If you want to do anything with your smartphone beyond the basics, there's no reason not to go Android. So, as someone who has not only owned some form of hand-built computer since age 15, but worked at a PC enthusiast magazine for five years — including being editor of the darn thing — why on Earth am I using an iPhone 5s and before that, an iPhone 4? It's complicated... but also not.
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First things first, no, this won't magically upgrade your phone's hardware. It'll still be an iPhone 5s on the inside. As for the outside? You'll get something very unique -- a mobile reminiscent of a miniature version of Apple's iPhone 7. All you need is a piece of aluminium from AliExpress, a screwdriver and some time.
The internet's full of guides to help you navigate Apple's latest and greatest phones, but would you be inclined to get hints and tips from Apple itself? Well, owners of the iPhone 4s, 5c and 5s can find out right now.
The iPhone 5s includes a gyroscope, accelerometer and compass, meaning it can variously be used as a spirit level, direction finder and fitness tracker. However, testing suggests that the accuracy of its measurements is poor -- so don't use the spirit level app if you're trying to fix a shelf.
Virgin Mobile has released its contract plan pricing for iPhone 5s and 5c. We've added those plans to our Planhacker guide, so you can easily compare everything on offer.
Want a new iPhone 5s or 5c at the first possible opportunity? Apple will open up orders for the new devices at 0201 in the morning on Friday 20 September, and will begin selling them in its retail stores from 0800 that morning. As with other recent Apple releases, there's no midnight opening on offering.
If you haven't already overdosed on iPhone news, you can catch Lifehacker editor Angus Kidman talking about the 5s and 5c on last night's episode of The Project. The story begins around the 38 minute mark.
Dear Lifehacker, I've been waiting to upgrade my iPhone, but now that Apple has announced both the iPhone 5c and 5s, I'm not sure which is right for me. Which one should I go for? Thanks, Confused Upgrader.
Apple's new iPhone 5s and 5c models hit the streets of Australia next week. Are you tempted to buy one?