09282021Headline:

iPhone 5C and 5S launch today- see what’s new features in it

Apple is hosting an event today in Cupertino where the company is expected to launch the new iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, release iOS 7 for users and new iPods. New iPads and iPad minis are unlikely to be released at Apple’s event, The event is set to kick-off at 10:00 AM PT (10: 30 PM IST ) in its Cupertino Headquarters, California.

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The two new phones viz, the iPhone 5S an upgraded version of the existing iPhone 5 and the much talked about iPhone 5C, a cheaper iPhone set to compete with Samsung and others in developing yet huge markets like China and India.

Here is what the rumour mills have to say about the features and pricing of the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C:

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5S Features

New Colors: champagne gold and a lighter grey version

Fingerprint Scanner : Called Touch ID, the scanner has been the most talked about feature of the yet to be launched flagship device. A biometric scanner was always on the cards after Apple’s acquisition of AuthenTec. The scanner is believed to be embedded in the home button which will have a convex sapphire glass over it to provide scratch resistance

Camera: A better camera is the norm and rumours suggest that the pixel count could go up to 13MP on the iPhone 5S with dual LED flash integrated at the back if certain leaked images of the casing are to be believed.

iOS7: How can we forget Apple’s redesigned latest software the iOS 7 which promises to breathe freshness in their 6-year-old UI?  iOS 7 not only gives the iPhone 5S full multi-tasking but also the ability to shoot videos at 60 fps and a much improved Siri (hopefully it’ll understand the Indian accent better).

Improved Internals: We should see a faster CPU (should be called A7) and a better GPU. The display size and resolution are more or less likely to be the same; though there are rumours of Apple using Sharp’s IGZO display technology in their future devices, not this one perhaps.

Better Battery: With the new iOS 7, which offers full multi-tasking there has to be a larger battery on the iPhone 5S.

As far as other specs go the iPhone 5S will come with the new A7 chip, 1GB RAM and will come in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB versions. The screen is likely to remain 4-inches although Apple is testing 6-inch screen iPhones
Apple iPhone 5C Features

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The Apple iPhone 5C is considered to be a mid-range device and thus sports a cheaper plastic back cover design in multiple colours.

When it comes to the hardware of the device, it’s believed to be based on the iPhone 5. So essentially all the capabilities will be very similar to that of the iPhone 5, albeit a different and cheaper outer body.

The iPhone 5C is reported to come with an eight-megapixel camera and 1 GB of RAM. There will also be an 8 GB version of the device. It is also likely to come with the A6 chip like  the iPhone 5

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