This is what in the Apple context you might call a “budget phone” (of course, outside the Apple context is still an extremely overpriced last-gen phone). The phone will ship for $549 for the 16GB version without a contract and $649 for the 32GB version, which as you can see is still a significant price. Of course, when you get a contract into the equation the phone will be significantly cheaper but you will have to pay your contract fees for a very long time.
The iPhone 5S will cost you $100 more, with $649 for the 16GB version and $749 for the 32GB version. When you think about it, the difference in price is nothing compared to what you get for your 100 bucks more but if you're on a budget and want to have the cheapest new iPhone available and those $100 are stopping, then you can save them and still join the “cool kids” club.
The performance is where the differences between the two phones really becomes painfully obvious. The 5S is Apple's new flagship phone while the 5C is basically a recycled and slightly better version of the iPhone 5. The 5S comes equipped with Apple's newest mobile processor – the A7, whereas the 5C packs the same processor as the iPhone 5 – A6. A7 comes with a new 64-bit architecture which drastically improves the processing power of the device without causing a faster battery depletion. Whereas the iPhone 5C is just as fast as the iPhone 5, the 5S is much faster. Also, the 5S comes with another processor called the M7 which will handle various operations connected to the phone's sensors, GPS and more, without waking up the main processing unit, extending the battery life and improving efficiency.
The main, revolutionary feature of the iPhone 5C is... color? That's right, folks, that's all the “new” model has to offer in terms of features is color! For the first time since the iPhone 4, Apple release a device with a variety of different colors, 5 to be precise - green, yellow, blue, white and pink, with “special” wallpapers matching your chosen color. Other than that, there is not much I can say about the 5C, except that it comes with iOS 7 – Apple's new mobile operating system, but since it will be available for older devices, as well, that's not really a novelty, is it?
The 5S, on the other hand, makes a leap forward with the finger print identification embedded into the phone. No more remembering passwords and annoying PINs – swipe your finger across the home button (under which the sensor lies) and “Touch ID” will unlock your phone. You can store up to 5 finger prints in the phone, meaning up to 5 people can unlock it. This technology isn't only connected to the phone, however, but also to the app store, iTunes, etc. However, only one finger print can be used for shopping. The information is stored on your phone, which I imagine is in light of the privacy scandals from a few months ago. This is the next-level security.
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