Well today is the day Apple fans. Apple’s much anticipated iPhone 5S and 5C are expected to be unveiled today at 10 a.m. PT. Just 3 questions remain ahead of this morning’s announcement; 1. Anything special about this iPhone? 2. When will it be available? and 3. What else with they tease us with? Our predictions follow:
What’s so special about the iPhone 5S?
Rumors have been swirling for months about the iPhone 5S and it’s cheaper cousin the 5C. The latest (feature) rumors include a dual LED flash, fingerprint scanner, longer lasting battery, faster processor, higher resolution, more color options, more RAM, more (storage) memory, better camera, and these beasts will ship with the new redesigned iOS7. IF you don’t have an iPhone 5 yet, it’s time to upgrade. IF you already have the iPhone 5, you might consider waiting for the iPhone 6 (unless you have $200-$300 dollars burning a hole in your pocket). A new gold colored 5S wouldn’t be enough for me to upgrade from 5 to 5S, but hey that’s just me!
When will the iPhone 5S be available?
Well if Apple follows their traditional pattern, it will be available on September 20th, which would be 10 days following today’s announcement. They could surprise us with immediate availability in some markets but that’s not likely. Note: The Apple Store is currently “down” and being updated.
What will Apple Tease Us With?
It could be on of a few things. First, wearables are all the rage. There’s been speculation about an iWatch all over the place. Samsung recently announced their Samsung Galaxy Gear SmartWatch (a connected iWatch like device) and apple has been rumored to be dabbling in wearables for some time now. Apple could also announce Apple TV enhancements, larger screen phones coming soon… (Can you say iPhone 6?), and/or an updated iPad line-up.
If you’re interested, click through to read our top 10 iPhone apps for Seniors 2012. We’ll be following all the action down in Cupertino… Will you?