Saturday, September 21, 2013

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

Hello everybody this is the first post on Tech in a Sec. This blog talks about what is happening with new technology. For my first post I'll talk about the release of the new iPhones. The iPhones were released September 10th at Apple's keynote in California which was anticipated for weeks by consumers. The iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C were the phones introduced, marking a first for Apple where the 5C is actually a more affordable but lower performance model. Both phones come with the new iOS 7 operating system, which introduced moving wallpapers, new app cover designs, and a few other changes to design. Thank God something finally changed. The company had not changed the general design for 6 years so even though it was a lackluster improvement technologically, it was nice to finally get a change. I'll start out with the good version. The 5S comes with the long rumored fingerprint scanner located on the home button. This feature, although cool, is almost worthless when it comes to security. A potential thief cans till turn off the phone preventing it from getting tracked by Apple and recovered. And for people who think it is super-futuristic, keep in mind that it’s been present in laptops worth $400 for the last 3 years. The iPhone 5S also includes the A7 chip for processing. If you don't know about the processor in phones, it basically controls speed, and the A7 chip performs marginally faster than the A6 found in the iPhone 5. Other than that, the iPhone 5S comes with other minimal improvements such as more durable casing, a little better camera, and a little more efficiency when running. Oh yeah, and it comes in gold! So if you find you want to feel even more luxurious walking around with your $700 phone there you go! The iPhone 5C was even more disappointing to me than the 5S. The 5C has the same processor, the A6, as did the iPhone 5. In other words, if you have an iPhone 5, congratulations! Your phone is basically a new phone for another year! Really, the 5C is the 5 again... except a little worse. The plastic casing makes the whole thing look cheap and the features such as camera, battery life, and screen resolution are almost exactly the same as the 5. The only advantage it has over the 5 is it comes in different colors to match your outfit! All in all I was very disappointed by the iPhone release; the features were not great in the flagship 5S, and the 5C really brought Apple down for their reputation of high standards. Even though this release was not a great step forward for the company, products such as the iWatch and the new Macs have yet to be released, so good luck Apple!


                                                     iPhone 5C

                                                                                      iPhone 5S

                                5S and 5C side-by-side

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