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    Apple has now released the new iPhone 5S and 5C

    They seem good, at a glance...

    Apple's A7 and A6 chip, 8MP camera, 4inch widescreen 336 ppi, other features, and seemingly cheap, the iPhone 5C starting at $99 USD (16GB)

    Whats your thoughts?
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    Default Re: New iPhone 5S/C

    As far as I'm aware, the US$99 price for the 5C is only on contract in the US, with an unlocked retail price of US$549, which is only very marginally cheaper than a flagship Android product like the Galaxy S4 or HTC One I'm not sure I see the need for the product. As far as the details that have been released so far, the 5c is only marginally different from the 5 (same processor, same RAM, same.. just about everything). The 5S still has a low res screen and camera, will be interesting to see how the A7 64-bit chipset goes, though it still seems to be only dual-core - but apple claim it's nearly twice as fast as the A6 (which is what the 5 and 5C use).
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    Under whelmed actually . The $99 price is for a 24 month price gouging contract which will make the retail price about US$500. The 5S is hardly the make over the iFans were hoping for. Just the same old with an updated camera..
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    It was always going to be underwhelming... it's been long rumoured that this was just a refresh of the 5.

    Next year will be a shiny new iphone6, which will be bigger etc etc. By then, who knows what Samsung (and the other Android manufacturers) will have on the market.

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    The theory behind the camera sounds good.
    Fingerprint unlocking will be a gimmick much like the Face Unlock for Android was, it's not *really* about security, but I suppose it's one of those features you'd talk to your friends about and maybe show off at the dinner table.

    Being cheaper is nice, but it'd be like buying a phone here in NZ for $150 on a $100 per month contract, when you could get something like the Nexus 4 for $300 outright and you're free to stick to your $19 a month prepaid plan. Makes sense for some, not for others, and not really that much cheaper either.

    A 64-bit CPU sounds nice, but last I checked the iPhone only had 1GB RAM... So I'm not entirely seeing the point?
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    I think you are missing the point chill, big difference between32 and 64 bit. Surely apple are describing how many pieces the screen will be in when you drop it.
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    Good God apple SLOW DOWN!!! I mean really! People buy something new and then you come along and release a new one around a year later (or 6 months later in the ipad 3/4 case) This is why I have a windows phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuxdude143 View Post
    Good God apple SLOW DOWN!!! I mean really! People buy something new and then you come along and release a new one around a year later (or 6 months later in the ipad 3/4 case) This is why I have a windows phone.
    They're already behind from a technological perspective, I think they're scared to slow down lest they get left in the mud
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    Does anyone have a link to the whole presentation?
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    Default Re: New iPhone 5S/C

    Quote Originally Posted by tuxdude143 View Post
    This is why I have a windows phone.
    Because the manufacturers of Windows phones don't do this at all?

    What are people smoking these days... Jeez.
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