what is the differenc between iphone 5 & 5s & 5c

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  • Answer

    To compare the 5S and 5C flow this link from apples web site, select the iPhone 5C, then go to the bottom and select compare iPhone Models.
    As to compare the iphone 5 you can search for iphone 5 tech specs from apples web site. That way you will have precise information straight from apple.

    • Answered by Marc L from Bridgeport
    • Dec 18, 2013
  • From the perspective of external differences, perhaps the most immediately noticeable difference is that the iPhone 5S does not have a rounded square icon on the home button like the other two devices. Instead, it has a icon-free and less concave button with an embedded "Touch ID" fingerprint sensor. Consequently, the iPhone 5S can be configured with biometric identification rather than just a passcode.
    The iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S both have a largely aluminum 0.30 of an inch thick case with a "chamfered cut" band around the edge, but the matte color options are different. The iPhone 5c models, by contrast, are offered with a new polycarbonate over steel body design in five glossy colors -- white, pink, yellow, blue, and green.

    The iPhone 5S has a new 64-bit processor that can process twice as much data at the same time, and is the first iPhone to include a motion co-processor. This is a chip that interacts with the iPhone's physical sensors--the accelerometer, compass, and gyroscope--to provide new feedback and options to apps.

    The back "iSight" cameras for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C are the same, but for Phone 5S, however, is of significantly better quality.

    The iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, and iPhone 5S models all are quite capable and the decision likely will come down to whether performance, appearance, or price are most important to you.
    iPhone 5C is quite similar to the iPhone 5, and if you prefer a more subdued design and an even lower price tag on the used market, the iPhone 5 remains well worth consideration.
    If you like a bright "candy colored" design, and performance and the camera are less important, the iPhone 5S is a solid choice.
    If you like performance, premium design, a better camera, the iPhone 5S is the best choice for you.

    • Answered by Cosmin T
    • Dec 17, 2013