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This article was published on September 10, 2013

iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c vs. iPhone 5: What has Apple changed?

iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c vs. iPhone 5: What has Apple changed? Image by: Justin Sullivan
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Apple today announced the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c, both successors to the iPhone 5. After all the rumors and leaks, Apple’s seventh and eighth iPhones are finally official.

Yet before you run out and buy one of these gadgets, assuming you’re not interested in Android or Windows Phone, it might be wise to see what you’re getting for your hard-earned cash. As such, we’ve put together two tables to show you what’s new.

iPhone 5iPhone 5s
Price on contract$199, $299, $399$199, $299, $399
Price off contract$649, $749, $849$649, $749, $849
Storage16GB, 32GB, 64GB16GB, 32GB, 64GB
Display4-inch, 1136×640, 326 ppi4-inch, 1136×640, 326 ppi
ProcessorsA6A7 64-bit
Touch IDFingerprint sensor
Rear Camera8MP, ƒ/2.4 aperture8MP, 1.5µ pixels, ƒ/2.2 aperture
Video Recording1080p at 30fps1080p at 30fps, Slo-mo
Front Camera1.2MP photos, 720p video1.2MP photos, 720p video
FaceTimeOver Wi-Fi or cellularOver Wi-Fi or cellular
AssistantSiriSiri
NavigationGPS and GLONASSGPS and GLONASS
Bluetooth4.04.0
Talk Time on 3GUp to 8 hoursUp to 10 hours
Browsing time on LTEUp to 8 hoursUp to 10 hours
Browsing time on 3GUp to 8 hoursUp to 8 hours
Browsing time on Wi-FiUp to 10 hoursUp to 10 hours
Standby timeUp to 225 hoursUp to 250 hours
Height4.87 inches (123.8 mm) 4.87 inches (123.8 mm)
Width2.31 inches (58.6 mm)2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
Depth0.30 inch (7.6 mm)0.30 inch (7.6 mm)
Weight3.95 ounces (112 grams)3.95 ounces (112 grams)
SIM cardNano-SIMNano-SIM
ConnectorLightningLightning
ColorsBlack/Slate, White/SilverSilver, Space Gray, Gold

 

ModeliPhone 5iPhone 5c
Price on contract$199, $299, $399$99, $199
Price off contract$649, $749, $849$549, $649
Storage16GB, 32GB, 64GB16GB, 32GB
Display4-inch, 1136×640, 326 ppi4-inch, 1136×640, 326 ppi
ProcessorsA6A6
Rear Camera8MP, ƒ/2.4 aperture8MP, ƒ/2.4 aperture
Video Recording1080p at 30fps1080p at 30fps
Front Camera1.2MP photos, 720p video1.2MP photos, 720p video
FaceTimeOver Wi-Fi or cellularOver Wi-Fi or cellular
AssistantSiriSiri
NavigationGPS and GLONASSGPS and GLONASS
Bluetooth4.04.0
Talk Time on 3GUp to 8 hoursUp to 10 hours
Browsing time on LTEUp to 8 hoursUp to 10 hours
Browsing time on 3GUp to 8 hoursUp to 8 hours
Browsing time on Wi-FiUp to 10 hoursUp to 10 hours
Standby timeUp to 225 hoursUp to 250 hours
Height4.87 inches (123.8 mm)4.90 inches (124.4 mm)
Width2.31 inches (58.6 mm)2.33 inches (59.2 mm)
Depth0.30 inch (7.6 mm)0.35 inch (8.97 mm)
Weight3.95 ounces (112 grams)4.65 ounces (132 grams)
SIM cardNano-SIMNano-SIM
ConnectorLightningLightning
ColorsBlack/Slate, White/SilverWhite, Pink, Yellow, Blue, Green

 
There you have it. So which iPhone is for you?

See also – iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s will both ship on September 20, iPhone 5 discontinued, and iPhone 4s goes free and What the iPhone 5S ’64-bit’ processor means, in plain English

Top Image Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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