Anujeet MajumdarOct 10, 2013 10:40:05 IST
Apple has now officially announced that the latest iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will be available in more than a dozen countries including India, on Friday, November 1. The company has also confirmed that both models will be rolled out in another 25 countries like Italy, Russia and Spain a week earlier on Friday, October 25. This is definitely welcome news for iFans in the country. There is still no word on the official price tag of the two new devices, although both devices are available online for sale.
A quick look at the specs sheet of the 5s shows that there are quite a few features that stand out. The first on the list is the all-new A7 chip, which makes the 5s the world’s first smartphone to come with 64-bit desktop-class architecture. One of the biggest changes is the Touch ID fingerprint sensor which lets users unlock their iPhones with just a touch on the home button.
The device is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB internal memory variants. The handset also comes with an improved 8-megapixel iSight camera with a secondary True Tone flash. The 5s also comes with a new burst mode, slow-motion video at 120fps as well as the enhanced Photo app from iOS 7. There's a new M7 motion co-processor which ingests data from the various sensors of the 5s to deliver better response.
Apple's iPhone 5S and 5C to launch in India on November 1
The 5c, on the other hand, is closer to its predecessor, the iPhone 5. The ‘budget’ iPhone comes in a range of colours, including blue, green, pink, yellow and white. The specs sheet reveals a 4-inch Retina display and an A6 chip running the show. Also strapped to the package is an 8-megapixel iSight camera.
The new device is designed around a single, hard-coated polycarbonate body with a metal interior frame that doubles up as the antenna. Connectivity-wise, the device come with most of the usual 2013 suspects like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. The 5c will be available in 16GB and 32GB variants.
All that remains unknown at the moment is the price of the two phones. Will you be buying the new iPhones as soon as they hit stores? Let us know.
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