These include a new lock screen, notification center, multitasking view, improvements to Siri, and more. Perhaps people will be most excited for the new ringtones and system alert sounds or the launch of iTunes Radio. Don’t forget the updates to photos that will now organize them by location and time taken. You can expect these updates next week, the iOS 7 will launch on Wednesday, September 18th.
The much rumored iPhone 5C is a fun, more colorful version of the original iPhone 5. This phone will come in a variety of colors including lime green, white, electric blue, red/pink, and bright yellow. Custom cases have been designed to still show off the new colored phones which have many of the elements of the iPhone 5. These cases are $29 each and environmentally friendly with a modern design.
The iPhone 5C includes a slightly enhanced battery capacity, front-facing FaceTime camera, additional LTE bands, Bluetooth 4.0, and more. The 16GB is $99 and the 32GB is $199 with a two-year contract. The shape of the iPhone 5C remains relatively the same and was manufactured from hard-coated polycarbonate with a steel frame inside. The case doubles as an antenna and the wallpapers on the new phone match the colors of the device.
Apple’s iPhone 5S is new and improved with several innovative features that will have them flying off the shelves. Tom Cook stated “It’s the most forward-thinking phone we’ve ever created.” The iPhone 5S comes in all new official colors including silver, gold, and “space grey”. There is a double-LED flash, it boasts an A7 64-bit chip that is the first ever for a smartphone, and has twice as many transistors as the A6 with the same space.
The CPU and graphics are extraordinarily fast, double to what they were originally. The CPU is now 40x faster than the original iPhone and graphics performance is up to 56x faster. The iPhone 5S can tell if an individual is stationary, walking, or driving and identifies movement through the new CoreMotion API in the iOS 7. This new feature is predicted to ensue an entirely new generation of intelligent health and fitness apps.
The camera on the iPhone 5S is new and improved to allow you to take betters pictures with a five-element lens that has an active sensor area that is 15 percent larger. Battery life is improved, as is video and gaming abilities.
What’s really incredible? The new touch ID capacitive sensor scans sub-epidermal skin layers to provide the ultimate security that will replace the standard passcode. Touch ID is built into the home button made of sapphire crystal. A ring around the button detects use and actives the sensor.
The iPhone 5S will sell $199 for the 16GB, $299 for the 32GB, and $399 for the 64GB with a two-year contract. New cases are $39 each and also environmentally friendly in all new colors. Costs for the early iPhone versions will not change as they typically do.
The new iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S will be available for preorder on Friday, September 13 and in stores on Friday, September 20.
Which new iPhone are you most excited about? What new feature do you think is most innovative?