“For all its talk of doubling down on secrecy, Apple’s efforts to keep its upcoming iPhones under wraps seems all for naught,” Josh Lowensohn writes for CNET. “Over the past few weeks there have been a flurry of photos of both plastic and metal iPhones that may or may not be (but probably are) its next-generation devices.”
“Most notable is that it looks very much like Apple’s going to introduce not one but two new iPhones for the first time since the device first hit the market in 2007. That could have a big impact on Apple’s fortunes, as well as the types of users it has gone after all these years,” Lowensohn writes. “What’s different about the low cost one? This model, rumored to be called the ‘iPhone 5C,’ will sport a plastic back instead of metal. However, the key difference will be price, not so much the what people pay with a multi-year contract from their carrier, but what the phone costs up front.”
Lowensohn writes, “What’s different about the new high-end model? Leaks suggest Apple plans to offer the “iPhone 5S” in more colors, notably a ‘gold’ or ‘champagne’ color. The device is also said to sport a better camera with a dual-LED flash and a home button that can scan your finger — something that’s likely going to be used for security features. Other expected specs include a 128GB storage option and a jump to a 64-bit processor, which could speed things up.”
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