While you might be completely satisfied with your iPhone 5 smartphone or iPhone 4, 4S for that matter, there is still some covetousness around the buzz created by Apple's (APPL) new iPhone releases, iPhone 5S, and iPhone 5C. The iPhone release date for iPhone 5S is September 20. And it's purely psychological - not your fault. Advertising has a strange way of creating an overwhelming impact on consumers to get hold of the latest gadgets.
Having said that, you can convert your iPhone 5, iPhone 4 or 4S into a brand new iPhone 5S with some simple tweaks that will make your phone look like the iPhone 5S.
The first thing you can do is to download iOS7 from iTunes. This will make a whole lot of difference and practically transform anything new about your old iPhone 5 into the newly released version. And you will like the overall change in the operating software along with the novel innovations it brings to your phone. The fact that Apple allows you to use its iOS7 on iPhone 5, iPhone4 and 4S models is a huge benefit, since new releases are almost always coupled with new iPhones
The next thing you can do to convince yourself that you have a new phone is to get some new apps to simulate the iPhone 5S and that includes its colour. Just as on Android phones and tablets like the Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Note NGT7000 or the Samsugng P1000 tab, you can also load speed boosters and Ram memory freeing apps to create a smoother browsing experience.
But critics say that the iPhone 5S is already outfitted with a A6 chip, so that leaves little room for improvement with an upgraded A7. In other words, the common sentiment expressed by analysts that the iPhone 5S is not that different from the iPhone 5S appears to be validated.
Donald Bell of CNET describes how you can run "software cruft" so that your iPhone 5 runs like a brand new iPhone 5S.
Another easy way to improve your iPhone is to download Cortex Camera, which is great for shooting in low light and offers great image processing without a lot of grain. This is hard to achieve even in top notch photo editors like Picasa from Google, Photoshop Express and other similar photo editing programmes.
If you're a genuine photo-sharing enthusiast, check out Sharon Vaknin's book "Four hidden tricks for taking stellar iPhone photos" You can bet that you will get enhanced still shots with this camera.
Finally, add some skin to your iPhone so that it looks like the iPhone 5S. Stores like Skinit and Skintz offer metallic gold and gold carbon fibre wraps.
Of course, the fingerprint security function is worth mentioning because it is the most liked feature on the new iPhone. Did you know that many built in iPhone screens have the capacity to make fingerprints? And this is built into the screen.
You can download the called mood finger scan which tells you what mood you're in, while offering very little security features. But if you really want your phone to look like iPhone 5S, you can even paint over - black or white on the home button icon.
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