It’s just a few days away until Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) launches the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C in stores, but the Cupertino tech giant wastes no time reminding people of this fact. They issued a press release on Tuesday morning explaining the details of the upcoming launch.
Apple keeps pre-order numbers hidden
The iPhone 5C was available for pre-order, but Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has yet to share the number of orders they received. Unfortunately, the iPhone 5S is not available for pre-order, which means that fans will have to wait for the iPhone to arrive tomorrow.
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CNET’s Roger Cheng offered details on it, stating: “The company typically releases its advance order figures the Monday after a device becomes available on pre-orders , and the lack of an announcement yesterday caused many to wonder if the iPhone 5C didn’t live up to past performance. Last year, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) boasted that pre-orders for the iPhone 5 topped 2 million within the first 24 hours. At the time, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s Web site was overwhelmed by the orders and the carrier stores quickly began pushing back their delivery estimates.”
Difference between iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C
Even though the iPhone 5C is a budget phone that appeals to the masses, it seems more tech fans are waiting for the iPhone 5S instead. It’s evident that both smartphones share a lot of similarities, however, there are still some key differences. The iPhone 5C features a colored plastic body, whereas the 5S features a sleek-looking metal body, fingerprint sensor, and 64-bit processor. It also comes in three color options, including gold. Since Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) fans generally gravitate towards the more high-end things, it’s no surprise that they would wait for the more expensive version rather than the cheaper one. Only time will tell how Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s new phones will fare in the market. Now that the tech leader offers two phones, it looks like they’re ready to take competition further.