iPhone 5S new features:
– fingerprint sensor, sapphire Home button
– A7 processor, 64-bit chip
– 8-megapixel camera with aperture of f/2.2
– 1080- HD video at 30 frames per second
– 720p HD video at 120 frames per second
– 10 shots per second
– Dual flash
– 10 hours of 3G talk time or 10 hours of LTE browsing time
– standby time clocking in at 250 hours
– slate, silver, and gold
The new home button is really pretty. I like the prospect of the fingerprint scanner since I won’t have to mess with entering my password but the new camera is the biggest selling point for me. Actually, the stainless steel ring on the new iPhone 5S home button is a functional component for the Touch ID. More specifically, to detect a registered touch so it can “wakes” the fingerprint sensor. That fingerprint reader is a near feature. I think this is a worthy upgrade for those still with a 4 or 4S.
The point I’m trying to make is that Apple has really fallen behind the curve with the iPhone and its two year refresh cycle, especially when competitor’s phones have things like 1080p screens. And I would argue that if you don’t find the iPhone 5 screen too small then you aren’t using your smartphone as a smartphone but rather a, well, phone. If all you do is text and talk on your phone then you might be fine with a tiny screen. If you read webpages, use Remote Desktop, and watch videos on your phone then you will most likely appreciate a larger screen.
iPhone 5S will be available in the US for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 16GB model and $299 (US) for the 32GB model and $399 (US) for the 64GB model. iPhone 5s will be available from the Apple Online Store on Friday, September 20, Apple’s retail stores, and through AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and select Apple Authorized Resellers.
Source: The Verge