Apple's iPhone event is over and all the speculation and rumor-mongering is finally over (for now). Apple has unveiled the flagship iPhone 5s and a lower-speced iPhone 5c.
So, now we know the official specification of both devices, we can take a preliminary look at Apple's new pair of smartphones.
Let's begin with the iPhone 5c.
What's right with the iPhone 5c?
- New colors – These will appeal to people who want a more personalized iPhone experience.
- Same old pricing – No price premium on getting your hands on the latest tech.
- Better battery capacity – At least on paper.
- Better FaceTime camera – See your friends and family in greater detail.
- Better LTE support – Get LTE in more places.
- Robust shell – The polycarbonate-coated steel shell should be able to put up with the rough-and-tumble that most smartphones go through daily.
- Pre-order – You can beat the queues and pre-order the new handset, unlike those who want the iPhone 5s.
- China – Both the iPhone 5c and 5s will be available in China on launch day, which is good for Chinese consumers and good for Apple.
What's wrong with the iPhone 5c?
- iPhone 5 in sheep's clothing – The iPhone 5C is essentially a rebadged iPhone 5, with many of the specs unchanged. This gives Apple a way to sell last year's tech in a way that makes it look like this year's cool stuff.
- No budget price tag – If you were expecting the 'c' in 5c to stand for cheap, you're going to be disappointed. An unlocked 16GB iPhone 5C will set you back $549.
Let's now take a look at the flagship handset, the iPhone 5s.