What is the 5S?
Its essentially the iPhone 5 with an improved battery , A7 chip processor which is deemed to be twice the speed as the A6, Improved camera, motion processor to detect motion, and also a fingerprint scanner.
Whats special about this fingerprint scanner is that it is embedded into the home button. You can utilize thumb recognition for any security feature like using it for purchases instead of passwords.
The 16 GB model will cost $199 with a two-year contract. The 32 GB model is available for $299 as well as a 64 GB model for $399.
It will launch in 3 colors Gold, Space Grey, and Silver. I am not too excited about the colors but if you are looking for color options....this is where the iPhone 5C comes in.
What is the iPhone 5C?
The iPhone 5C is more of a refresh of the current iPhone 5. What sets it apart is that it is made of plastic and not metal. This would assume that it will be a low cost iPhone and that is exactly what it is. Don't expect it to have all the new features that the 5S will have. For starters it will almost the same specs as the iPhone 5 does currently. The processor, camera, battery are all from the iPhone 5. Also no fingerprint home button. It will come in White, Pink, Yellow, Blue, Green. The 16GB version will be $99 on a two-year contract and $199 for a 32GB version.
It is priced right and Apple is definitely trying to get more people to use the iPhone with this new 5C model. I was considering having the 5C unlocked if the price was right. Apparently it is not because the iPhone 5C unlocked will be at $550 and $650 for 16GB and 32GB models.....whoa.
You can get a Nexus device unlocked for $199....I love competition and honestly am excited for Apple to bring these devices. It will only make whatever Google comes out this year (Nexus) more appealing. I said it today in a tweet and I will say it again
"My problem with iPhone as an Android enthusiast is that I prefer to use Android ...that's it. Apple iPhones are great products..."
Both the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C will be in stores September 20th.