There were many rumors surrounding the Apple iPhone event. The majority of them dealt directly using the anticipated iPhones – the suggested 5S and 5C. A lot of interesting ideas and speculations had been suggested and expressed – from the most obvious to people unlikely to occur. The keynote itself wasn’t groundbreaking – at least such was the first impression. Everything we had there is expected, with a small exception. Now we’d like to guide you through the roundup of rumors which were circulating online. Let’s see which ones came true and that have been left behind.
YES: two iPhones
Just like it had been expected, officially named iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. The former has the style of its predecessor, while the latter has similar specs. Both will quickly be launched with iOS 7 aboard. Actually, the whole keynote is about both of these devices. Even the upcoming iOS 7 was mentioned just to supplement the story.
NO: iPhone 5C is a cheap iPhone
If when compared with 5S, it’s a budget iPhone engrossed in polycarbonate shell. But it’s not so cheap as many of us expected. It’s slightly cheaper than the flasghip, yet its price is considerable (contract-free: $549 for 16GB, $649 for 32GB). To compare, prices from the 5S are $100 higher respectively. It’s cheaper although not cheap.
YES: iPhone 5C comes in colors
Leaked images showed us the truth. We’ve five colors: white, yellow, green, blue, pink. No purple or red. This is exactly what Apple hinted at through the tagline ‘This should brighten your day’. Nokia found this option resembling the variety of colors the Lumia family offers and took an interesting jab at Apple on Twitter.
YES: iPhone 5S goes gold
There is finally the 3rd color for that high-end smartphone – champagne (or refer to it as gold). What’s liked about this option, there is no excessive glitter like in Vertu phones, everything is colored with simplicity and elegance.
NO: 128GB option
Unfortunately for music lovers and movie fans, there’s still no option of doubling the utmost iPhone capacity. At least music lovers who carry their whole music libraries in the pocket, still can have their classic iPods.
YES: fingerprint sensor
One of the most widely discussed features introduced within the new iPhones. It occupies the home button behind a layer of sapphire crystal. The whole feature is called Touch ID also it allows users to unlock the phone without entering passcodes.
Although it succeeded to boost some curiosity about the web, Near Field Communication remains a niche idea that still does not receive much practical use and importance. At least for Apple.
YES: next-generation chip
The 5S introduces A7 which makes it, as claimed by Apple, 5 times faster than iPhone 5 and 40 times faster than the initial iPhone. It’s accompanied by another chip – so-called ‘motion coprocessor’ M7. The majority of the improvements within the 5S are evolution rather than revolution, much like it was between apple iphone 4 and 4S.