Even though iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are the most recent iPhone models, the sixth generation iPhone, iPhone 5 which was first introduced in September 2012 is still the most popular iPhone, according to a study carried out by Localytics.
But since many users have been using it for two years, it is probably a more likely candidate compared to the iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c to be replaced with the new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus unveiled at Apple’s special event yesterday.
So in this post, we compare the tech specs of iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus with iPhone 5. If you’re thinking of upgrading, then both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus would be significant upgrade from the iPhone 5.
They’re not only come with bigger and better Retina HD displays, but they are also powered by faster and more power efficient A8 chip, much better front and rear facing cameras offering features such as True Tone flash, slo-mo video and burst mode. The new iPhones also offer better cellular and wireless capabilities, and improvements to battery life.
Apple’s NFC-based payment solution, Apple Pay, will only work with the iPhone 5c, if you buy the Apple Watch when it comes out next year, whereas it works out of the box on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, as they come with NFC technology. Another factor to consider is that if you end up taking a lot of photos or installing a lot of heavy games on your iPhone, you’ll find the new iPhone 6 128GB configuration very useful.
Check the difference in the tech specs between the three iPhone models below:
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Please note that there are still some unknowns about the iPhone 6 like the clock speed, RAM and the number of cores in the A8 chip. We’ll likely know these once the devices undergo a teardown or are benchmarked. A Geekbench benchmark of an alleged iPhone 6 suggests that the new iPhones will be powered by a 1.38GHz dual-core A8 chip with only 1GB RAM.
Let us know what you think about Apple’s new iPhone line up in the comments below. Do you plan to upgrade to iPhone 6 from your iPhone 5?
If you’re planning to upgrade from an iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c then check our tech specs shootout with the new iPhones.