In the last article, We listed the Apple iPhone 5c’s unlocked price, specifications and release date. In this article we are going to discuss the next biggest announcement of the Apple Keynote 2013 – The iPhone 5s. This is the latest iPhone flagship as of now. Has all the original Apple premium look and feel with the metal finishes and other perks.
Without wasting much time, let us dig into the iPhone 5s.
Apple iPhone 5s Features and Specifications.
The Apple iPhone 5s packs an all new A7 processor (A6 in iPhone 5c), which is of the 64-bit variety and the launched for the first time in any smartphone. This obviously means that the new iPhone 5s is blazing fast in performance as compared to its predecessors. The processor is backward compatible which means that it will run the 32 bit applications just fine, Which is a good thing for developers.
iPhone sports another processor called the M7 coprocessor which is designed to offload work from the main A7 chip which results in faster performance and increased battery life. Not only this, the M7 is responsible for a whole new level of motion detection (walking, running etc) which has enabled fitness apps to be taken to a whole new level.
If you have been following the Apple iphone leaks, You must have had a hint of this new feature in the iPhone 5s.
The iPhone 5s has a fingerprint sensor, which Apple is officially calling ‘Touch ID’ this sensor is built onto the familiar Home button. The Touch ID enables a device to be unlocked without typing in a PIN or password. The A7 processor has enabled the smooth functionality of the iPhone Touch ID.
Fortunately or unfortunately (you will know) the Touch ID can read multiple fingers, which means it’s not limited to your thumb and can also be unlocked by your dear ones 😉 . Touch ID is deeply integrated into the new iOS 7 which means that you can set it up to make iTunes purchases without the hassle.
Another point worth noticing now that all the NSA and privacy issues have come into light is that the Fingerprint data is not stored on the cloud or elsewhere on the web, It is deeply encrypted into your iPhone 5s’s A7 chip. But well I think it is still a security risk as much a security feature.
In terms of Camera, The iPhone 5s features dual-LED flash, which not only improves low-lighting shots, but also offers more natural lighting.
The rear camera is a 8-megapixel, F2.2 wide aperture lens with the 1080p video recording at 30 frames per second, and up to 120 frames per second at 720p – which is also the Slo Mo feature for recording backflips,pool dives and such. The the iPhone 5s’ camera now takes photos in burst mode too and now features Auto image stabilization.
The front camera on the other hand is a 1.2 megapixel camera with 720p HD recording and the bare minimum features to run Facetime and other services smoothly.
The iPhone 5s looks much like the iPhone 5 only differences being the Touch ID home button and color schemes it is available in. The iPhone 5s is available in 3 color schemes – Gold, Silver, and Space Gray.
The iPhone 5s will be available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models.
Has all the usual wireless options such as 4G LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 etc.
The iPhone 5s has a longer battery life and offers 10 hours of 3G talk time, 8 hours of 3G Web browsing, 10 hours of Web browsing on LTE, 10 hours of Web browsing on Wi-Fi, 250 hours of standby time, with 10 hours of continuous video playback, and 40 hours of music.
The iPhone 5s will come with the iOS 7 inbuilt.
In the box, You will get the usual Apple stuffs such as the dock connector, wall charger, EarPods headset, quick-start information and your Apple stickers.
Apple iPhone 5s Unlocked Price.
iPhone 5s Unlocked Price :
- 16GB for $649
- 32GB for $749
- 64GB for $849
iPhone 5s Contract Price :
- 16GB for $199
- 32GB for $299
- 64GB for $399
Apple iPhone 5s Release Date.
The iPhone 5s will be available to buy in stores on Friday, September 20th. It will be available in the following countries first US, UK, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan and Singapore. Also unfortunately there will be no pre-orders for iPhone 5s this year.
What do you think of the new Apple iPhone 5s? Will you be upgrading to or buying a brand new iPhone 5s? Share your views in the comments.