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Get the Latest Technology with the new iPhone

Whether you already own an Apple iPhone and are looking to upgrade, or considering switching to Apple iPhone from another make of smartphone, you can’t have missed the release of the new iPhone last month.

Apple actually released two phones – the colourful ‘budget’ version, the colourful iPhone 5C and the super-sleek 5S, available in black/grey or white/silver as well as a new white and gold colourway! Take a few moments to read our handy guide to the new iPhones and see whether it could be the right choice for you.

The 5S

So, what’s new when it comes to the iPhone 5S? Firstly, there’s the fingerprint identity sensor, which scans your fingerprint – so only you can unlock your phone; pretty cool huh? Featuring an A7 chip with 64-bit architecture, the new iPhone 5S uses the same technology as the iPad Mini, and also boasts ultra-fast wireless. Choose from black/grey or white/silver or the new exciting gold iPhone 5S.

The 5C

The 5C has been released as Apple’s ‘budget’ version of the iPhone, and at around £100 cheaper than its counterpart, it’s great for anyone looking for a more colourful mobile phone. Available in a choice of 5 colours – white, green, blue, coral or yellow with cases to match, it has more of a plastic feel than the iPhone 5s. The technology is still great though, with an A6 chip, 4-inch Retina display, iOS 7 and ultra-fast wireless – it’s everything the iPhone 5 was but with a few added extras.

The Best Deal

Whichever new iPhone you choose, you’ll want to ensure you’re getting the best deal for your money. Most of the mobile networks offer both the iPhone 5S and 5C, so the next thing to think about is how you’ll use your phone. For example, will you spend more time texting and browsing the internet than you do making calls? Perhaps you’ll need unlimited minutes for talking but aren’t too bothered about texts?

You should always check out deals using a comparison website, as you can see at a glance which provider will offer you the best deal. It’s then a good idea to head for the network of your choice’s website so that you can find out more about what is on offer.

You also need to bear in mind that contract lengths can vary, so whilst you might find a cheap contract, it could last for as long as 24 months. Another thing to bear in mind is the cost of the handset – as a general rule, the more you pay per month the lower the upfront cost of your new iPhone. If you don’t want to commit to a high monthly payment, it’s a good idea to find a contract where you pay £100-£150 for your new phone upfront, which will then reduce your on-going monthly charges.