The countdown has started for the unveiling of Apple Inc.'s much-awaited, and globally talked about, smartphones iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S. In just a few hours from now, millions of people around the world will turn their attention to Cupertino, Ca., where the keynote address by CEO Tim Cook is expected to take place at 10:30pm IST.
In the lead up to the grand debut, the 5S and the 5C became subjects of intense discussion, liberally interspersed with rumours that are driving the conversation to a crescendo, which provided for Apple Inc. fans supposed specs and features that are seemingly real – it kept global eyeballs riveted on all things Apple Inc. for months and months, driving up the interest in the product and vitally, the company's share prize.
While the flood of detail is overwhelming, we take a careful look at what we have so far been able to cull out from the random noise about the new iOS devices in terms of both their builds and capabilities. We list some of the more 'believable' experts' (loosely defined as those who have over the years built a reputation for being correct more often than not) opinions as confirmed iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S specifications.
The spotlight, as far as emerging markets are concerned, is on the more 'economical' iPhone 5C, which is expected to be suitably priced to compete in places where money is tight. For those who have no money problems or want the best of tech even at top-end prices, is a beefed-up iPhone 5S model.
Forrester analyst Charles Golvin says the consensus is for Apple Inc. to unveil a new high-end phone, "most likely called the 5S, with the same look and feel physically of iPhone 5, but with a speed boost; new processor, and new graphics capabilities."
A lower-cost iPhone, has been dubbed the 5C and it "would come in multiple colors analogous to today's iPod touch," Golvin said.
iPhone 5S is expected to be a power-packed version of the current iPhone 5, boasting a huge processor and much better specs. It may feature a fingerprint sensor, a 12 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, and will come in a gold or champagne color variant for the first time. It is also expected to launch