Tech Talk: iPhone 5s and 5c has students talking

By Abigail Tejada |A&E Editor|

Jessica Botello

The release of the new iPhone 5S and 5C drew in thieves, cops and big crowds.

So what’s the big deal about the new iPhone anyway?

According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple profited $450 per iPhone, multiply that by 9 million sold and that equals $4 billion in just two days! In other words, that’s a lot of money!

Apple understands that you may not want pesky friends accessing your phone, and many if not most have plenty of information that needs to be secure. So what do you do? You create a passcode.

While you are entering your passcode anyone can easily look over your shoulder and gain information they shouldn’t have.

Apple understands all of that, which is why for the 5s they created the Touch ID — a new fingerprint identity sensor.

It is helpful because it doesn’t require you to re-enter the passcode over and over again, it is quick and reliable.

This is one of the differences between the 5s and the 5c. The 5c does not have the fingerprint identity sensor and has the same qualities as the old iPhone 5, however now it comes in a variety of eye pleasing colors and is not as expensive as the new iPhone 5s. This factor draws in those who are not willing to pay the high dollar for the 5S but still want an iPhone.

Although it all sounds impressive, most CSUSB students would agree that standing in a huge line is not worth it.

“It’s not a have or die situation. I saw on the news that people were waiting in line a week in advance,” said Jessica Botello. “That’s just crazy! I would not have stood in line for that.”

Botello later admitted that although the 5c is cheaper, she would prefer to invest in the 5s because it holds more features.

She later added that she believes the iPhone is a scam. “The fact that there is not much difference from generation to generation and the newer generation is always more expensive. Honestly there are phones such as the galaxy s4 which have more capabilities and cost less.”

When the iPhone 5 came out, its pixels were ahead of the game with 136 x 640 pixel resolution (326 ppi); however this time around they maintained the same pixels leaving them a little behind devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, which has a 1080p screen with 441 pixels per inch.

“Every phone I have had has been an iPhone,” said Jeremy Young. ”However, I think I will be getting a Samsung phone next time to change things up a bit.”

But if Young had to choose between the iPhone 5s or 5c he admitted that he preferred  5c unlike Botello.

Though there were different opinions regarding the iPhone no one questioned its practicality.

“It’s like a mini laptop,” said Jenny Nuño, “Honestly, it can be a little pricey but I think in the long run it is definitely worth it.”

While Botello, Young and Nuño stick with the high tech gear, Mauricio Enriquez believes that, ”Whichever does the job best is the one I want.”

If you are considering buying the new iPhone, take into consideration its practicality and remember an apple a day keeps the hackers at bay.


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