Okay, let’s all breathe: We’re going to get through this together. Apple unveiled not one, but two brand-spanking new iPhones on Tuesday. You’re now faced with the question that could lead to sleepless nights, recriminating self-doubt, and worse. But I’m going to help you get through it. I’m going to help you answer the day-old question: Should you buy a new iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, or neither?
Quick review: iPhone 5c vs. iPhone 5s
To recap, the two new iPhones are the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s. The 5c comes in five bright colors, with a rigid, unibody, polycarbonate shell. Its innards are nearly identical to the iPhone 5’s, though the iPhone 5c’s battery is slightly larger, and the 5c supports more LTE bands.
The iPhone 5s looks similar to the original iPhone 5 with an aluminum body available in three colors. It employs a faster A7 processor with 64-bit support, a new M7 “motion coprocessor” chip, a significantly improved camera, and the Touch ID fingerprint sensor in the Home button. With that refresher in mind, here’s my buying advice.