Wednesday, September 11, 2013

New iPhones!

Ok so yesterday was new iPhones day and the fact that I said YESTERDAY and I'm writing this the next day should tell you just how excited I was about the whole thing,  but really, who gets excited about the S variant of an iPhone anyway?  We already know it's going to be basically identical to the previous one.  It's going to be faster with an upgraded CPU and it's probably going to have some new feature that the previous one doesn't have.  This is basically what we did get.

Lets start with the most expected, the iPhone 5s:

It no longer comes in black or white, now it's silver, space gray and golden.

As expected, it's twice as fast as the iPhone 5 with it's 64bit A7 CPU.  Just like the Galaxy S4 it has a chip inside to help keep track of how much you walk and other fitness stuff.

They are going the HTC way with the camera, they didn't mention how many pixels but it looks like it's probably a 8 Ultra Pixel camera, just like HTC they mentioned that instead of going with more Megapixels they decided to go with larger pixels, so, Ultrapixels.

The main difference here is the fingerprint scanner on the home button, you can now unlock the phone with your fingerprint.  Personally I don't really care about the feature for locking and unlocking the phone, however, if they make this available to developers so that we could use it as our password for other applications, that could certainly be cool.

The prices are the same as usual so I won't even cover that.

Next we have the iPhone 5c:

This is the rumored Plastic iPhone.  The back is made of plastic and it comes in several colors.  Supposedly the background in iOS7 will match whatever color phone you have but I really hope you can change that.

We used to think the C stood for Cheap, but it turns out, it's not as cheap as we thought it would be.  Basically the iPhone 5C is $100 cheaper than the iPhone 5s.  This wouldn't be so bad if the iPhone 5c was just a plastic and colorful iPhone 5s, but no, the iPhone 5c is basically the iPhone 5 with a plastic casing.

Apple will no longer be selling the iPhone 5, it will sell the iPhone 4s, the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s.

My question is, why would anyone want to buy the iPhone 5c?

Think about it,  when you pay $200 for a phone and do a 2 year contract you are really paying about $650 for that phone.  Remember that part of your phone bill goes towards paying for your phone.  If you only pay $100 for that phone and doing a 2 year contract, you are really paying around $550 for that phone.  So if you are paying $550 for something and you could get a MUCH better one for $100 more, wouldn't you want to pay the extra $100?

When you just see it as $200 vs $100 it does seem like a huge difference, but when you think about the real amount that you pay, it just doesn't seem worth it to got with the 5c.

Let me know what you think!

Javier "STUFF" Torres

Twitter: @tsnstuff
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