Want to see how everything stacks up by the numbers? Take a look at the chart below for a deep dive into the details.
iPhone 5S iPhone 5C iPhone 5 Operating system iOS 7 iOS 7 iOS 6 Display 4-inch IPS LCD; 1,136×640 pixels, 326 ppi 4-inch IPS LCD; 1,136×640 pixels, 326 ppi 4-inch IPS LCD; 1,136×640 pixels, 326 ppi Price $199, $299, $399 $99, $199, $549 off contract (16GB) No longer sold Carrier AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, Global AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon 4G LTE Yes Yes Yes Camera 8-megapixel, 1080p front-facing, dual-element flash 8-megapixel, 720p front-facing 8-megapixel, 720p front-facing Processor Proprietary A7 CPU (64-bit) Proprietary A6 CPU (32-bit) Proprietary A6 CPU (32-bit) Memory 16GB, 32GB, 64GB 16GB, 32GB 16GB, 32GB, 64GB Battery Talk time up to 10 hours on 3G; embedded Talk time up to 10 hours on 3G; embedded Talk time up to 8 hours on 3G; embedded NFC No No No Fingerprint scanner Yes No No Dedicated fitness tracking Yes No No Weight and thickness 3.95 ounces, 0.3 inch 4.65 ounces, 0.35 inch 3.95 ounces, 0.3 inch Colors Gray, gold, silver Blue, green, pink, yellow, white Black, white
These are basically the same phones, with a couple of new gimmicks for the 5S (fingerprint scanner, a faster processor, a new orientation chip, a slightly better flash for the camera) but nothing to write home about. Apple fanbois may be touching their privates over the new colors, but that’s hardly revolutionary, either. Nor is a plastic cased reboot of the iPhone 5 (which is what the 5C actually is) anything to get all moist over, either.
APPL stock fell 5% yesterday on the heels of the reveal. Apparently people whose money is actually on the line are thinking the same thing.