Yesterday Apple unveiled 2 new iPhones and gave the boot to another.
The current iPhone 5 will be discontinued to make room for the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s.
First…the new iPhone 5c
The new iPhone 5c is pretty much identical to the current iPhone 5, except it’s polycarbonate…plastic. They say it’s a very durable and tough plastic. It comes in green, blue, yellow, pink , white. What I will say is that I’m not sure that this phone will appear to guys, because of the pastel colors. I think guys that buy the 5c will cover it with a case or…buy the white one. It starts at only $99 on a contract – which is a lot cheaper. We expected it would also be a lot cheaper to buy outright…not so much. It’s around $549 to buy it…no contract.
The other new iPhone is the 5s
The iPhone 5s will be twice as fast as the iPhone 5, and have twice the graphics performance. Better camera, better battery. It still has the metal casing and comes in black, white and a new champagne gold.
Now what the 5s has that the others don’t (in fact no other smart phone has this) – fingerprint scanning. To unlock your phone you tap your finger on the home button to verify your identity. This is a huge security advantage. It will also end the need to remember your Apple ID password every time you buy something in an app. Instead, your fingerprint is all the authentication you need to make your purchase. Your finger print won’t be sent anywhere, it’s encrypted and stored locally on the phone, so there’s no risk of your Touch ID being sent anywhere. This technology could replace passwords for good.
Th iphone 5s will start at $199 on a contract.
the iPhone 4S will stick around in an 8GB version that will be free with a contract.
You can pre-order the colorful 5c starting this Friday and the 5s on the 20th.
For those sticking with their current iPhone…the new completely redesigned operating system iOS 7 will be available as a free download next Wed (Sept 18th) for the iPhone 4, 4s, 5, iPod touch 4 and 5, iPad 2, 3, 4 and iPad mini.
This upgrade will make your current device feel brand new.