Apple unveils iPhone 5S: Blazing fast smartphone with fingerprint sensor, amazing camera
Finally all rumors and speculations surrounding the new iPhone can be put to rest. The Apple frenzy world expected a flagship phone and Apple delivered the iPhone 5S. The new flagship Apple smartphone takes the core of its predecessor (iPhone 5) and enhances it with a new speedier processor, a new feature camera, innovative biometric security and ultimate software and hardware upgrades. There is no major design change from the iPhone 5. iPhone 5S will come in a high-grade aluminum exterior in silver, gold and space grey colors and will run on the latest iOS 7.
iPhone 5S has been stuffed in with a 64-bit A7 processor, which means it has desktop-class architecture, making it the first and only 64-bit smartphone we have seen. The iPhone 5S is equipped with a new M7 motion coprocessor chip, which works alongside the A7 processor to capture all data from accelerometer, compass and gyroscope to power a host of health and fitness apps (like Nike Move that work with Nike Plus Fuel Band).
Instead of increasing the megapixels (as is a trend in the smartphone market), Apple has added a special new sensor to its camera lens. This is a sensor with larger pixels, which would let the phone’s camera shoot amazing pictures in low light. The camera can manage 28MP panorama shots and has a True Tone flash which offers auto image stabilization and adjusts to color temperatures. The iPhone 5S with its new camera features can record 720p videos at 120 fps.
For enhanced security, Apple has included the Touch ID, finger reading security button. This means, you can access the iPhone 5S with just a touch of the button, and no matter how hard an intruder tries, he cannot break into your phone’s security.
Price and availability
Apple confirms that iPhone 5S, which will be available for pre-order beginning September 13 and for retail from September 20, will offer 10 hours of 3G talk time and LTE web browsing. The iPhone 5S will cost $199, $299 or $399 for 16GB, 32GB and 64GB respectively.
In a surprising move, Apple has decided to discontinue iPhone 5 and iPhone 4, however, it will continue to sell iPhone 4S on a two-year contract.