Apple Shows off Two New iPhone Smartphones

Apple has, as expected, shown off two new versions of its iPhone handset range — the 5S and 5C smartphones.

Apple iPhone 5s
The top end smartphones comes with an all-new A7 chip, which Apple says makes the iPhone 5s the world’s first smartphone with 64-bit desktop-class architecture. Apple also engineered iOS 7 and all the built-in apps to maximize the performance of the A7 chip.

“iPhone 5s is the most forward-thinking smartphone in the world, delivering desktop class architecture in the palm of your hand,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

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Specifications:

Finish

• Space Gray
• Gold
• Silver

Weight and Dimensions

• Height: 4.87 inches (123.8 mm)
• Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
• Depth: 0.30 inches (7.6 mm)
• Weight: 3.95 ounces (112 grams)

Chips

• A7 chip with 64-bit architecture
• M7 motion coprocessor

Display

• Retina display
• 4-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
• 1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi

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iSight Camera

• 8 megapixels with 1.5µ pixels

Video Recording

• 1080p HD video recording

Power and Battery

• Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
• Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
• Talk time: Up to 10 hours on 3G
• Standby time: Up to 250 hours

It will also be launched in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK on Friday, September 20.

Apple iPhone 5c
The 5c smartphone comes with an 8-megapixel camera, and the lower powered A6 chip, but also supports more LTE frequency bands and comes with iOS7 software.
“iPhone 5c is everything iPhone 5 was and more, in an all-new design packed with great features,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iPhone 5c is designed with a beautiful polycarbonate enclosure that looks and feels so solid in your hand.”

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Specifications:

• Casing: Polycarbonate (plastic)
• Processor: Dual-core A6 processor
• Screen size: 4.0 inches
• Connection speed: 4G LTE
• Storage: 16GB or 32GB
• Operating System: iOS 7
• Cameras: 1.2-megapixel front, 8-megapixel rear (3x video zoom)
• Battery life: About same as previous iPhones

The iPhone 5c features an all-new design crafted from a single, hard-coated polycarbonate body with a steel reinforced frame, which also holds the internal components and doubles as the iPhone 5c’s multiband antenna
The iPhone 5c will be available in the USA for a suggested retail price of $99 for the 16GB model and $199 for the 32GB model.
It will also be available in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK on Friday, September 20.

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