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iPhone 5S Vs. iPhone 5C

The day all Apple addicts have been waiting for arrived yesterday, the reveal of the latest iPhones!

Yesterday Apple announced the latest in its long line of popular products, the iPhone 5S and 5C. The 5C, as expected, is offered as a more affordable version of the high quality iPhone 5S. So how different are they?

For starters the casing on the iPhone 5C is plastic and comes in a choice of 5 bright colours, compared with the 5S which is only offered in sleek gold, silver or ‘space grey. The 5S is also slightly smaller and lighter than the cheaper 5C.

Aside from the obvious aesthetic differences, inside the phones don’t vary that much. The biggest difference is the processors the phones run off. The iPhone 5S boasts the latest Apple processor, the A7 chip with 64 bit architecture as well as the M7 motion co-processor which will improve battery life and performance. The 5C however is run on the A6 chip, the same processor to power the original iPhone 5.

The appearance and processors the chips run on are the biggest differences; the 5S comes in a 64GB model, whereas the 5C is available in a maximum of 32GB. Both phones offer the same 8 mega pixel camera, the 5S boasting a few extra features such as a True Tone Flash, burst mode and Slo-mo option when recording video. The extra features are good, but are they worth the £100 price increase? Not convinced yet? It’s the final difference which has been rumoured and anticipated the most, a finger print reader for added security and protection.

The finger print identity sensor is only available on the iPhone 5S and has been rumoured in Apple fan blogs for months, but yesterday the rumours became reality. The finger print sensor is located in the home button which allows the owner, and only the owner to unlock the device. Apple has employed a layer of laser cut sapphire crystal over the home button to ensure a scratch free surface so not to impair the performance of the reader.

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