Reports on the iPhone 5S keep coming in and they're quite mixed, with even a few Apple lovers seemingly jaded by the lack of obvious improvements. My favourite so far is a rather professional-looking clip of a man who's holding two phones, one in each hand, and he keeps getting confused as to which is the new model.
I've seen "iPhone 5 same" and similar descriptions being used for this rather non-update of the previous model. In the United Kingdom they seem to be enamoured with the less expensive 5C plastic-case model with 30% of people opting for this device over the 5S. Across the pond less than a quarter of buyers in the US are making the same choice. It's early days yet, but it will be interesting to see what the sales figures are a month from now.
To be fair, I looked a little more deeply into the new iPhone 5S and it is indeed different, at least on the inside. It has a new A7 processor, a slightly better battery life, a better camera and a fingerprint sensor. Apple really wanted to make sure that you couldn't change the battery, so this time around it's solidly glued into the case. The CPU is from NXP Semiconductors, but made by Samsung using the 28nm hi-K metal-gate process used to make the Galaxy S4's Exynos CPU.
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