The new iPhone 5S and 5C launch took place today and despite everything we knew about the two devices, still many Apple fanboys seemed shocked to see so many of the rumored specs and features actually playing out. All over social media we see people saying that Steve Jobs must be turning over in his grave right now.
So, what's so shocking about the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C? The iPhone 5S, which follows the iPhone 5 as a refresh model, sports a 64-bit processor allowing for lightening fast speeds up to 31 percent snappier that the earlier model. In addition, we know it will be running the new iOS 7 which will go out to the public on Sep. 20, 2013 for all iPhones, iPads and iPods that support it. The iPhone 5S will also come with a third color choice of gold or champagne but will replace the standard "white" we've become accustomed to, with a "space" gray we've seen in leaked photos recently. The iPhone 5S will also include a new fingerprint sensor for increased security.
As for the iPhone 5C, the big surprise here is that Apple has actually gone through with a budget iPhone model in a variety of colors — and all of them encased in plastic. That's right, if you never thought you'd hear the words iPhone and plastic come together in the same sentence, think again. The economy iPhone 5C comes in blue, green, pink, yellow and white. However, you can also buy a case for the iPhone 5C. Cases are available in blue, green, pink, yellow, black and white. Pre-orders for the new iPhone 5C will start on September 13, 2013 in the US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK, one week ahead of the official release date of Friday, September 20, 2013.
Despite Apple's work to improve the iPhone 5S' speed and security while reaching a new group of consumers with the plastic iPhone 5C, the word on the Web seems to indicate that hardcore Apple fanboys are disappointed by the new offerings. Soon after the new iPhone 5S and 5C were launched, the name Steve Jobs started trending high on Twitter. Looking through the tweets under those keywords, it looked like most were wishing the Apple founder were still around to lend a hand, that Apple had lost touch with the founder's vision, and that if Jobs were alive, Tuesday's new iPhones launch would have been quite different. Check out a few of the visceral responses from fanboys on Twitter and why they believe Steve Jobs would have been none too happy about how things went down at the iPhones launch today.
Twitter Responds to the New iPhones 5S And 5C Launch
The fact that the iPhone 5s don't have a white phone is stupid. Smh. Steve jobs amazing ideas died with him it looks like.. miss him.
— UrbanPsycho_chick (@leisha_a) September 10, 2013
Somewhere, Steve Jobs just threw a superthin monitor across a monochromatic office. Really #Apple? Colors and cheaper plastic? Really? — John Burns (@johnburnsnc) September 10, 2013
— Karan Agarwal (@_Karan_Agarwal_) September 10, 2013
A plastic, low-end IPhone? Steve Jobs is rolling over in his underground cryogenic freeze chamber. — Boom Chicago (@BoomChicago) September 10, 2013
A plastic iPhone where's Steve jobs when u need him
— Emmabele(: (@emmaxbele) September 10, 2013
So the new iPhone 5S only comes in Silver, Gold or "space" Grey? Well Steve Jobs is well and truly dead then. — SAM WHITE (@samwhite_) September 10, 2013
"@ryanmold: And then satan said 'let there be plastic iPhones!'" < It's ridiculous; Apple are losing the plot since Steve Jobs died!!
— IG: markefferiÖn (@MarkEfferion) September 10, 2013
Steve Jobs wouldn't have agreed on Plastic body & Cases for phone. He hated those things to the CORE. they make phone Ugly & Bulky #Apple — That Guy (@avid__dreamer) September 10, 2013
— Benno (@Benno1uk) September 10, 2013
I'm assuming Steve Jobs hated - gold phones, cases, docks, plastic. Today we got - gold phones, cases, docks, plastic. Cook's thinking $$ XXlt;/p>— Joe O' Brien (@thisisjoeob) September 10, 2013
I miss Steve jobs, jobs would've never made a plastic phone apple stands for design excellence you either afford that or you can't
— Cody Goodwin (@codygoodwin253) September 10, 2013
How would have Steve Jobs launched the two phones? First the iPhone 5c & closer to the end when we gave up he says 'one more thing, the 5S' — Griffiths Sibeko (@macgriffiths) September 10, 2013
IPHONE 5S TERRIBLE TACKY GOLD FINGERPRINTS SURE WORKED ON LAPTOPS 5C LOOKS CHEAP GOODBYE APPLE RIP STEVE JOBS NEED NEW CEO NO INNOVATION.
— Benjamin Hawkyard (@nhqe) September 10, 2013
IPhone 5S & 5C still behind in it's pricing, size. Steve Jobs is rolling in his grave. (Counter clockwise because he was "inovative".) — Nick (@THERedEyedJedi) September 10, 2013
Apple are lost without Steve Jobs..like seriously iphone 5c and Iphone 5s? smh the galaxy note 3 is better than both these pokemon — Nick Chinouya (@gotmadskill) September 10, 2013
Hello, I'm Apple's Steve Jobs. I'm here to tell you there's nothing "returned from the grave" about the iPhone 5S' NEW PROCESSOR AND CAMERA! — Julian Goldstein (@JulianGoldstein) September 10, 2013
Tim Cook is destroying legacy of Steve Jobs ..No drastic change in iPhone 5s .same old phone in new bottle ..Highly disappointing
— PoliticallyIncorrecT (@fakecelebrityCK) September 10, 2013
nothing new in iPhone 5s or c. iPhone died when Steve Jobs died — BeingAsif (@kingasif7) September 10, 2013
I wasn't impressed by iphone 5c or 5s, I was expecting something better, not just some colors. Iphone died with Steve Jobs.
— Denis - Youtuber (@TheGamePhobia) September 10, 2013
The iPhone 5s looks exactly like the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 5c look like a little kid's toy. Apple needs Steve Jobs back. — Megan (@meganlee_9) September 10, 2013
Iphone 5S what a ripoff. Steve Jobs is definitely a memory
— Soniccrash (@soniccrash) September 10, 2013
iPhone 5s pure shite will wait for the 6 next yr. but really doubt it will be any good since the main man is deed #SteveJobs — andy (@andybeaton31) September 10, 2013
I really believe that if Steve Jobs was alive, the iPhone 5 & 5s would've been TOTALLY different!!! That man was a genius. #RIP
— Jia ☤ (@reTHiCKulousJiA) September 10, 2013
5c and 5s.... Apple died with Steve Jobs — Manish Gupta (@drmanishgupta) September 10, 2013
Nothing in that 5s is worth the upgrade. I never missed Steve Jobs more than right now.
— F5 (@Jay_F5) September 10, 2013
I was Expecting nfc for the new iPhone 5s.. But they keep disappointing me — Kayode (@kashmoneeeeeey) September 10, 2013
The #iPhone5S really doesn't appeal to me as exciting or different. Disappointing product.
— Tom Peach (@Tom_Pch) September 10, 2013
TouchID and new colours.. That's all you got for us Apple? The events get more disappointing every year. #TouchID #Apple #iPhone5S #iPhone5C — Nicholas (@nicholas5863) September 10, 2013
Not sure if I should get the iPhone 5S, same screen, same front camera and same ppi is very disappointing. We needed 1080p -___-
— Justin (@Famosty) September 10, 2013
Iphone5s looks exactly like the 5 apart from the id sensor, disappointing — D (@Daf_Davies_) September 10, 2013
Wow these new specs for the iPhone 5s are kinda disappointing
— Jenn Gheorghiu (@jennibeannn) September 10, 2013
Iphone 5s is VERY disappointing... What is dis nonsense.. This is what i waited 2 years for? Samsung Galaxy 4 is lookin like my next fone. — Aje Butta (@blissful_beaute) September 10, 2013
What a disappointment the iPhone 5S is. It's literally just a fingerprint scanner #BooooApple
— Brooke Hanlon (@brookadile1) September 10, 2013
New IPhone is such a disappointment. Can't possibly justify £700 for an upgrade from a 5 for 2 or 3 new features. #disappointed — Barry Smith (@Smithy_B_F) September 10, 2013
iphone 5s is a disappointment and lets not even talk bout 5c.
— Farhan (@Farnaankebabhan) September 10, 2013
What do you think of the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C launch today? Will you be buying one of the models or holding out for the iPhone 6?