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.
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.
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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.
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.
iPhone 5S – A7 chip with 64-bit architecture + M7 motion co-processor
iPhone 5C – A6 chip
iPhone 5– A6 chip
iPhone 4S – A5 chip
As expected, the iPhone 5S is the most advanced iPhone.
iPhone 5S – 4-inch, 1136×640, 326 ppi
iPhone 5C – 4-inch, 1136×640, 326 ppi
iPhone 5– 4-inch, 1136×640, 326 ppi
iPhone 4S – 3.5-inch, 960×640, 326 ppi
iPhone 5 family shares the same display.
iPhone 5S – 8 MP with 1.5µ pixels, /2.2 aperture
iPhone 5C – 8 MP, f/2.4 aperture
iPhone 5– 8MP, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
iPhone 5S – Lightning
iPhone 5C – Lightning
iPhone 5- Lightning
iPhone 4S – 30-pin
iPhone 5 family share the same features.
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.