LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — The new iPhones being released Friday follow a slew of Android smartphones from Apple’s competitors, including Samsung, Motorola and HTC. Which should you buy?
Here’s a summary of recent phone reviews by The Associated Press.
The iPhone 5S and 5C go on sale Friday at 3:01 a.m. EDT through Apple’s website and at 8 a.m. local time around the world at Apple retail stores. Wireless carriers and other retailers plan to sell them, too. Initially, they’re available in the U.S., Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the United Kingdom.
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IPHONE 5S, APPLE INC.
It’s the first time Apple is releasing two different iPhone models at once. The pricier one, at $199 with a two-year contract, sports a fingerprint sensor, a better camera and a faster processor. The fingerprint sensor alone is worth the $100 more you’ll pay over an iPhone 5C. It encourages you to keep phones secure. Instead of typing in a four-digit passcode, you can just tap your finger on the home button most of the time. If there’s a match with the finger you scanned in earlier, the phone will unlock. The improved camera, meanwhile, offers better shots in low light, thanks to larger individual pixels and a wider shutter, even though the resolution remains at 8 megapixels.
— Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer