You can expect to see lots of colorful new iPhones around campus in less than a month as Tuesday brought the much anticipated release of the iPhone 5C and 5S. The new additions to the Apple family feature a new processing system, fingerprint technology and new colors.
At $100 for the 5C and $200 for the 5S with contracts, the new phones offer a middle of the road price that students on a budget can really appreciate. Freshman Enriqueta Rodriguez was happy about the recent apple news.
“Now that the iPhone 5C is out, I can get the iPhone 4S for free,” Rodriguez said.
The iPhone 5C is also available in a variety of colors, including green, blue, pink and yellow. The 5S will be available in gold, silver and slate gray.
Freshman Public Relations major Sam Zientko said she is excited for the new colors.
“That is definitely one of the main reasons I want to purchase one,” Zientko said.
Many students however were disappointed with the lack of improvements. Some of those improvements include updated camera features, HD FaceTime, fingerprint password protection and a 64-bit chip for superior graphics and battery life. Both phones also boast 4-inch screens in comparison to the 4S’s 3.5-inch screen.
Apple has deemed the iPhone 5C as a “mid-range” product because of its lower price and lack of fingerprint technology and smaller chip size. Some students did not seem so excited about the new release.
“I feel like Apple is making too many models that are really similar to each other,” Freshman Ben Miller said. “I want something completely new, not just a little better.”
Students all over campus were excited about the unveiling of these two new phones. Stay on the lookout for the colorful new phones and excited faces around campus later this month.