Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) announced the much awaited iPhone 5C and 5S yesterday, putting an end to all the rumors and reports that have been circulating ever since the companies last launched the iPhone 5. Both the new devices are Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s seventh and eighth iPhones.

Apple iPhone 5S

Specifications of iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S

Since the new devices are out now, it will be interesting to note the differences in terms specifications, appearance, processors and more for iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S.

Apple iPhone 5C

Physical dimensions

iPhone 5S – Height: 123.8 mm (4.87 inches), Width: 58.6 mm (2.31 inches), Depth: 7.6 mm (0.30 inches), Weight: 112 grams (3.95 ounces)

iPhone 5C – Height: 124.4 mm (4.90 inches), Width: 59.2 mm (2.33 inches), Depth: 8.97 mm (0.35 inch), Weight: 132 grams (4.65 ounces)

iPhone 5– Height: 123.8 mm (4.87 inches), Width: 58.6 mm (2.31 inches), Depth: 7.6 mm (0.30 inch), Weight: 112 grams (3.95 ounces)

iPhone 4S – Height: 115.2 mm (4.5 inches), Width: 58.6 mm (2.31 inches), Depth: 9.3 mm (0.37 inch), Weight: 140 grams (4.9 ounces)

iPhone 5C is the biggest of them all, but iPhone 4S is the heaviest.

Storage Capacity

iPhone 5S – 16GB, 32GB and 64GB

iPhone 5C – 16GB and 32GB

iPhone 5– 16GB, 32GB, 64GB

iPhone 4S – 8GB

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5 share a similar offering.

iPhone: Color availability

iPhone 5S – silver, gold, space grey

iPhone 5C – white, pink, yellow, blue, green

iPhone 5– Black/Slate, White/Silver

iPhone 4S – black, white

iPhone 5C undoubtedly is the most colorful offering to date from Apple.

Processors

iPhone 5SA7 chip with 64-bit architecture + M7 motion co-processor

iPhone 5CA6 chip

iPhone 5–   A6 chip

iPhone 4SA5 chip

As expected, the iPhone 5S is the most advanced iPhone.

Display

iPhone 5S4-inch, 1136×640, 326 ppi

iPhone 5C4-inch, 1136×640, 326 ppi

iPhone 5–   4-inch, 1136×640, 326 ppi

iPhone 4S3.5-inch, 960×640, 326 ppi

iPhone 5 family shares the same display.

Rear camera

iPhone 5S8 MP with 1.5µ pixels, /2.2 aperture

iPhone 5C8 MP, f/2.4 aperture

iPhone 58MP, ƒ/2.4 aperture

iPhone 4S 8 MP, f/2.4 aperture

iPhone 5S has the best camera with distinguishing features like Sapphire crystal lens cover, and burst mode.

Video recording

iPhone 5S – 1080p at 30 fps

iPhone 5C – 1080p at 30 fps

iPhone 5– 1080p at 30fps

iPhone 4S – 1080p at 30 fps

iPhone 5S has distinguishing features like True Tone flash and Slo-mo video.

Front Camera

iPhone 5S – 1.2MP photos, 720p video
iPhone 5C – 1.2MP photos, 720p video

iPhone 5- 1.2MP photos, 720p video

iPhone 4S – VGA-resolution photos and video recording

No change in front camera.

Standby time

iPhone 5S –  up to 250 hours
iPhone 5C –  up to 250 hours

iPhone 5-  up to 225 hours

iPhone 4S – up to 200 hours

New devices are an improvement. Apple must be lauded for giving 5C the same treatment as 5S.

Browsing time

iPhone 5S –  up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 10 hours on LTE, up to 10 hours on WiF

iPhone 5C –  up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 10 hours on LTE, up to 10 hours on WiFi

iPhone 5-  up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 8 hours on LTE, up to 10 hours on WiFi

iPhone 4S – up to 6 hours on 3G, up to 9 hours on WiFi

No compromise on quality for iPhone 5C.

Connector

iPhone 5S – Lightning

iPhone 5C – Lightning

iPhone 5- Lightning

iPhone 4S – 30-pin

iPhone 5 family share the same features.

SIM card

iPhone 5S – Nano-SIM

iPhone 5C – Nano-SIM

iPhone 5– Nano-SIM

iPhone 4S – Micro-SIM

From the above comparison, it can be noted that the iPhone 5 family share similar features with a few exceptions. Undoubtedly, iPhone 5S is the most advanced device, with the Fingerprint Sensor and A7 processor being the most distinguishing feature. Also, the worries that many have regarding the ‘budget’ tag for iPhone 5C can be put to rest now, as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has not compromised on the features even for the budgeted version.