With Apple's two new iPhones set to go on sale in just two days, the tech reviewers have given interested consumers far too many words to read about the iPhone 5S and 5C. For interested iPhone buyers unable to spend hours parsing these in depth takes, the Atlantic Wire has put together one table with all the most important information about the new devices. After reading through multiple reviews from The New York Times, AllThingsD Daring Fireball, Anandtech, and many others, we've pulled the best, most indicative lines of the most important features and put them in one easy-to-read place.
In short: The iPhone 5C is a $100 (on contract) iPhone 5 with minor improvements, dressed up in a different, but still delightful outfit. For those looking to get the latest and greatest, the iPhone 5S updates all the most important aspects of the 5 — camera, battery life, processor speed — and includes some other useful improvements, like the fingerprint sensor, which all the reviewers surprisingly like. "It’s honestly the first fingerprint scanner system that I would use on a regular basis," wrote Anandtech's Anand Lal Shimpi.
If this table doesn't satisfy, for those looking for further reading, here are our recommendations:
- Most In-depth: Head to Anandtech for an incredibly in-depth, but well organized iPhone 5S review.
- Best Fanboy Take: Daring Fireball's John Gruber is loyal, but smart. The New York Times's David Pogue has the best lay-man's take, from a fanboy.
- The Best Bottom Line: Walt Mossberg over at The Wall Street Journal does it short and sweet.