As you guys know, Apple just had their announcement on 11th September, 1 am (GMT +8). So i’m going to do a roundup here and my thoughts as well.
Everyone’s been expecting what Apple can do with the iPhone 5c and 5s..Cheaper? More colorful? Or?
Before the event started, Apple store is down. Something new must be coming up.
First of all, they just recap of the new features on iOS7 that has been announced 3 months back during WWDC2013. New inline web search, notification center, new techno ringtones, new sorting features on photo library, iWork and of course the brand new UI design as well.
iOS7 will be officially released on 18th September.
Then its iPhone 5c time!
It will be available in 5 colors – Green, White, Blue, Red and Yellow.
So whats all about iPhone 5c?
4-inch retina display, A6 processor, 8MP iSight camera, Lowlight Facetime HD camera.
Basically I don’t think much changes in 5c compared to iPhone 5 and the price is somehow quite high for me though. It’s just slightly cheaper than 5s.
They also released their own silicon casing. Wow. Damn colorful huh?
For me the casing is a little too much..and i don think its nice with all the holes with all the texts at the back being “cropped” partially. The casings are available in 6 colors as well.
LEARN MORE ABOUT iPHONE 5c HERE.
Then it’s iPhone 5s time!
Available in 3 colors – Black, Silver and Gold. Well at least that looks slightly more decent to be an Apple products right?
So its different from 5c as its processed by an A7 chip, a 64 bit chip..And it runs so much faster compared to the original iPhone.
They also have a M7 chip that runs along with the A7, It’s a motion co-processor. It able to detect the motion continuously! I guess it helps a lot in health&fitness apps.
They also have a slightly improved battery life..10 hours 3G talk time, 250 hours standby, 10 hours LTE browsing, 40 hours music playback.
Besides, they improved their camera as well. Now with the lens with f/2.2 aperture (iPhone 5 is on f/2.4) , 15 percent larger active sensor area. They also have a new camera flash “True Tone“. It actually solves the problem of clashing color temperatures. So with the new flash, our skin tones will look much natural compared to before.
The camera now also have burst mode features. You can take photos continuously at 10 frames/second speed as long you are holding down your shutter button. Then it will help you to pick the best shot and delete the rest, but of course you can keep all of them if you want. I think this is really helpful especially when you taking photos of kids or during some sports events.
Other than that, the new camera has image stabilization feature.
Now you also can shoot slow-mo video at HD. A video with 120 fps at 720p!
After you have shoot a video at normal fps rate, you can choose the part that you wish to slow-mo it. Cool isn’t it?
Ok, for those who actually don’t put passcode on your phone because afraid of the trouble, it solves your problem now. Supposingly, everyone SHOULD have a passcode on your phone to protect your privacy.
If hassle is the factor that stops you from getting a passcode, now with TOUCH ID, you can unlock your phone with your fingerprint. Just put your thumb on the home button and it will start scanning, not even need to press it.
Other than unlocking your phone, you can also purchased apps, musics with your fingerprint. No longer need to verify yourself using all the id and passwords.
LEARN MORE ABOUT iPHONE 5s HERE.
iPhone 5c and 5s pre-order will be made available on 13rd September and in stores on 20th September.
9 countries that can get it first on hand: US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore and UK!
Mostly it will be available in 100 countries by Dec 2013, .
So i guess that’s a round up for the announcement on 10th September. For me i think it’s still a change even though it’s not that much. Everyone’s been saying Apple no longer innovates, but i don’t agree with this statement somehow. At least a few months later, they create another new phones to cater to other generations, besides they’re also able to make some improvements such as the camera, flash and inject new features like burst mode, slow-mo etc.
And now with the fingerprint sensor which i think its really cool though!
That is why I prefer to say Apple is still moving forward, not a big step, but at least they are still moving. and i really appreciate to the whole team that non stop bringing us new iOS device, new technology, and improved features.
Well its a really big competition in the market now. Everyone has their own favourite, but for me, i would still prefer iOS devices.
What do you think with the 5s and 5c? Leave your thoughts in the comment box below =)