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The 2013 up­date brought us two new iPhones. The iPhone 5s is avail­able in gold, sil­ver and space grey de­signs, and in­cor­po­rates new fin­ger­print tech­nol­ogy into the Home but­ton. Now you can lock your iPhone and open it again us­ing your fin­ger with­out en­ter­ing a nu­mer­i­cal code. De­spite im­proved per­for­mance (both its CPU and graph­ics are up to twice as fast as its pre­de­ces­sor), bat­tery life is rea­son­able, though it doesn’t stop us want­ing more. Ap­ple says you’ll get up to 10 hours talktime or video play­back, 250 hours standby and 40 hours of mu­sic play­back on a full charge – although, nat­u­rally this goes down when you ac­cess Wi-Fi, lo­ca­tion ser­vices, and so on.

The iPhone 5c has es­sen­tially iden­ti­cal per­for­mance to the now-dis­con­tin­ued iPhone 5, but it comes in a range of bright colours. You can set the Home screen’s back­ground to match the colour of its rear body, and Ap­ple re­leased a range of match­ing sil­i­cone cases. As the new­est ca­pac­ity, 8GB, is only £40 cheaper than the 16GB ver­sion, it‘s poor value for money.

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