“After Apple unveiled a pair of new iPhones Tuesday, Tim Cook & Co. made the phones briefly available for some hands-on (and fingers-on) testing,” Heather Kelly writes for CNN. “I got to spend some time playing with both devices. An in-depth review will have to wait, but here are my first impressions.”
“The rumored golden iPhone is real, and a very classy champagne shade… The 5S also comes in silver and another new color Apple is calling “space gray.” The gray iPhone is the only one in the 5S lineup that has a black faceplate instead of white,” Kelly writes. “The most intriguing new hardware feature on the 5S is the fingerprint sensor in its Home button… Each phone can record up to five individual fingerprints — say one for each member of the family you don’t mind using it (maybe purposefully leaving out the kids). It worked seamlessly when I tested it… it’s a much faster way to open the phone than entering a pass code, and there is no “reading your print now” type of delay on screen.”
“The lower-priced iPhone 5C doesn’t have as many fancy new hardware features. Instead, its pizazz is mostly on the outside. Apple rounded the corners down and encased the 5C in a smooth hard plastic shell instead of metal,” Kelly writes. “The polycarbonate body does feel sturdier than other plastic phones, and the phone still has bit of weight to it. The entire back side of the phone is one seamless piece of plastic and comes in blue, green, pink, yellow and white. The colors look subdued in press images, but in person the green and pink are a bit more fluorescent and bright.”
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