First Look At Apple’s iPhone 5S [SPECS]
Alongside the colorful, plastic iPhone 5C, Apple revealed the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S is a direct upgrade to the iPhone 5 which was released around this time last year.
The iPhone 5S sports a few new improvements from last years iPhone 5. It comes packed with an all new 64bit A7 processor which Apple says doubles the performance from the previous iPhone and is up to 40 times faster than the original iPhone. According to Apple, this will make gaming and graphics processing on the iPhone 5S much better and faster. In addition to the A7 chip, the M7 chip is a motion processor for the iPhone 5s, which allows the phone to track your movements much better without pulling too much resources from the main A7 processor.
The iPhone 5S also has an improved camera that sports a whole lot of improvements, it has an F/2.2 aperture which allows in more light than previous iPhone models which in turn allows the 5S to take better pictures. It also has what Apple calls True Tone Flash which is essentially a dual flash system that allows for better pictures to be taken in low light situations. Another addition to the camera is the ability to record videos in slow motion, you can also edit videos that have been recorded and slow down a certain part of the video.
Perhaps the most innovative feature on the iPhone 5S is its new fingerprint recognition system called Touch ID which allows you to unlock your iPhone by simply placing your finger on the home button. Touch ID will also be used to buy apps, music and books from the various iOS marketplaces.
The iPhone 5S maintains an identical look to the iPhone 5, so all the cases and accessories for the iPhone 5 should work just fine with the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S will be available in Space Grey, Silver and Gold colors. It will be available for preorder starting on the 13th of September and will start shipping on the 20th of September. It will be available in 100 countries by December.
So what are your thoughts on the iPhone 5S? Are you anxious to get your hands on this iPhone? Or is it just another drab iPhone upgrade? Let us know in the comments below.