Apple unveiled the long-rumored iPhone 5S today at a special event in California. The company announced a lot of other news within a few short hours, but if you’re looking for a breakdown of the new flagship smartphone then look no further.
The iPhone 5S in a nutshell
Fingerprint Scanner: Apple beefed up the iPhone’s security today with Touch ID, a fingerprint scanner that’s built right into the Home button. Touch ID can be used instead of a passcode for turning on your smartphone as well as when making an iTunes purchase.
A7 Processor: The redesigned 64-bit A7 chip offers twice the power and twice the graphics performance as the A6. Apple also noted that the new iPhone is 56 times faster than the original model in most cases.
M7 Motion Co-Processor: The new CPU works with the A7 to measure your physical movements. The M7 sports a gyroscope, compass, accelerometer and more.
Improved Battery: 10 hours of talk time over 3G and 250 hours of standby. Over LTE you’ll get 10 hours of web browsing and 40 hours of music playback.
Improved Camera: The redesigned rear camera offers a 15-percent bigger sensor for better performance in low-light, as well as an f/2.2 aperture. Apple also confirmed the rumored dual-LED flash, officially called True Tone. The new iPhone also offers automatic stabilization to reduce blurriness, and a “Chose Favorite” feature for picking he best picture out of a batch.
iOS 7: Apple’s redesigned mobile operating system will ship with the iPhone 5S.
Colors: Silver, Gold and Space Gray.
Cost: The 16GB model costs $199 with a two-year contract. A 32 GB model is available for $299 as well as a 64GB model for $399.
Dates: The iPhone 5S will hit stores starting on September 20. Apple did not announce when or if pre-orders for the smartphone will be available.
iPhone 5S Gallery
Add magic to your living space with these string lights
String lights add personality and soft light to your living space. Here are some of the best.
Disguise your little one with the help of a themed costume
From avocado halves to hoppy bunnies, costumes speak to every child's unique spirit. And we've collected our favorite options.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra's Space Zoom camera is amazing and a bit creepy
The Galaxy S20 Ultra supports up to 100X zoom, which Samsung calls Space Zoom, but is it any good? Can a phone really product usable photos at 100x zoom? We've got our Galaxy S20 Ultra already so join us to find out!
Find the right wall charger for your new iPhone 12
The new iPhone will not come with a wall charger in the box. If you are looking to buy the phone you will need to buy a charger as well. We've got you covered.