Know the main differences between the iPhone4, the new lower-cost iPhone 5C and the newly iPhone 5S

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In this article, you will learn how to know the main differences between the iPhone 4, the new lower-cost iPhone 5C and the newly released iPhone 5S. All three of these -- iPhone 4, iPhone 5c,and the latest model, iPhone 5S -- have attractive features. Before delineating their differences, let's talk about their similarities. These are the features that have made the iPhone so popular since its advent in 2007.

  • Apple created a unique four-in-one mobile device.
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    The iPhone has always been a little media player, small computer, mobile phone, and mini-game console. With its cutting-edge technology, the iPhone's power and 3-D graphics actually compete with the popular game consoles. An iPhone functions also like an iPod, with the way it organizes and plays your favorite music. Since the iPod is popular all around the planet, it is no wonder that the iPhone is also a big hit.
  • All three of these iPhones have nearly a half-million applications offered at your fingertips. And all these apps are available to you in the iTunes store, which is easy to reach from your PC or iPhone. The iPhone was the first mobile device to make applications easily accessed by the public. Other mobile phones required a "rocket scientist", or rather, a computer science engineer to use such software.

Similarities between the iPhones 4, 5c and 5S

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    Integrated lithium-ion battery that is rechargeable
    The lithium-ion battery can be recharged by a power adapter or by the USB port on your computer. Between charges you will have this maximum time for the following functions:
    1. Talk time is up to 10 hours for both iPhone 5S and 5c, yet only up to eight hours talk time with the iPhone 4.
    2. All three have standby time of up to 250 hours.
    3. All have video playback up to 10 hours.
    4. All have Internet access on 3G for 10 hours, using WiFi or LTE.
    5. All have audio playback to 40 hours.
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    Along with the pioneering, pleasing user-friendly software, the iPhone design also sets the standard for other mobile devices
    Like the iPod, its simple design and dimensions were not by chance. Apple engineers knew how appealing the golden ratio is to the human eye Artists, sculptors, architects, and the great Mother Nature herself have created works with the 1:1.618 ratio. The iPhones were designed a little longer than the golden ratio for ergonomics, but then the corners were cleverly rounded for comfort. Thus, the rounded corners give the illusion of the aesthetic golden rectangle ratio
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    Video Recording
    1. Easy focusing with just a finger tap.
    2. 30 frames per second (fps) for smooth life-like recorded movement.
    3. Professional looking 1080p HD recording of videos. Anytime you see "p" rather than "I" you will have a higher resolution generally.
    4. Optical image stabilizer (OIS)
    5. For poor lighting conditions each has LED flash.
    6. For better security in unlocking the iPhone, there is face detection identification.
    7. Geo tagging, which means you can find the precise location of any photo or video by latitude and longitude coordinates
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    Video calling using WiFi
    By tapping "Face Time" you can make video calls to another enabled mobile device.
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    Siri - This is the program that activates your voice commands
    It also will reply to your voice with its pleasant "Siri" voice.
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Differences between the iPhone 4, iPhone 5S and 5c

So, now comes the iPhone 5S. In the tradition of Steve Jobs, it has improvements in software and hardware over its predecessor of a few years ago, the iPhone 4. There are especially improvements with the 5S camera over the iPhone 4:

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    Both have an 8 megapixel resolution, but with the new iSight technology, the 5S has a larger area photo sensor that is superior in poor lighting
    The 5S pixels are also larger to take in more light. It actually has a one-third boost in sensitivity to light.
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    The iPhone 5S has an innovative True Tone by using two LED flash devices for higher quality, realistic color resolution
    No longer will you have a photo washed out from the camera of a mobile device.
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    Colors and Capacity offered by each iPhone==
    1. iPhone 5S - Dark grey, and the precious metal colors -- gold, and silver. Capacity: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and A7 chip. If you are a gamer, the A7 chip means 64-bit processing. It will give you the graphics of a desktop computer! It has an advanced technology M7 motion co-processor
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    2. iPhone 5c - This phone, although the cheapest among the three, has the most color choices: Bright yellow, soft pink, white, sky blue, and lime green. Capacity: 16GB, 32GB and A6 chip. Note the huge increase over the iPhone 4 capacity
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    3. iPhone 4 - Black and white only. Capacity: 8GB and A5 chip
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The affordable and colorful iPhone 5c

Finally, you can get your hands on an iPhone for under $100! Although it is much lower priced than its brother, the iPhone 5S, it still has many fine features. Staying true as an iPhone, there is nothing cheap about its looks and performance. It has the following impressive traits:

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    Durable polycarbonate coating
    And there are plenty of color choices for its silicone case.
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    Speedy mobile internet
    Surf the web in almost any global location with its LTE (Long Term Evolution) wireless network technology. It is equipped with the latest mobile internet 4G (fourth generation).
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    Blue tooth capability
    You can have hands-free conversation and connection to other devices, such as your Laptop, or auxiliary hardware.
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    A battery with longer life than the iPhone 4.
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    A high resolution 8 megapixel camera with a zoom in feature
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    A four inch LCD screen, like the 5S
    The 4 has a 3.5-inch LCD screen
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    These are the main differences among the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5c and the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 is still available as a starter iPhone. The prices of each phone, with a qualified contract: iPhone 5S at $199 for the 16GB, $299 for the 32GB ,and $399 for the 64GB; iPhone 5c at only $99; and the iPhone 4 has its 8GB free. If you are an avid photography buff, or a gamer, and it fits your budget, I suggest the iPhone 5S. Hopefully, these comparisons will help you decide which iPhone suits your needs and lifestyle. The colorful rubber cases are also available.

    If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.


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