IS THE new Pundits would have us believe that the handset, unveiled at a much-hyped event (is there any other where
To reduce the cost,
The 5C has a tough metal-reinforced plastic body, uses the guts of the old iPhone 5 (which will no longer be available) and comes in a variety of eyecatching colours. It has the same retina screen and comes in 16 and 32GB varieties.
It will also share the new iOS 7 operating system that has been redesigned to be simpler and easier on the eye by
So far so good, but there's a snag.
If you want to buy an unlocked 5C the cheapest version will cost [pounds]469. That's [pounds]100 more than Samsung's top-of-therange Galaxy S4. I can't see the Koreans losing too much sleep over their market share.
The 5C won't bring
Most of all, it isn't going to trouble
Of course, you could buy an iPhone 4S (still on sale) but even that costs [pounds]349 and it's positively ancient by smartphone standards.
So why has
Was it because shareholders are fed up with
But the 5C still is last year's model, albeit with a cheaper case and a range of "funky" colours. It's not an iPod
So what of the 5S - the new flagship?
"iPhone 5s is the most forward-thinking smartphone in the world, delivering desktop class architecture in the palm of your hand." He raised a massive round of applause as he introduced the fingertip scanner - named Touch ID - which, he said, would provide a "simple and secure way to unlock your phone with just a touch of your finger".
The security feature is built into the home button and uses a laser-cut sapphire crystal along with a sensor to take a high- resolution image of a user's fingerprint.
But the more important change is the move to a 64-bit architecture which makes the new handset faster and more responsive than its predecessor. The smoothness of the iOS operating system is one of the things users cite most often when asked to name the best feature of their handsets.
For now, the 5S will offer the best user experience, from launching apps and editing photos to playing graphicintensive games, of any smartphone.
The 5S will be available in the
IS THE new
Pundits would have us believe that the handset, unveiled at a much-hyped event (is there any other where