Apple iPhone 5C and 5S: price, new features & specs, release date


Apple is set to unveil the next generation of ‘iPhones’, yes two new iPhones this September, according to The Wall Street Journal. iPhone 5S is the high-end pricey version and the iPhone 5C is the cheaper one with plastic case having multiple colors. But its still not sure whether both of these devices would be launched together.

iPhone 5S which would be the high-end iPhone is also confirmed to get a new color, may be ‘Gold’ or ‘Champagne’.

iPhone 5S in gold color

iPhone 5S in gold color (pic via BGR)

Rumors are also there about the 128 GB iPhone 5S as it’s reference was found at a German retailer’s sales system by a reliable source. iPhone 5S 128 GB if there is may be available as an exclusive version of the device.

Another new thing about the iPhone this year is that it would get a built-in fingerprint sensor (for iPhone 5S). The fingerprint sensor might be built into the Home button as this report claims. 9to5Mac confirmed that UI for this feature is also ready for the system. This feature is likely since Apple acquired AuthenTec, the NFC and smart sensors maker.

iPhone 5C mocked up back

We’re expecting the iPhone 5C unlocked to cost around $400-$500 and the price for iPhone 5S may be around $600-$700. However the price of cheaper iPhone will vary $200 to high-end iPhone 5S.

Although its called low-end cheap version of iPhone, the iPhone 5C may phase out and overtake the iPhone 5 in comparison to features and specifications.

Here’s expected detail specs of iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S compared:

iPhone 5S iPhone 5C (cheaper)
Processor A7/28nm A6/32nm
Fingerprint Sensor Yes No
Panal Size 4″/326PPI 4″/326PPI
Front Camera 1.2MP/f2.4/4P 1.2MP/f2.4/4P
Rear Camera 8MP/f2.0/5P 8MP/f2.4/5P
Smart Flash/Light Color Yes/white & yellow No/white
Casing/Color Metal(3 colors) Plastic & Fiberglass (6 colors)
Thickness (mm) 7.6 8.2
Weight (gm) 112 130
Unlocked price (US$) $600-$700 $400-$500

Apple is expected to host an event for unveiling of new iPhone release on September 10 date this year, just three weeks from today.