didn’t run across a device that has this kind of ships so far, at least not a device running Android, iOS or Windows mobile.. So i’m sure that Apple is the 1st to do this, Still.. i’m not getting an Apple product any time soon because it still lacks the basics..
calm down, apple is not inventing actually since Jobs has dead. I repeat, apple is not manufacturer, really is software maker (ios, mac os), so they have very good providers and then sue them because the providers make your own products.
I have owned every iPhone since the original in 2007. Apple has finally lost the lead in smartphones. This keynote was a joke. Android is now the leader in price, performance, and diversity of options. Now, what is your recommendation for a replacement for a “like new” iPhone 5?
Everyone knows that the “S” versions of the iPhones are incremental upgrades, so I don’t get why people were having such high expectations.
you are right my friend.
If you have enough cash to spend on a smart phone i recommend Samsung’s Galaxy S4. Latest tech under the hood with a long list of exclusive awesome features. If you’re fine with a huge screen The G-Note 3 is another smart choice. it packs everything the S4 has to offer + its S-pen suite. You can also take a look at HTC’s One or Sony’s Xperia Z
i would say only go for htc one and xperia z1 , my bro has many problem with s4 like overheating , lag and not good battery too.
Must be a software issues because mine works flawlessly. This happens sometimes if the device is used in a wrong way.. (Bloatware, Viruses, after market chargers etc..). However if you think this is not the case you might want to pay Samsung a visit .
never mind he is exchanging s4 with note 3 or z1.
Even better :)
Or could be a lie. My s4 used to get a little hot, but after the first update it doesn’t do it anymore.
No. It is lack of knowledge. It is real advantage of android the knowledge is free and the configuration of your phone with many ways in internet you can search and learn. I have s4 but i tweak it for my convenience. Can you make it in your iphone(s)?
ask anyone from your family member to tweak and they will say what!! , everyone is not tech nerd , my bro bought it for big screen and thats for it , he is not tech nerd like us ,your opinion is totally wrong if i have to configure or tweak os to make it useful.
My family don´t know these concepts but they have my knowledge enough for that. For the rest of world exists search for google play and several apps for configure and personalize your android (check battery, temp, speed) only that you want if you have time and interest
you still aren’t getting point , average users don’t like to fiddle with device to make it work properly , they want out of box good experience , sheesh!! is that too much to ask.
oh yeah! I understand but other people believes that good experience out of box is only with iphone but is wrong. Nowadays you can look in everywhere people with android phones (huawei, htc, samsung, etc…) because android is not for tech guys anymore since ICS 4.0
Maybe people want differenciation buying iphone with false idea of to have the best phone.
Who the hell is talking about iPhone , my point was my bro had issueswith s4 and he doesn’t know how to tweak like custom rom (its updated too) to solve problem he wants good big screen phone that works smoothly and with good battery and no restart , that’s it , now you are trolling dude.
These are my conclusions. maybe i am wrong for understand your answers for side iphone. In android you can optimize the smatphone in several levels (of knowledge):
1-Simple off settings are not necessary (feedback, vibrations, animations, gestures, read the manual)
2-Down apps for speed your phone, clean cache
3-Root only for install apps more advanced
4-Change Rom for other optimized
Lets end this conversation , because you are tech nerd , first of all no average users is gonna do all that secondly you are insulting android by telling this shit (Simple off settings are not necessary) , android is great in stock but s4 is bloated with touchwiz you know my bro loved s2 very much it was fast and smooth at that time but s4 feels sluggish to him and with overheating issues and weak battery he is not satisfied at all and he is not gonna do all that shit to make phone run properly.
I am not tech nerd, i am geek. I want help but you want talk about problems. Enough for me
If you want a similar look: HTC one.
If you want the best camera: Xperia Z1.
If you want the better productivity phone: Samsung Note 3.
All this phones are awesome but I would choose between the Z1 and the Note 3
Wait for the next Nexus. Screw Samsung and their shitty UI :)
How about a google play edition samsung s4?
But….why? A Nexus is effectively the same thing, but at half the price…. (and a SDcard slot isn’t worth paying twice as much!)
Better processor, removable battery, better gpu, and better screen along with sd slot is worth paying more.
Things go out of date quickly in tech…. yes you could get a S4 Play Edition for $500 now but in <10 weeks the next Nexus will be out and there is a good chance it will have the Snapdragon 800 SOC…. then if I were DavidM, I'd be kicking myself!
A few buddies have the S4.. and I've played with it a lot…. whilst the S4s screen 'on paper' is better for sure… in practice there's little difference – both are excellent.
You are right, but there always will be something better on the horizon. Go for what serve you.
I prefer S4 and touchwiz isn´t active, install Nova, wanam xposed… super. I have all sensors, camera software,etc
You seem to know more about the next Nexus than the rest of us… Please share your wisdom with us.
I think everybody but you understood I was comparing the play store editions to the actual nexus 4.
You replied to DavidM which replied to Samster11 who is clearly talking about the next Nexus. Reading is hard isn’t it?
Yes it is, I liked the part when you missed the answer the guy I wrote to, he understood, why didn’t you? And you really think Google will put top of the line SoCs to the new nexus? Didn’t the Nexus 7 2013 gave you a clue? And I only replied to Samster11, can’t you read?
You don´t know the word “launcher”. If someone hate touchwiz can replace with Nova, Apex, etc……..
Don’t you know the words bloatware, useless features and stupid physical buttons?
Bloatware is word of iphone fan go to mac hell. At least we have software for in activate whatever.you have a os with 5×4 icons..
I don’t own an iPhone or any other iDevice. I own a Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, ASUS TF101, Nexus 4 and a Nexus 7 (2013). Except for the ASUS TF101 they’re all completely bloatware free and the ASUS isn’t full of bloatware either… Those sound like Android devices to me.
If you have nexus must know that nexus is pure android and 0 bloatware and you install apps from google play. Asus has some apps useful and the ROM is not so changed as Galaxy.
That’s why I’m saying Samsung is full of bloatware. That’s the whole point. The biggest reason that Samsung sucks is either Touchwiz or the physical buttons.
All these answer tell that you are iphone fan and never have had a android of competency. Only if you had had android you know for what is other buttons not the morse code in iphone.
I still don’t know what you’re talking about, like I said, I’ve never had or used any iDevice in my life. I swear by Android which is one of the main reasons that I’m on AndroidAuthority. I’ve been with Android since the HTC Hero and Android keeps on getting better. It’s just a shame Samsung is ruining the Android experience and image of it.
ok it is my mistake. We agree that Samsung in the version s4 is not optimized its jelly bean now but users or even Samsung can optimize it.
True – but I’ve never met a normal user who actually knows what a launcher is. My beef with Samsung’s crappy UI is that most people in the world think that TouchWiz _is_ Android. It’s doing Android a disservice imho.
agree and now people begin to understand the terms of android reading, downloading of google play and using apps.
You dont get the true feeling of stock android. Under all that is touch whiz, all of the stock apps have touchwhiz on it. It is more than the home screen and app drawer. A lot of people hate android because of touchwhiz, and they think that is android and that there is nothing different
The galaxy s4 google edition hasn´t touch wiz and it is faster than ever
Easily an HTC One. You won’t regret it
Glad you finally realized what’s been true for about 2 years now…
So, when is the nexus 5 due?
Apple unveils iPhone. The Verge shits it self.
Go home apple…
I guess People in Northern Region won’t be able to use Security Feature (Touch ID) in winter with their Gloves on… Will loose Market in Europe….
I don’t think they will be using their phones out side anyways when its that cold.. Well at least in my case.
When Apple starts giving consumers more choice, it means one thing that they are loosing enough consumers they need to try and convince them back with more choices than they had before, with Apple.
Fingerprint scanner offers 360-degree readability….
Since it’s a circle…. that it scans for the whole circle…
It’s like saying a circle button can be pressed 360 degrees!!!
What a cheap way to try make something useless feel nice…
It means that it can be read from any orientation.
Really?… No! it is awesome!!!!! It also lets you talk on the phone?
I also heard that it sends text messages too! Isn’t that cool?
Jokes aside, I’ve never actually seen a fingerprint scanner which accurately scans at a 360° before.
This will only make Android better.
Introducing the iPhone 5S on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sIWez9HAbA&feature=youtube_gdata_player
iphone 5s – the s stands for “same”
lol “same” yep, Apple has run out of ideas
Not good enuf. We are in a widget world and rows and rows of icons always displaying sunny and 72 in Cupertino can’t cut it.
Maintaining that 4in screen is being rather luddite-ish for a tech company. Controller support, however, is a leap forward and I expect it’s the coup de grace for the pc and console gaming industries.
It was almost a year ago that I was faced with choosing between the Note 2 and the iPhone 5. I had been a 3gs user for the previous 2-3 years. It was a bit worrying switching to Android because of the fewer number of available apps. But after a few weeks, I was happy to have chosen the Note 2. If I was faced with the same choice today but against the 5s, I’d still pick the Note 2. Having a real file system, a big screen, and trace-typing are huge benefits to me.
Not to mention u can write on it! Note series can just almost replace a laptop for light productivity users. What’s holding it back is not hardware but software and as a Samsung Developer I am trying my best to remedy that!
Good post, op.
I agree, If you need many tasks with smartphone and web, documents, sync, etc go for android (Samsung, Sony, Htc) but if you need talk, chat, tweet go for iphone. 4 inch is a joke in the tech needs today
Can’t believe how they plasticised iphone 5 to iphone 5C to make more profit margin with exactly same internals.Come on they have the same screen from the last year!I’m happy for HTC One and Note 3
welcome to apple world! they need the money of samsung(sue) and poor ignorant iphone users (also these users are rich)
Updating the processor and overall performance is pointless since the OS is basically a pushcart.
no 128gb, no nfc, not much of a huge battery jump, and no wifi a c. I could care less if it has a 64bit cpu. Whatever happened to practicality and efficiency of hardware meets up with software in harmony. Android Kit Kat better bring it. Better notification customization. The toggle drawer needs to be accessed with a gesture swipe instead of having to hit a crappy button in the corner. Update the lockscreen something similar to intelliscreen x (almost done with widgets but limited to one widget, also camera widget is always on the right (annoying), and no many third party widgets. Better text selection movements with gestures. Better battery life. Android battery life of actual use of phone sucks compared to IOS. Sad part is Iphone has a smaller battery when compared to most major android phones. This will probably never happen, but would be nice. Allow physical volume buttons on headphone/mic sets. Bluetooth is great, but drains battery even with bluetooth 4.0. WTF GOOGLE, can i get separate physical volume controls. Make my music listening and handsfree calling more enjoyable. It’s one the main features that I like an iphone for. I would switch to Android completely if Android offered non bluetooth headphone mic sets with actual physical volume controls. Setting up one button for multiple functions with app is a cheap way of saying, we suck, this is the best we can do. Also google now is great, but honestly who gives a rat’s a** how far it is from the earth to the moon. Can you actually do daily tasks handsfree while the phone is in my pocket and with very little interaction, and complete the task through some kind of headset bluetooth and non bluetooth, or heck even google glass. For example, read incoming text messages, and sending and receiving communication messages. That’s what I would like to see. Moto X kind of does this, but still not there. -if it had immediate updates to latest android, battery that last all day. I would have been sold.
Several Android phones have headsets with 3 buttons…
what the hell is a micron pixel and what does that mean for the quality of photos that are taken with the front facing camera?
Wow 4 inches….
Fingerprint not stored on Apple servers – ha ha ha. I bet Apple sells all fingerprints to the F.B.I. and N.S.A. :-)
Give me an iPod Touch with the 5S’s hardware and features at a 32GB minimum (as Apple devices should be by now) for $200 ($300 for the 64GB version) and I’ll consider bringing Apple back into my life. Like hell is it going to kick Android out (I love the shit out of my One), but I’m sick of a beautiful device’s potential being pathetically wasted on old hardware, lacking features, and minimal support; and no, it’s not the same as just buying an iPhone off-contract and using that as an iPod Touch.
It looks pretty, but that’s about all it is.
Is there performance number on A7 yet?
Now why in the F***K does this stupid site be writing about f***ing Apple? If I want tob read abput Apple and their products I will find a Apple site. This just proves that most of the writers on this site cant find nor produce mostly and frequently sedcvond hand news that they themselves read on other sites. Stick to the nature of your site…it says Android. Not Android and Apple. Holy shit! Amateurs!
Android users have earned the right to trash Apple after yesterdays crap of announcements… where else would they do that if AA didn’t post about this crap m8? ;)
Oi. this is supposed to be an Android site.
wtf is wrong with AA i thought its meant for Android stuff..
The 4S was my last iPhone. I wasn’t impressed with 5 and not impressed by the 5S either. I’ll have to wait and see if the iPhone 6 can lure me back. Its still a nice design and exceptionally well built product but I’ll stay with my S4 until iOS ‘opens up’ and become less restrictive.
Nothing Revolutionary here!
Why do you even need to mention specs anyway. Apple was never about specs, why would they? Their apps run smooth on their system, no lag or choppiness, so why bother bumping RAM or CPU clock and draw more power form the battery? Android lag cannot be fixed with RAM capacity, its a core challenge. So ppl should stop shopping “specs” when choosing their phone. Oh, and we landed a man on the moon with a computer similar to a calculator watch back in the day. I think your phone (no matter the spec) is fine, whatever that phone is.
iphone 10 will be 125000x faster than iphone 9. These people believe that we are sheep or monkeys.
For what better performance in iphone? if it hasn´t widgets, overclocking, real multitasking, multiwindow, personalization, tweaks, etc….? only for manage minimal screen with 5*4 icons…
Wanted to point this out.. The iPhone 5s has a 1570 MaH battery vs the 1440? on the 5. Impressive increase, huh? (no)
Apple fanboys dont belongs here t(-,-
Now apple has many apps in 64bit…. home page (5*4 icons, it move faster the icons from one side to another), maybe safari, maybe calculator (very fast app), maybe i-gnorance (new in iphone 5s)