There were many rumors all around the Apple iPhone event. The majority of them dealt directly using the anticipated iPhones - the suggested 5S and 5C. A lot of interesting ideas and speculations have been suggested and expressed - from the most obvious to those unlikely to happen. The keynote itself was not groundbreaking - at least such was the initial impression. Everything we had there is expected, with a small exception. Now we want to lead you thru the roundup of rumors which were circulating around the web. Let's see which ones came true and which were left behind.
YES: two iPhones Just as it had been expected, officially named iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. The previous has got the style of its predecessor, while the latter has similar specs. Both will soon be launched with iOS 7 aboard. In fact, the entire keynote is about both of these devices. The upcoming iOS 7 was mentioned simply to supplement the storyline.
NO: iPhone 5C is a cheap iPhone If compared to 5S, it is a budget iPhone engrossed in polycarbonate shell. But it is not so cheap as many of us expected. It's slightly less expensive 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 comes in colors Leaked images showed us the truth. We've five colors: white, yellow, green, blue, pink. No purple or red. This is exactly what Apple hinted at through the tagline 'This should brighten your day'. Nokia found this option resembling the range of colors that the Lumia family offers and took a fascinating jab at Apple on Twitter.
YES: iPhone 5S goes gold There is finally the 3rd color for that high-end smartphone - champagne (or refer to it as gold). What's liked relating to this option, there isn't any excessive glitter like in Vertu phones, things are colored with simplicity and magnificence.
NO: 128GB option Unfortunately for music lovers and movie fans, there's still no option of doubling the maximum iPhone capacity. At least music lovers who carry their whole music libraries in the pocket, still might have their classic iPods.
YES: fingerprint sensor One of the most widely discussed features introduced within the new iPhones. It occupies the house button behind a layer of sapphire crystal. The whole feature is called Touch ID and it allows users to unlock the phone without entering passcodes.
NO: NFC Although it succeeded to boost some curiosity about the net, Near Field Communication remains a niche idea 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 iPhone 5 and 40 times faster compared to very first iPhone. It's accompanied by another chip - so-called 'motion coprocessor' M7. Most of other improvements in the 5S are evolution rather than revolution, much like it had been between apple iphone 4 and 4S.
NO: a brand new iPad? An iPad mini with Retina display? A new iPod? Maybe iWatch? None. The event was solely focused on the brand new iPhones. Everything that Apple is possibly preparing to show, will arrive later this year. iWatch, that has never been confirmed yet, shouldn't be expected earlier than 2014 (if it ever arrives).