Taking A Video And Hands-On Look At The iPhone 5s And iPhone 5c

Looking for more detail on the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c? Well, it’s not a story about a new Nexus so non-iPhone fans can stop reading now but for the rest of you, here’s an official (from unofficial video sources) look at the brand new iPhone devices and a few hands-on videos from todays Apple event. There’s plenty of video goodness above and below so I’ll keep this writing short but be sure to check it all out and see which iPhone device is right for you. Or maybe the next Nexus is more your speed?

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  • Nick

    Wow. I want one even thought I’ve had android for a while.

  • Rotten_Apple

    Total meh. i would say a disappointment, but I wasn’t really expecting much.

  • dropped

    Blunder of the century. And here I was, thinking the Moto X had poor execution.

  • Trysta

    Apple is so good at these videos. Diehard android fan here and I even wanted one. I must admit that the touch ID actually looks more useful than I thought at first.

  • jbrizzy

    So basically Apple took a page out of Nokias book and dipped it in color, and added a new yet gimmicky feature to the same phone. Although touch Id is nice, you won see me supporting this Blatant BS cash in

    • Brian T.

      I’m not sure the fingerprint scanner is gimmicky given some of the videos of instantly unlocking your now highly-secured phone. Most don’t set up screen locks, mainly due to the inconvenience of typing in a passcode dozens of times every day. A lot of potential if (and likely when) Apple pairs this with NFC mobile payments (an obvious use case that’ll no doubt be a feature of the iPhone 6, leading to mobile payments finally taking off) too.

      But yeah, a typical off-year “S” upgrade, and not necessarily worth it if you have a 5. That’s what I tell myself, anyway….

      • jbrizzy

        Your right. Gimmicky may have been the wrong choice of words. I even said it was nice. But these phones are still a cash in to me. Apple may have just lost its way since the passing of Jobs

        • Adrayven

          I think people are underestimating the importance of the A7 and iOS going to 64 bit.. it’s not just about memory.. It’s like going from a 2 lane road to a 4 lane road.. Games will be the first thing to take advantage.

          What I really want to hear in October is that the iPad Mini is running an A7 with Retina.. that will be so awesome for gaming. :D

        • kalel33

          I remember computer systems going 64bit and people overestimating hot much of an impact it would make. It actually didn’t really do much of anything.

          If Apple sticks with their gameplan that they had for the first Ipad Mini then it’ll be running an A6 processor. They know they don’t have to put in quality components into a device for it to sell like hotcakes. People will just buy it because it says Apple on it and feel like they are part of an exclusive club.

        • Brian T.

          Plus iOS 7 controller support! Hopefully, it’s a sign that they’ll open up the Apple TV to apps/games someday too. And you’re right about 64 bit — those Infinity Blade III graphics from the keynote today were just ridiculous….

        • Brian T.

          Yeah, it’s truly sad to think what we might have now if he were still around… From the original iPhone to the iPhone 4 (the last one Jobs really worked on), they blew me away. But since then…. Tim Cook is way too business-focused, sadly.

      • Mirad77

        They’ll leave that as the next big thing for iPhone 6 correctly so, plus ask anyone that had Atrix 4G. It worked as well.

        • TBN27

          Yeah when it worked. My atrix was so bad that I just have to look at it and it would just freeze up.

  • john

    Just look at all the LTE bands on the Sprint version. I hope it comes completely SIM unlocked. http://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/

  • D Velasquez

    see? what did i say? “hurr durr we put a fingerprint scanner, we did it first” , i knew this was going to happen somehow, i beg to differ on the fingerprint scanner function, here is a phone that is as old as the 2G iPhone with the same function and virtually impossible to unlock if you don’t authenticate just like the 5S http://goo.gl/a5LUsL , in any case i only applaud their effort to bring at least a function that has been used on Asia for a while in certain models, what took them so long?

    • RedGeminiPA

      Your durp de durr comments are as old and misinformed as all the rest. It’s one thing to rush a feature to market, it’s entirely different to make it work the best way possible in a way that’s completely seamless to the user. Apple’s always been about user experience, not rushing crap to market to claim they did it first. Get a clue.

      • D Velasquez

        The misinformed is you if you believe that feature has been implemented in a rush in the past, I invite you to get your hands on the phone I posted on my link and tell me if that feature is rushed or half baked. In any case Apple is about user experience, perhaps not? Tell me why I see people on the stores in NYC asking questions to things they are suppose to know and that are “easy” to use out of the box , as a former iPhone user I had frustrations with the limitations the OS had. If you want to talk about UX even windows phone is getting ahead in the game. In any case and just to make it clear and let you know how “misinformed” I am, i have been using and testing Asian and Western phones since 2007 back then when the first iPhone came out and have tested every single feature in them, so tell me how i can’t compare a feature that like I said it has been out there for years even on standard cellphones(not smart phones) with a newer device like the iPhone 5S? What, do you think is not fair?.

  • kalel33

    Best Apple parody video for Iphone 5S and 5C. Somebody else posted this on another comment forum.

    • http://www.volkswagen.de/ Quailallstar

      Just awesome! Thanks for sharing.

    • Stone Cold

      Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • David

      Hilarious

  • Yoda

    When a firm resorts to color as a form of product differentiation, you know its innovative days are over…yawn…

    • Bud

      Yeah like the moto x and the entire lumina line.

      • Red5

        The ‘X’ phone didn’t start out with one color and then add others for “innovation replacement”.

        • Gary Hernandez

          Neither did the Lumia line.

  • KingCobra

    Ready to get one. Hopefully the 5S won’t have the supply issues that the 5 had last year.

    • RedGeminiPA

      Sadly, it’ll be worse… since Apple isn’t offering preorders, that’s enough of a sign.

  • weezy34

    Amazing Camera on the iPhone5S. Love the dual color LEDs flash for better low-light and color balances. Hopefully Samsung will catch up with Apple soon.

    • Gary Hernandez

      If we are talking about camera specs, hopefully Apple will catch up to Nokia soon.

      • RedGeminiPA

        As any photographer knows, megapixels aren’t everything. It’s too bad tech sites can’t point this out. We’ll see soon enough how well it does, especially if you’re planning to zoom into pictures enough to make it relevant. I have a feeling it will do well, and the majority of people aren’t planning to do extreme zooming for cropping of pictures. It’ll be an interesting matchup.

        • Gary Hernandez

          Well i wasn’t even thinking about the 41mp, my thoughts were on Pureview and OIS. But now that you mentioned it, added with the other two features just makes my statement even stronger.

    • Paul

      The Evo 3D had dual LED flash in 2011, so Apple is only just now catching up to that.
      Nice try though, another thing Apple copied that someone else already did.

      • Brian T.

        Different color flashes though. Just having two white LED flashes is silly. But having a more amber and a white LED like the 5S has makes a lot of sense to me, since just whiteness clashes with most indoor lighting as I’m sure all of us have experienced. This way, the phone’s flash will match the warmth of the ambient lighting. Pretty cool actually, and one of those things that seems so obvious after it’s introduced.

    • TBN27

      Samsung has already caught up. The thinking should be which one works better and is more straight forward along with great to use

  • mr3456

    All of you really buying iphone 5s why cuz had finger scanner wow I know amazing now I know why apple fan r so stup**.

    • Mirad77

      Tell me about it. If I remember correctly Motorola Atrix had the fingerprint thing and all of a sudden it’s revolutionary.
      I’ll give it up to Apple though as the only thing I respect about them is their marketing aspect, innovative my a$$.

      • JB

        I’m not getting a 5s, but you gotta admit that Apple is using the fingerprint tech in a more practical way and it’ll probably work better than it did in the Atrix.

        • jlaigo2

          yeah for 20yr old tech……

        • RedGeminiPA

          And it’s a shame that it takes Apple and AuthenTec 20 years to bring it to the masses…

  • JB

    I’m calling it. Samsung Galaxy S 5/Note 4: retinal authentication! :-P

    • dtam

      nexus 5 will have DNA testing that doubles as a blood alcohol tester

      • RedGeminiPA

        And, as usual, Google will find ways to sell the info to profit from it without your knowledge, unless you love reading fine print of user agreements.

        • dtam

          is that different than any other company?

    • KingCobra

      Pretty sure the Galaxy S5 will have a fingerprint scanner as well or at least something similar

  • jlaigo2

    Someone should do a poll on if you ever really setup and used your finger print scanner on your laptop….

    • Gary Hernandez

      I use it everyday to unlock my PC.

    • RedGeminiPA

      Considering the method of use, there’s a difference. Fanboys won’t notice, which is their own ignorance. I won’t elaborate, since it isn’t a secret as to how it works.

  • TYLERDERK

    Yawn ,
    Every High end Android os phone that is coming out in the next 6 months kills these new Iphonys.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Le sigh…such silliness in the comments.

      • Tylerderk

        LOL , Sorry David good article like most of your work Iam a fan but I was just stating my opinion .

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Oh I know, hence the “silliness” statement. I just like to try and break up the fanboy fights before they get dirty.

        • cybersedan

          Why break them up David, we love these fights. I actually find it amusing, like the Windows Phone ads say, we just love to fight. I never take it seriously.

          Anyway, I can’t wait to see how well they implement that Touch ID feature, and whether it’s anymore practical than say Face Unlock which has it’s challenges and limitations.

        • jt

          Yeah, why break up the fights? I enjoy them just as much as mma fights.

      • truckeemike

        It is great reading David, I’m always reading the os fighting comments, I can’t stop!!!!

  • Red5

    Truly feeling like apples days of market domination are over, we’ve spent the last three generations of this device waiting for Apple to come out with something new and different , and it simply hasn’t happened. I myself am beginning to feel rather fatigued and see no reason to waist an upgrade on trivial improvements.

    • dtam

      There will be when they stop supporting your current phone

      • Red5

        Your assuming I’m that stuck on Apple.

    • preed08

      What has the smartphone market done thats so “new and different” recently

  • Paul

    How many drops does it take for the glass screen to break?

  • kimberly

    Annnd everyone focuses on the fingerprint scanner as usual. Oh and the comments about “BUT THIS HAS DUAL FLASH!”…Did you stop and think about how it’s dual COLOR flash and not just two flashes on the same phone? How about the 64bit OS and CPU? The finger print scanner thing is kind of iffy because of how easy it would be for someone to get your fingerprints off the screen/button if they really wanted to, and while the screen isn’t any larger and doesn’t have a larger screen resolution the camera functionality is certainly welcome.

    Also I’m tired of “BUT SAMSUNG HAS XX PIXEL CAMERAS!” because it’s not just the pixel size/amount. I had a Galaxy S II which touted it’s camera is better than the 4S. It wasn’t. My mothers Galaxy S III camera doesn’t beat my iPhone 5 camera by a long shot. Her pictures look more washed out and grainy than mine do. The fact is the iPhone boasts a better camera.

  • goog boy

    Same phone….Samsung wins again

  • khalidalomary

    here we go again same iPhone different wallpaper ( oh no i forgot finger print scanner) like anyone is going to miss that if it goes away, nobody. Samsung rocks

  • David

    The only thing that is “innovative” is the fingerprint scanner, and I bet there are going to be some huge problems with it. Everything else is the same old same old. I’ll stick with my Nexus 4.

    • preed08

      You werent going to get one anyway.

  • Mobilewolf789

    If the Nexus 5 comes out for only $350 then the only major thing the iPhone will have the Nexus won’t is the finger print scanner? That can’t justify paying another $300. Oh wait then there is the screen size….that’s worth an extra $300!! Seriously I don’t want to bash on Apple but sticking to the same damn 4 inch screen for another @#& year! I even hear apple fan boys saying they’re getting tired of it.

    • preed08

      The nexus also wont have access to Apple’s app store. Just sayin

      • David

        The funny thing about the Play Store is how you don’t ever have to buy anything from it. I want music, so I’ll download a 3rd party mp3 downloader and search for a song. I want a game, I’ll check the game section where many of the paid iOS games are free. Soo……….

  • RedGeminiPA

    It’s amazing how many of these illiterates can’t read ONE simple paragraph. No wonder Android has the marketshare it has.

    • Red5

      We may not be able to read, but at least we can see when a company like Apple has truly failed to innovate. Steve Jobs created what is arguably the most financially successful company of its time and the only thing that they could afford this time around was a fingerprint scanner, and an incrementally better camera?

      • RedGeminiPA

        You (plural) have no clue how Apple operates. It’s about timing. Apple isn’t like every other company out there. They have no need to rush something to market just to do it or say they did it first.

        If you want to talk about innovation, start naming some REAL innovation that’s come along in mobile phones since the iPhone, or tablets since the iPad. Hardly useful features aren’t innovation.

        innovate |ˈinəˌvāt|verb [ no obj. ]make changes in something established, esp. by introducing new methods, ideas, or products

        So far, nobody else has made meaningful changes in something established.

  • JimInChicago

    While everyone’s engaged in a debate about iPhone versus Android versus Windows, etc., keep in mind that we T-Mobile customers benefit even if we hate iPhones. Wall Street says that T-Mobile is better by having the iPhone which means T-Mobile gets more pull and gets stronger and we Android people benefit by it. If having an iPhone at T-Mobile means they get stronger as a company, then I indirectly benefit as I an android user. ’nuff with the Apple vs Google vs Windows debate which is largely wasted bandwidth since people are rarely persuaded.

    • Geek Man

      Hmmm.. For the point of view of Tmobile yes. More customer means more money. But for the point of view of a user like me, NO.

      iPhone users adding to the pool of all Tmobile users means that we have to share the bandwidth… It simply means that more users can slow down your 3G or 4G connection.

      Also, it is statistically true that iPhone users are more bandwidth hag than Android users. So, NO, iPhone users will not benefit Android users.

  • Nick

    Those icons still look terrible. Haven’t grown on me at all.