Thursday, September 12, 2013

A Few Words on the iPhone 5C and 5S


Hey guys. Sorry it's been a while since I posted. I've been VERY busy lately. But I assure you, this blog is still a part of my life, and something I will continue as long as I can write still. As expected (because you all expected it, right?) I will be leaving a few words on Apple's newest products in this post.

Needless to say, I'm very excited about the 5C and 5S. Apple has proven once again that they haven't lost their momentum and are still able to push out new and innovative products.

The 5C is by no means a new take on an iPhone, apart from a new business model for the company. Not only does it make more sense to upgrade a lower-end model, but also to put out a cheaper, more colorful option for those who both don't wish to burn a big hole in their pockets for a quality iPhone and want something rock-solid and more visually appealing. Don't get me wrong, I love all iPhone designs. But as a human being, I enjoy color a bit more than metal accents. And as evidenced by the latest reveal from HP (the new chromebook), so does the rest of the industry.

The iPhone 5C, for those of you who don't already know, features the internals of the iPhone 5 with glossy hard-shell polycarbonate encasing- allowing for a more durable and more colorful product. Apple has also revealed a new line of cases to accompany the new device, which is totally a non-Steve Jobs move. But hey, people like cases, and there's a huge market for them anyway. So, as I should ask... why not? As an added bonus, the iPhone 5C will ship for $99 with a two-year contract. And if you're still a cheap asshole, you can get the iPhone 4S for free. But seriously, why would you NOT want the new 5C? It's so cool bro. Seriously.

The 5S is another story. Apple is clearly trying to divide its ubiquitous smartphone into a consumer line and into a more serious professional product- much like Apple did with the MacBook and MacBook pro back in the mid-2000s. The 5S comes packed with a 64-bit Apple A7 processor that will make lag time virtually non-existent, a new gold design (which is gorgeous), and a separate processing unit that will take some pressure off the powerful A7. I should note that the 64-bit switch will definitely help further the development of advanced applications for smartphones, and in the not so far future, will allow for 4 GB of RAM to be in a smartphone. Apple obviously has a plan for tomorrow, and they're executing it well. The 5S also comes with a built-in intelligent fingerprint scanner that will arguably revolutionize security, although more notably from your asshole friends that find out your password or don't know how to keep their greasy hands off your stuff.

Coupled with iOS 7, which boasts HUNDREDS of new features, the iPhone 5C and 5S really look to be the future of smartphones. I understand that Android is going places too. But by dividing the iPhone into two products, maybe other manufacturers will follow in Apple's path to create more ideal products for entry-level consumers and pros alike.

I'm excited, to say the least.

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