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iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C Tech Specs

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UPDATE: 3:00pm, September 10: The tech specs below have been updated to the beautiful new iPhones that Apple has announced at their event earlier today.  This post will be moved relatively soon to a new page featuring iPhone and iPad comparisons.  Until then, see the specs below. Also, if you tweet or share this post, it will still count as 2x the number of entries. 

It is less than 24 hours until Tim Cook comes on stage at Town Hall at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California to talk about what Apple has done this past year; iOS 7 and of course, two new iPhones.  Apple is expected to announce a release date for iOS 7 (probably September 18th if history tells us anything about past Apple’s iOS releases), the iPhone 5S (the successor to the iPhone 5), the iPhone 5C (a new inexpensive iPhone unlike anything we are used to) and potentially a software update to the Apple TV.  Recently, a rumor came out saying that the new iPad 5 and iPad mini could be announced too, but it is highly unlikely Apple will announce four major products on the same day.

The tech specs of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C are shown below in the style Apple lists tech specs based completely on rumors.  We won’t know for sure about any of the specs until Apple officially announces them tomorrow.  To compare, the iPhone 5 tech specs are also listed.  This blog post should be updated again tomorrow or Wednesday with the legit specs that Apple gives us.

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Find the full specs breakdown by clicking below!

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More Evidence Released for iPhone 5S

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The iPhone 5S/5C event is only two days away! And, as expected, more photos of the iDevices are showing up online.  The iPhone 5S is rumored to feature a fingerprint scanner on the Home button and to help confirm this, Patently Apple discovered an European patent concerning a Home button with a sensor ring around it.  This picture, shown below, looks a lot like the Home button that we saw earlier on the iPhone 5S retail packaging.   Patently Apple believes it is a sensor ring surround the Home button with the ability to detect a user’s fingerprint without them actually hitting the Home button.

Apple's Home button patent

Apple’s Home button patent

After the September 10th event in the United States, Apple has planned a separate event in China on the 11th.  Apple is expected to reveal the same two iPhones in China, which is the first time they have held a separate event in another country!  Apple is said to have just made a deal with China’s largest carrier.  The iPhone in the picture below has CCC marks on the back, which are like our FCC mark in the United States.  The CCC and FCC marks are mandatory safety marks to show the device has undergone testing to make sure it is safe to use and that it will not interfere with government and emergency systems (iDownloadBlog).

iPhone 5S

iPhone 5S

CCC safety marks

CCC safety marks

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iPhone 5S Home Button and Packaging Pictures

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Tweet or Share this post to enter in the September 2013 contest to win a $20 iTunes gift card or $20 Google play gift card, a universal armband, a month subscription to Hulu plus and one more surprise!  Tweet about it by tagging @idevicegeekblog or share on your social network and email me at idevicegeekblog@gmail.com with your name and link to where you shared it. Good luck!

Apple’s iPhone-focused media event is only a few short days away! And now is the time that more people come out to confirm the rumors, pictures of the new iDevices are plastered all over the web, and people start waiting in line at the Apple Store.  Pictures of the Home button internals have been released in addition to the packaging for the iPhone.  Click below to see more!

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Upgrade to iPhone 5S

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The iPhone 5S is set to be announced, according to almost every rumor, on September 10.  Within a week or two after, the iPhone should be released as well.  Now is the time that Apple consumers shouldstart cleaning their iPhones and preparing them to be sold so they can upgrade to the best iPhone ever.  This is a quick guide for anyone interested in buying the iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C by trading in their current iPhone/smartphone.  For the readers that are trading in their Droid smartphones for the new iPhone, you are making the best decision of your life and welcome to innovation.

For starters, you will want to prepare your current smartphone to be sold.  First clean it completely and take note of any scuff marks or scratches on it.  If the screen is cracked or the sound doesn’t work, take note of this.  After you sell it, don’t forget to reset the iPhone completely (so the new owner can’t use your information) and transfer AppleCare to the new owner (yes this is possible.)

Places to sell:

Craigslist: this site is good if you want to buy the new one with other money and sell the iPhone whenever you want.  Many people post on here and usually overvalue their iDevices.  In my opinion, $350 for an iPhone 4 8GB (which is three years old) is too much.  Either ship it or meet the person in a public place to avoid getting screwed over or killed.

eBayThis site is great for selling an iPhone at a high price before you purchase the new iPhone.  Although when the new iPhone does come out, many people might be less interested in your phone.

AmazonAmazon offers Amazon gift certificates in exchange for your iPhone but will give you less if your phone is not in mint condition

Apple: They currently have a Recycle program you can use to resell your device in exchange for an Apple store gift card.

Gazelle.com, uSell.com, Buy My Tronics, NextWorth, Glyde: sites like these (where you sell to a company) will give you a lot less then you will get anywhere else, but Gazelle does allow you to lock in a price until October 15.  Prices do fluctuate often and they may drop as the new iPhone gets released

Example:

For example, I have an iPhone 5 32GB White on Verizon in brand new condition.  If I removed all content and included all original chargers and adapters, I would get the following prices:

  • Craigslist: $500-$600
  • eBay: $450-$550
  • Amazon: $397
  • Apple: $326
  • Gazelle: $325
  • uSell: $325
  • Buy My Tronics: $341
  • NextWorth: $315
  • Glyde: $393-$435

Tweet about this blog post to enter yourself in the contest to win either an iPhone charger (for August) or an iTunes gift card (for September). See Contests for more details.

August Contest Updates

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Hey! The contest is still going on and I’ve realized that an iPhone 4/4S USB charger may be out of date. Many people have upgraded to the beautiful iPhone 5 or are going to update to the iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C and see no reason to get a new charger for their current phone. So starting today, and this includes anyone who previously tweeted to me, an additional optional prize will be added. The winner will choose between a colored iPhone 4/4S USB charger or a colored iPhone 5 USB charger and the colored USB car adapter.

But the fun doesn’t stop there! Each month, the prizes will get better. Next month, the prize will be an Xtreme Reflective Armband for iPhone (any generation), almost any smartphone and MP3 players. Following this prize, there will be iTunes gift cards available in the coming months 🙂

So keep checking back at my blog (which is updated twice a week) and tweet about your favorite blog posts to be included in the contest.

Final note: a partially assembled iPhone 5C and iPad 5 were shown off on camera! Check it out 🙂

One last final note: If the iPhone 5C does come out and there are problems with it, I foresee it being called the iPhone 5 Cheap and it will be all over the news like the iPhone 4’s antenna problems were.

Merry Christmas!!

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from me this season. May all your Apple wishes comes true and enjoy the next few days with iDevices, family and friends 🙂

By the way, it’s never too late to get an eGift Card for iTunes. You can do it at apple.com (which redirects to iTunes if viewing on an iDevice) or on the Apple Store app.

I’ll update my blog after Christmas 🙂