There have been many rumors all around the Apple iPhone event. Most of them dealt directly using the anticipated iPhones - the suggested 5S and 5C. Lots of interesting ideas and speculations have been suggested and expressed - from the most obvious to those unlikely to occur. The keynote itself wasn't groundbreaking - a minimum of such was the first impression. Everything we saw there is expected, with a small exception. Now we want to guide you thru the roundup of rumors that were circulating online. Let's see which of them came true and that have been left behind.
YES: two iPhones Just as it had been expected, officially named iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. The former has the style of its predecessor, while the latter has similar specs. Both will quickly be launched with iOS 7 aboard. Actually, the whole keynote is about both of these devices. Even the upcoming iOS 7 was mentioned simply to supplement the storyline.
NO: iPhone 5C is really a cheap iPhone If when compared with 5S, it is a budget iPhone engrossed in polycarbonate shell. But it is not too cheap as a lot of us expected. It's slightly cheaper than the flasghip, yet its price is considerable (contract-free: $549 for 16GB, $649 for 32GB). To check, prices of the 5S are $100 higher respectively. It's cheaper but not cheap.
YES: iPhone 5C is available in colors Leaked images showed us the reality. We've five colors: white, yellow, green, blue, pink. No purple or red. This is just what Apple hinted at through the tagline 'This should brighten your day'. Nokia found this option resembling the range of colors the Lumia family offers and took an interesting jab at Apple on Twitter.
YES: iPhone 5S goes gold There is finally the 3rd color for the high-end smartphone - champagne (or refer to it as gold). What's liked about this option, there isn't any excessive glitter like in Vertu phones, everything is colored with simplicity and elegance.
NO: 128GB option Unfortunately for music lovers and movie fans, there's still no option of doubling the maximum iPhone capacity. A minimum of music lovers who carry their whole music libraries in the pocket, still can have their classic iPods.
YES: fingerprint sensor Probably the most widely discussed features introduced in the new iPhones. It occupies the home button behind a layer of sapphire crystal. The entire feature is called Touch ID also it allows users to unlock the phone without entering passcodes.
NO: NFC Although it succeeded to boost some interest in the web, Near Field Communication remains a niche concept that still takes care of not receive much practical use and importance. At least for Apple.
YES: next-generation chip The 5S introduces A7 which makes it, as claimed by Apple, 5 times faster than apple iphone 5 and 40 times faster than the initial iPhone. It is accompanied by another chip - so-called 'motion coprocessor' M7. Most of other improvements in the 5S are evolution rather than revolution, just like it had been between apple iphone 4 and 4S.
NO: a new iPad? An iPad mini with Retina display? A new iPod? Maybe iWatch? None. The event was solely dedicated to the brand new iPhones. Exactly what Apple is possibly preparing to show, will arrive later this season. iWatch, which has never been confirmed yet, shouldn't be expected sooner than 2014 (whether it ever arrives).