|Sep 10, 2013, 12:44 PM||#1|
Apple Announces iPhone 5s With 'Touch ID' Fingerprint Sensor
At its media event today, Apple introduced the new iPhone 5s. In line with expectations, the iPhone 5s will be the same size and design and the current iPhone 5 but will feature improved specifications and will be available in three colors: Silver, Gold, and Space Gray.
Internally, the iPhone 5s will feature a 64-bit A7 processor that will be up to twice as fast at CPU tasks. Another significant new feature is a "Touch ID" capacitive fingerprint sensor built into the home button that's capable of scanning sub-epidermal skin layers. Touch ID can be used to unlock an iPhone and authorize iTunes purchases.
The rear camera in the iPhone 5s has a new 5-element lens with an f/2.2 aperture and a sensor that is 15% larger than the current iPhone 5, as well as a dual-LED "True Tone" flash that will adapt to the existing lighting to provide better colors and more accurate skin tones. Other new camera features include Burst Mode, capable of capturing 10 pictures per second and automatically selecting the best shot, and Slo-Mo 720p video capture at 120 frames per second.
The company also launched a new line of $39 leather cases for the iPhone 5s.
The iPhone 5s will cost $199, $299, and $399 for the 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB models respectively with a 2-year contract. Non-contract, unlocked devices will be available at launch for $649/$749/$849.
The iPhone 5s and the lower-cost iPhone 5c that was also announced today will be available in stores in the US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore, and the UK starting on September 20.
Notably, there will be no preorders for the iPhone 5s.
Article Link: Apple Announces iPhone 5s With 'Touch ID' Fingerprint Sensor
|Sep 10, 2013, 12:46 PM||#2|
That surely means the next iPads will be 64 bit. What incredible gaming machines they'll be.
And I hope somebody brings out an app to turn the camera's 20-image bursts into gifs.
The camera improvements are what will motivate me to buy. The speed improvements are awesome, considering these are really pocket computers. The touch ID is a convenience but without NFC it isn't important to me. Sounds like we'll need to wait another year before that comes.
Last edited by rtdunham; Sep 10, 2013 at 01:48 PM. Reason: Added info, reflection
|Sep 10, 2013, 01:03 PM||#13|
If it comes to T-Mobile's new LTE Advanced network, I'm in line the second it's available.
I rather like the gold and space gray. The black... not so much.
Huh... No 128GB model, though. I wonder if this means NFC is also out, though I'd likely not use it.
Core i7/1.7 8GB 13" 2013 MBA | 64GB iPhone 5s
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|Sep 10, 2013, 01:12 PM||#17|
Interesting to hear the claim that Fingerprint data will not be uploaded to iCloud or accessed by other App's.
I wonder if this decision was made pre or post 'Snowdon'? In any case it is good new's if it is true, as this would have been a deal breaker for me.
Although I may not always reply to negative comments, this will not necessarily mean that I concede the point.
|Sep 10, 2013, 01:13 PM||#18|
|Sep 10, 2013, 01:15 PM||#21|
When life gives you lemons, eat an apple.
|Sep 10, 2013, 01:16 PM||#22|
I understand Apple wants customers to use iCloud, but I prefer to keep my files on the phone. They really should have dropped the 16GB option and gone with 32/64/128. Thanks Phil, but I'll "soldier on" with my iPhone 5.
|Sep 10, 2013, 01:17 PM||#23|
Being an iPhone user since standing in line on June 29th 2007, and having owned every single iPhone since then, and being the biggest Apple fan out of everyone I know—I'm going to pass on this one. The fingerprint thing is cool, and 64-bit is nice and all, but I've never used my iPhone 5 and thought that it was slow. It will be interesting to see what developers do with the M7 processor. This is a solid upgrade for those who haven't upgraded in a while, but I don't see many iPhone 5 users upgrading this time around.
Here's to hoping for a liquid-metal iPhone 6 with a 4.5–4.7" (wider not taller) display, further improved camera, NFC wallet for mobile payments, and 802.11ac, and 32/64/128GB at current price points. I'm not saying that the 5S should have had all of these features, but I'm hopeful that the iPhone 6 will have many of these features.
15" Retina MacBook Pro / Quad 2.6GHz Core i7 / 16GB / 512GB SSD
128GB iPhone 6 Plus / 128GB iPad Air 2 / Original iPhone & iPad
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|Sep 10, 2013, 01:18 PM||#25|
So they get rid if the iPhone 5 make a 5c and 5s and make the 4s free wow. Keeping the 4s and cut the 5 I don't get it. Correct me if I am wrong.
2012 11" MacBook Air, 2007 White MacBook, 16gb iPhone 6, 64gb iPad Air 2, 160gb iPod Classic, 8gb 6th Gen Nano, 20gb 2nd Gen iPod, 40gb 3rd Gen iPod
Last edited by kaielement; Sep 10, 2013 at 01:23 PM.
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