Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) launched the much awaited iPhone 5C and 5S a few days ago, and announced that the 5C could be pre-ordered from September 13. However, it did not disclose anything regarding the pre-order date of iPhone 5S, says a report from MacRumors. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stated that the iPhone 5S will be available from September 20, which is a clear indication that it will not be available for pre-orders, and waiting in a long queue to get the phone will be the only option.
Why is Apple not taking pre-orders for 5S?
Reasons behind the lack of pre-order abilities of iPhone 5S could be a supply chain issue, or there may be expectations that Apple will sell more 5C phones than 5S ones.
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Additionally, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) might be thinking to back the sales of iPhone 5C through pre-orders in order to make customers accept that first. The company may have presumed that such a push may not be needed by the iPhone 5S.
It is expected that the iPhone 5S will be available online from September 20th. However, for users that wish to grab the new device there seems no other option but to stand in line to purchase it from the Apple store.
Rumors and reports detailing the specification of Apple iPhone have been in public for quite some time now, but the official specs include 64-bit A7 processor, a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and new camera enhancement. It will run on iOS 7 and is available in three colors including “space gray”, white and black. The 16 GB version of iPhone 5S is priced at $199 with a 2 year contract, and $649 unlocked and contract-free.
Graphic performance is one area where Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has focused a lot, and it showcased better graphic ability through a new game called Infinity Blade 3, produced by Epic Games and subsidiary Chair Entertainment. The Apple iPhone 5S is claimed to be fitted with its first-ever 64 bit smartphone chip.
“Graphics look quite good, on-par with the Xbox 360 and PS3. Probably not up to the next-gen units, though,” said CNET’s Tim Stevens, who was present at Apple’s Cupertino event and witnessed the 64-bit demo firsthand.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s 5S graphic performance is 56 times better than that of original iPhone, and CPU performance is ahead 40 times. Chair Entertainment co-founder and creative director Donald Mustard, during the onstage demo, said that the performance is five times faster than the iPhone 5.