iPhone 5s “the gold standard in phones” launched by Apple with 64-bit CPU, M7, Touch ID fingerprint reader

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
By OP Editor

iPhone 5s, the first mobile phone with 64-bit CPU, introduced today at Apple’s Fall 2013 media event.

iPhone 5S gold standard of phones

Phil Schiller introduced the iPhone 5s. It comes in Silver, Gold, and Space Gray:

“It is the gold standard in phones”

Three major features of iPhone 5s follows.

iPhone 5S 64-bit processor

1) iPhone 5s performance

  • A7, the first 64-bit CPU for a phone
  • Runs 32-bit and 64-bit apps
  • OpenGL EL for console-level graphics
  • “Epic was able to convert Infinity Blade to 64-bit in two hours”
  • M7 motion co-processor continually measure data from accelerometer, gyroscope and compass. Paves way for new health and fitness apps
  • Up to 10 hours 3G talk time

Apple M7 processor in iPhone 5S

2) New Apple designed camera in iPhone 5s

  • 15% larger sensor with larger pixels
  • f2.2 aperture lens
  • Takes multiple photos and choose the sharpest image automatically
  • Dual-LED flashes
  • Image stabilization
  • New 10 frames per second burst mode, camera roll presents best (but you can see all images)
  • Slow motion camera: HD 720P videos at 120 frames per second
  • 28 megapixel panoramic shots, exposure adjusted automatically

Touch ID sensor iPhone 5S

3) Security

  • Forget passcode or password. iPhone 5s uses “Touch ID” sensor, which is smaller than human hair but can scan fingerprint at 500 pixels per inch
  • scans sub-epidermal skin layers
  • Censor in home button
  • Touch ID can be used to unlock phone and make iTunes purchases
  • read in any finger orientation
  • Other apps don’t get access to the fingerprint
  • Fingerprints are never uploaded to Apple’s servers or backed up to iCloud

Prices of iPhone 5S:

  • iPhone 5S 16GB: $199 with contract
  • iPhone 5S 32GB: $299 with contract
  • iPhone 5S 64GB: $399 with contract

Apple-made leather cases including a (Product) Red one is available at: $39

iPhone 4S will be the free iPhone at carriers. I guess iPhone 5 is cut and replaced with iPhone 5C.

There’s no pre-order for iPhone 5s. Pre-order for the iPhone 5c starts this Friday September 13, 2013. Both new 2013 iPhone 5s and 5c will go on sale a week later in US, Australia, Canada China, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore, and UK.

via AllThingsD


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