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Giacomo Balli

Innovation consultant specializing in mobile strategy

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I help traditional business owners improve productivity, enhance employee satisfaction and increase profits by optimizing their established processes. #DigitalTransformation #OpenInnovation

I help startup founders jumpstart their success. #Architecture #UA #ASO #Monetization #Performance #Feasbility

I help modern companies better understand competition and fast-track R&D. #Intelligence #ResearchAndDevelopement

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Mobile Consultant

The mobile app industry is growing at an unprecedented pace... Barely keeping up or are you leveraging all the opportunities it brings?

If you made it this far I know you have motivation, enthusiasm and drive. However, you will need a mobile consultant like me by your side to fully reap all the benefits of what technology has to offer.

Until not long ago, iPhone apps were like the very first websites: in a world where websites were few and far between, just having one was enough.  It wasn't particularly challenging to be a player in the mobile app development game without much competition. Now, as the market becomes more saturated, it is increasingly difficult to stand out from the crowd.

My years of experience in the field, combined with my MBA and business savvy, make me a shrewd ally to anyone looking to make their mark in the mobile world.

I live in San Francisco, the epicenter of the startup boom.  While I've seen some amazing concepts come to life, I've chosen not to get involve in revenue sharing, equity or similarly structured projects. Instead, I lend my technical and business know-how to early stage startups and established brands as a mobile consultant.

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Do you already have a mobile app? Make sure you know how to properly generate more downloads.

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c vs iPhone 5

On September 10th, just a few days ago, Apple announced the next generation of iPhones. It's obvious that when you divide your work, your focus divides too and that's why we haven't seen two iPhones in Steve Jobs's days. Since Apple will be working on two iPhones from now, the updates in terms of hardware will be minimal.

Colorful iPhone 5c and flagship device iPhone 5s are the latest products from Apple and the company has done a good job in adding some new features, like Touch ID and wider camera lens in iPhone 5s. iPhone 5c is almost the iPhone 5 with improved battery life and camera.
iPhone-5s-vs-iPhone-5c
This article is for those who are confused which iPhone to order on September 20th, the day when Apple will start to take orders.
The simple buying guide for users, if you are going to buy your first iOS device, then you should probably go for iPhone 5c unless you really want that Fingerprint scanning feature. If you want to upgrade from your iPhone 4, iPhone 4s or iPhone 5, you should be buying iPhone 5s. Since there are only a few hardware additions in 5s, iPhone 5 users should not care upgrading to 5s.

Let's see in detail the difference between iPhone 5s and 5c.

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c Dimensions


iPhone 5s


Height: 4.87 inches (123.8 mm)
Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
Depth: 0.30 inch (7.6 mm)
Weight: 3.95 ounces (112 grams)

iPhone 5c


Height: 4.90 inches (124.4 mm)
Width: 2.33 inches (59.2 mm)
Depth: 0.35 inch (8.97 mm)
Weight: 4.65 ounces (132 grams)

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c Colors


iPhone-5s-vs-iPhone-5c-colors


iPhone 5s : Space Gray, Gold and Silver

iPhone 5c : White, Pink, Yellow, Blue and Green

This is the first Apple has introduced new colors in iPhone. You get a lot of colors to choose from for 5c, while you have only classic color options for iPhone 5s. While users will love different color options, I was a bit disappointed when they showed the color options in 5c and there was no black color option.

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c Processor


iPhone 5s


The 5s runs on Apple's all new processor A7. The A7 chip will give upto 2x CPU and Graphics performance. The A7 chip is a 64-bit architecture chip and Apple has redefined the iOS 7 to match with the processor.

Also, there's a coprocessor M7, which is responsible for motion sensing and other such activities. The main purpose of M7 chip is to do specific processes efficiently without the need of the main processor.

iPhone 5c


The 5c runs on the same chip which is on iPhone 5, A6.

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c Screen


iPhone 5s


4 inch Retina Display
1136 by 640 resolution, 326 dpi
800:1 Contrast Ratio
Fingerprint Resistant Coating on Front

iPhone 5c


4 inch Retina Display
1136 by 640 resolution, 326 dpi
800:1 Contrast Ratio
Fingerprint Resistant Coating on Front
Both the phones have same display specifications, same screen size and same resolution. It was expected that Apple will be releasing 5s with 4.3 inch or at least higher screen size. a 4 inch phone is a handy size, but with lot of phablet like smartphones coming, I personally feel that 4.5 inch is ideal screen size.

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c Connectivity


iPhone 5s : Assisted GPS and GLONASS, Digital Compass, Cellular and Wi-Fi

iPhone 5c : Assisted GPS and GLONASS, Digital Compass, Cellular and Wi-Fi

The connectivity options are same as iPhone 5. NFC was not expected as I read somewhere that Apple already told not to introduce NFC support in the near future.

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c Camera


iPhone-5s-vs-iPhone-5c-camera

iPhone 5s

8 megapixel with 1.5µ pixels
f/2.2 aperture
Sapphire crystal lens cover
True-tone Flash
Backside Illumination Sensor
Five-element Lens
Hybrid IR Filter
Burst Mode

iPhone 5c

8 megapixel
f/2.4 aperture
LED Flash
Backside Illumination Sensor
Five-element Lens
Hybrid IR Filter

The upgrade to the camera in iPhone 5s is significant. The increase of the lens by 15 percent is good and will produce more crispy, brighter and noiseless photos. The new, True-tone flash allows the camera to throw two color flash for different conditions. The Burst Mode in iPhone 5s capture 10 photos per second.

The improved camera app automatically captures multiple photos in a single click and chooses the sharper and balanced photo for you. The camera hardware and iOS are crafted well to get the most beautiful photos out of your iPhone.

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c Video Recording


iPhone-5s-vs-iPhone-5c-video-recording



iPhone 5s


1080p HD Video Recording at 30 frames per second
True-tone Flash
Slo-Mo Video
Improved Video Stabilisation

iPhone 5c


1080p HD Video Recording at 30 frames per second
LED Flash
Video Stabilisation
The video recording capabilities in iPhone 5c is same as in iPhone 5. Apple introduced Slo-Mo feature in iPhone 5s which allows you to create slow motion videos. You can choose which part of the video will be playing at normal speed and which part will be playing in slow motion.

You can record slow motion videos in iPhone 5s in 720p at 120 frames per second.

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c Sensors


iPhone 5s : Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient Light Sensor and Fingerprint Identity Sensor

iPhone 5c : Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient Light Sensor

Apple has done brilliant job in putting the fingerprint sensor right below the Home button. It enhances the security and makes it easy to unlock your phone quickly, without typing the passcodes.

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c Capacity and Price


iPhone 5s


16 GB for $649
32 GB for $749
64 GB for $849

iPhone 5c


16 GB for $549
32 GB for $649
It was expected that as Apple is entering in China market, it should be launching cheap iPhone but $549 isn't cheap. Apple may have difficulty giving competition to other companies in China, especially Xiaomi.

The on-contract price of iPhone 5s starts from $199 and $99 for iPhone 5c.

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c vs iPhone 5 Comparison































































































iPhone 5S iPhone 5C iPhone 5
Operating system iOS 7 iOS 7 iOS 6
Display 4-inch IPS LCD; 1,136x640 pixels, 326 ppi 4-inch IPS LCD; 1,136x640 pixels, 326 ppi 4-inch IPS LCD; 1,136x640 pixels, 326 ppi
Price $199, $299, $399 $99, $199, $549 off contract (16GB) No longer sold
Carrier AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, Global AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon
4G LTE Yes Yes Yes
Camera 8-megapixel, 1080p front-facing, dual-element flash 8-megapixel, 720p front-facing 8-megapixel, 720p front-facing
Processor Proprietary A7 CPU (64-bit) Proprietary A6 CPU (32-bit) Proprietary A6 CPU (32-bit)
Memory 16GB, 32GB, 64GB 16GB, 32GB 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
Battery Talk time up to 10 hours on 3G; embedded Talk time up to 10 hours on 3G; embedded Talk time up to 8 hours on 3G; embedded
NFC No No No
Fingerprint scanner Yes No No
Dedicated fitness tracking Yes No No
Weight and thickness 3.95 ounces, 0.3 inch 4.65 ounces, 0.35 inch 3.95 ounces, 0.3 inch
Colors Gray, gold, silver Blue, green, pink, yellow, white Black, white

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c Opinions


Apple is a company of innovation and solid products. For most of us, Apple hasn't shown what was expected. However, features like Touch ID, and the improved camera is quite impressive especially assuming Apple's high quality standards. I haven't personally tried them (yet) but am positive they are flawless... ;)

While the other smartphone companies believe in bigger screen sizes and bigger megapixels of camera, Apple has proved that there is a standard of everything and we should stick to the standards. The camera in the new iPhones is still 8MP, but the bigger lens will produce much better photos than any other smartphone.

Regarding the common disappointment of the price point for the "cheap" iPhone, let's not forget Apple's expertise in marketing psychology. They attributed much more perceived value to a product that has little extra objective improvement.

#iphone 5, #iphone 5c, #iphone 5s
Published: Fri, 13 Sep 2013 17:01:25 +0000

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Currently working as an innovation consultant based in San Francisco. After studying in Madrid and New York, earning an MBA, he broke into the emerging mobile developing market when Apple first released the iPhone. Among one of the first successful Italian developers, Giacomo relocated to San Francisco to broaden his reach within the burgeoning tech sector. While working as part of a travel-tech startup launched in 2013, Giacomo has continued as a consultant to both independent and incubator-based startups. Confident and innovative, loves fast-paced environments collaborating with a team of professionals and experts to ship delightful, efficient products.
Giacomo's passion for progress often finds him speaking at conferences (both in the US & Europe) and teaching college courses.

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iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c vs iPhone 5

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c vs iPhone 5

On September 10th, just a few days ago, Apple announced the next generation of iPhones. It's obvious that when you divide your work, your focus divides too and that's why we haven't seen two iPhones in Steve Jobs's days. Since Apple will be working on two iPhones from now, the updates in terms of hardware will be minimal.

Colorful iPhone 5c and flagship device iPhone 5s are the latest products from Apple and the company has done a good job in adding some new features, like Touch ID and wider camera lens in iPhone 5s. iPhone 5c is almost the iPhone 5 with improved battery life and camera.
iPhone-5s-vs-iPhone-5c
This article is for those who are confused which iPhone to order on September 20th, the day when Apple will start to take orders.
The simple buying guide for users, if you are going to buy your first iOS device, then you should probably go for iPhone 5c unless you really want that Fingerprint scanning feature. If you want to upgrade from your iPhone 4, iPhone 4s or iPhone 5, you should be buying iPhone 5s. Since there are only a few hardware additions in 5s, iPhone 5 users should not care upgrading to 5s.

Let's see in detail the difference between iPhone 5s and 5c.

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c Dimensions


iPhone 5s


Height: 4.87 inches (123.8 mm)
Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
Depth: 0.30 inch (7.6 mm)
Weight: 3.95 ounces (112 grams)

iPhone 5c


Height: 4.90 inches (124.4 mm)
Width: 2.33 inches (59.2 mm)
Depth: 0.35 inch (8.97 mm)
Weight: 4.65 ounces (132 grams)

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c Colors


iPhone-5s-vs-iPhone-5c-colors


iPhone 5s : Space Gray, Gold and Silver

iPhone 5c : White, Pink, Yellow, Blue and Green

This is the first Apple has introduced new colors in iPhone. You get a lot of colors to choose from for 5c, while you have only classic color options for iPhone 5s. While users will love different color options, I was a bit disappointed when they showed the color options in 5c and there was no black color option.

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c Processor


iPhone 5s


The 5s runs on Apple's all new processor A7. The A7 chip will give upto 2x CPU and Graphics performance. The A7 chip is a 64-bit architecture chip and Apple has redefined the iOS 7 to match with the processor.

Also, there's a coprocessor M7, which is responsible for motion sensing and other such activities. The main purpose of M7 chip is to do specific processes efficiently without the need of the main processor.

iPhone 5c


The 5c runs on the same chip which is on iPhone 5, A6.

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c Screen


iPhone 5s


4 inch Retina Display
1136 by 640 resolution, 326 dpi
800:1 Contrast Ratio
Fingerprint Resistant Coating on Front

iPhone 5c


4 inch Retina Display
1136 by 640 resolution, 326 dpi
800:1 Contrast Ratio
Fingerprint Resistant Coating on Front
Both the phones have same display specifications, same screen size and same resolution. It was expected that Apple will be releasing 5s with 4.3 inch or at least higher screen size. a 4 inch phone is a handy size, but with lot of phablet like smartphones coming, I personally feel that 4.5 inch is ideal screen size.

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c Connectivity


iPhone 5s : Assisted GPS and GLONASS, Digital Compass, Cellular and Wi-Fi

iPhone 5c : Assisted GPS and GLONASS, Digital Compass, Cellular and Wi-Fi

The connectivity options are same as iPhone 5. NFC was not expected as I read somewhere that Apple already told not to introduce NFC support in the near future.

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c Camera


iPhone-5s-vs-iPhone-5c-camera

iPhone 5s

8 megapixel with 1.5µ pixels
f/2.2 aperture
Sapphire crystal lens cover
True-tone Flash
Backside Illumination Sensor
Five-element Lens
Hybrid IR Filter
Burst Mode

iPhone 5c

8 megapixel
f/2.4 aperture
LED Flash
Backside Illumination Sensor
Five-element Lens
Hybrid IR Filter

The upgrade to the camera in iPhone 5s is significant. The increase of the lens by 15 percent is good and will produce more crispy, brighter and noiseless photos. The new, True-tone flash allows the camera to throw two color flash for different conditions. The Burst Mode in iPhone 5s capture 10 photos per second.

The improved camera app automatically captures multiple photos in a single click and chooses the sharper and balanced photo for you. The camera hardware and iOS are crafted well to get the most beautiful photos out of your iPhone.

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c Video Recording


iPhone-5s-vs-iPhone-5c-video-recording



iPhone 5s


1080p HD Video Recording at 30 frames per second
True-tone Flash
Slo-Mo Video
Improved Video Stabilisation

iPhone 5c


1080p HD Video Recording at 30 frames per second
LED Flash
Video Stabilisation
The video recording capabilities in iPhone 5c is same as in iPhone 5. Apple introduced Slo-Mo feature in iPhone 5s which allows you to create slow motion videos. You can choose which part of the video will be playing at normal speed and which part will be playing in slow motion.

You can record slow motion videos in iPhone 5s in 720p at 120 frames per second.

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c Sensors


iPhone 5s : Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient Light Sensor and Fingerprint Identity Sensor

iPhone 5c : Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient Light Sensor

Apple has done brilliant job in putting the fingerprint sensor right below the Home button. It enhances the security and makes it easy to unlock your phone quickly, without typing the passcodes.

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c Capacity and Price


iPhone 5s


16 GB for $649
32 GB for $749
64 GB for $849

iPhone 5c


16 GB for $549
32 GB for $649
It was expected that as Apple is entering in China market, it should be launching cheap iPhone but $549 isn't cheap. Apple may have difficulty giving competition to other companies in China, especially Xiaomi.

The on-contract price of iPhone 5s starts from $199 and $99 for iPhone 5c.

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c vs iPhone 5 Comparison































































































iPhone 5S iPhone 5C iPhone 5
Operating system iOS 7 iOS 7 iOS 6
Display 4-inch IPS LCD; 1,136x640 pixels, 326 ppi 4-inch IPS LCD; 1,136x640 pixels, 326 ppi 4-inch IPS LCD; 1,136x640 pixels, 326 ppi
Price $199, $299, $399 $99, $199, $549 off contract (16GB) No longer sold
Carrier AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, Global AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon
4G LTE Yes Yes Yes
Camera 8-megapixel, 1080p front-facing, dual-element flash 8-megapixel, 720p front-facing 8-megapixel, 720p front-facing
Processor Proprietary A7 CPU (64-bit) Proprietary A6 CPU (32-bit) Proprietary A6 CPU (32-bit)
Memory 16GB, 32GB, 64GB 16GB, 32GB 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
Battery Talk time up to 10 hours on 3G; embedded Talk time up to 10 hours on 3G; embedded Talk time up to 8 hours on 3G; embedded
NFC No No No
Fingerprint scanner Yes No No
Dedicated fitness tracking Yes No No
Weight and thickness 3.95 ounces, 0.3 inch 4.65 ounces, 0.35 inch 3.95 ounces, 0.3 inch
Colors Gray, gold, silver Blue, green, pink, yellow, white Black, white

iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c Opinions


Apple is a company of innovation and solid products. For most of us, Apple hasn't shown what was expected. However, features like Touch ID, and the improved camera is quite impressive especially assuming Apple's high quality standards. I haven't personally tried them (yet) but am positive they are flawless... ;)

While the other smartphone companies believe in bigger screen sizes and bigger megapixels of camera, Apple has proved that there is a standard of everything and we should stick to the standards. The camera in the new iPhones is still 8MP, but the bigger lens will produce much better photos than any other smartphone.

Regarding the common disappointment of the price point for the "cheap" iPhone, let's not forget Apple's expertise in marketing psychology. They attributed much more perceived value to a product that has little extra objective improvement.

#iphone 5, #iphone 5c, #iphone 5s
Published: Fri, 13 Sep 2013 17:01:25 +0000