Apple's new iPhone C is now available for pre-order through the Apple website and selected retailers. If you want to purchase an iPhone C, you can buy one now starting at $99 (16GB).
This price includes a contract from AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint in the U.S. The iPhone C is Apple's upgrade from the previous iPhone, and it does have some interesting features. But, should you wait for the iPhone 5S instead? Here's a comparative look.
The iPhone 5S VS the iPhone C
This might be one of the first times that Apple fans have had to choose between two phones released at roughly the same time.
Here's what the two phones have in common:
1. 4-inch screen size
2. 1,136 x 640 resolution
3. 326 ppi LCD
4. iOS 7
5. Lightning connectors
What the iPhone C has:
1. White, pink, yellow, blue, and green color selection
2. More LTE network support
3. Improved Face Time
4. A much lower price tag than the iPhone 5
What the iPhone 5S has:
1. Fingerprint security
2. Major camera upgrades
3. Gold, white, or black case
4. 64-bit mobile processor
5. Available in 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB
Which One Should You Choose?
Both the iPhone C and the iPhone 5S are impressive. The iPhone C is the lighthearted fun phone that comes with great color choices and a cheaper price tag, but still includes most of what the iPhone 5 has. If you are really into security, speed, and want a killer camera, the iPhone 5S is the phone worth waiting for.
Then again, the 5S is going to come with a high price tag starting at $199 for the 16GB, so that's really something to think about if you plan to go the 5S route. If you can't wait for the 5S (out in December), the obvious option is to purchase the 5C. But, the 5S is really looking like an interesting phone, and it's one that James Bond would have picked, that's for sure. There might be one deciding factor, though, how secure is the new fingerprint technology that Apple has created?
Is the New Fingerprint Security Safe?
It really depends on how you look at that question. Technically, you will be scanning and storing your fingerprint on an Apple device, and that could mean that Apple will have your fingerprint on file - but there's no evidence to back this up, it's just a thought. Criminals will have a hard time breaking into your iPhone 5S, though, since your fingerprint is needed.
The iPhone 5S is also a nice looking phone that's lightweight and comes in an interesting gold color (for those that like to add flash). But, I have to state again, the iPhone 5C is nothing to laugh at. Maybe it all comes down to price, then. If you don't mind shelling out nearly $200 for a phone, go for the 5S. Not into high price tags? The 5C is the best choice. Decisions, decisions! Apple is sure making this one tough!
Which one will you choose? Let me know in the comments!