iPhone 5S is the latest flagship smartphone from Cupertino giant Apple featuring next generation iOS 7 operating system. It is world’s first smartphone to feature 64-bit desktop class architecture for blazing fast performance. In size, it is practically identical to iPhone 5 and measures 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm in dimensions and weighs 110g. The iPhone 5S is Apple’s first device to feature a Touch ID sensor, an innovative way to simply and securely unlock your iPhone with just the touch of a finger. Built into the home button, Touch ID uses a laser cut sapphire crystal, together with the capacitive touch sensor, to take a high resolution image of your fingerprint and intelligently analyze it to provide accurate readings from every angle. The sensor is 170 microns thin and scans sub-epidermal skin layers to recognize your fingerprint. The iPhone 5S features a 4-inch Super HD display. It is powered by A7 processor and 2GB RAM. In addition to that iPhone 5S comes with a new M7 motion coprocessor that measures motion data continuously with the help of accelerometer, gyroscope and compass. Developers can access new CoreMotion APIs that take advantage of M7 to create even better fitness and activity apps. For multimedia, iPhone 5S packs an 8 Mega Pixel iSight camera at back with a larger f/2.2 aperture for better sensitivity and low light performance. It also includes a new True Tone flash, Burst mode (up to 10 frames per second), Slo-mo video supported at 120fps and a new FaceTime HD camera. For connectivity, it supports Bluetooth 4.0, Wifi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS and LTE mobile connections. The iPhone 5S comes pre-installed with a newly designed Apple iOS 7. It is the seventh major update and the most radical overhaul in the user interface of iOS since it first launched back in 2007.
The iPhone 5S will come in three different colors – black, gold and silver and the SIM-free handset will be available in UK for £549 for the 16GB variant, £629 for the 32GB variant and £709 for the 64GB variant. The cases for iPhone 5S will be available in beige, black, blue, brown, yellow and red for suggested retail price of $39. The iPhone 5S will compete against other flagship smartphones like Sony Xperia Z1, LG G2, Moto X, HTC One, Nokia Lumia 1020, BlackBerry Z30 and Samsung Galaxy S4. It will be available to purchase in stores from September 20th. A new iPhone 4S 8GB model will also be available for free on a 2 year contract. Stay tuned for more updates or follow @harrym20 on Twitter.
Update : Apple’s Touch ID scanner can also register body parts like Nipples and Toes to unlock iPhone 5S. The Japanese site Rocket News claims that they have successfully managed to unlock iPhone 5S with nipples and toes.