Apple iPhone, the hottest selling device globally is going to come to India soon. This can be said, as it is the first time ever, the Cupertino-based tech giant is geared up to launch newer iPhones in India ahead of other major territories. And the listing of iPhone 5S 16/32/64GB along with iPhone 5C 16/32GB on online shopping site Saholic under " Coming Soon" tag shows off that Apple is serious about India.
Apple has finally launched its most promising premium iPhone. The iPhone 5S, is a classic looking device having a 4-inch Retina Display. Now it is powered by A7 chipset - based on 64-bit PC architecture. RAM stands at 1GB and 16GB/32GB/64GB of ROM comes out of the box.
Apple iPhone 5S is 56 % faster than the original iPhone launched back in 2007. There's a dedicated chip called M7 for motion sensing activities. The addition of fingerprint sensor will surely appeal to enterprise segment.
Apple has also made changes in the camera. The 8-mega pixel camera is said to be more advance. Dual LED flashlight is a welcome move. The rear back camera can record 720p HD movie in 120fps. The tech vendor also upgraded front facing camera.
Apple "iPhone 5C "is not a low cost iPhone by any means. Yes, it is expensive, and would not help the company to tap unexplored market. Apple says that iPhone 5C is more close to iPhone 5.
The new iPhone is made of plastic, and has a bigger battery compared to iPhone 5. The iPhone 5C packs a 4-inch Retina display.
The phone is powered by Apple A6x chipset (dual core). There's an 8MP rear facing camera alongwith much improved FaceTime HD camera.
Both iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, now supports 4G LTE (TD-LTE). If you have subscribed to Airtel's 4G LTE service, then yes, newer iPhones are compatible with Indian 4G LTE networks. iOS 7, the redefined and new version of iOS will power Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.
What About Release Date?
Indian e-commerce site Saholic does not indicate any release date so far, but the listing is enough to excite Indian users who are anxiously waiting to get their hands on iPhone 5S and 5C. At the same time, GizBot has come to know from an inside source that Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C will come to India around same time frame, when iPhone 5 got launched last year, i.e. sometime around Diwali 2013.
The source informed that " going by the back records and the launch dates will fall around sometime by the end of next month followed by the ending stocks of iPhone 5."
We are expecting iPhone 5C to cost Rs. 41,000 (16GB) in India, whereas Apple iPhone 5C would be terribly expensive at Rs. 48,500.
Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C may not have the best hardware, but doesn't mean consumers won't line up a week earlier to get a taste of much talked about "iPhone experience." The Cupertino-based giant has been ignorant about India for the longest time possible. Till the time Steve Jobs was alive, India possibly remained out of focus.
Surely, Indian market is not as big as China; neither CEO Tim Cook ever thought to visit country once. Although for Apple, India is the biggest dump ground for selling discontinued devices (iPhone 4), however, now the makers behind iPad have started accepting the fact that Indian market could be as big as China in the coming years.
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