First iPhone 5s Reviews: Touch ID a 'Real Advance', Two-Tone Flash Produces 'Lovely Results'

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    At its September 10 iPhone event, Apple provided multiple publications with iPhone 5s review units. The embargo has now lifted on review posts, so we have gathered some relevant excerpts from each site in order to highlight general release reactions to Apple's iPhone 5s.

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    Jim Dalrymple, The Loop
    Darrell Etherington, TechCrunch
    Walt Mossberg, AllThingsD
    Myriam Joire, Engadget
    Edward Baig, USA Today
    Scott Stein, CNET:
    David Pogue, The New York Times
    Other reviews:

    Luke Peters, T3
    Anand Shimpi, AnandTech
    Stuart Miles, Pocket-Lint

    Apple's iPhone 5s will be available to the public beginning on September 20, with orders beginning at 12:01 AM Pacific Time.

    Article Link: First iPhone 5s Reviews: Touch ID a 'Real Advance', Two-Tone Flash Produces 'Lovely Results'
     
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    4 am camp time then.
     
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    Can't wait!!
     
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    looks like a winner :apple:
     
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    Let the hating begin...

    (I personally can't wait for my 5C...I think the 5S is great! Just wanted a plastic back)
     
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    Thank goodness the fingerprint scanner actually works.
     
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    Yup sounds great!
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    Yes it's an evolutionary step forward.... but many of us will be awaiting the 6 in a year.

    :D
     
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    I shall order one at ~3AM. Good luck everyone!

    Now to figure out if I want to stick with white/silver or go with space grey :p
     
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    This probably won't be a popular opinion, but I find the 5s to be one of Apple's most innovative iPhones ever.
     
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    Impressive! So lucky to have reserved mine to be picked up at 12 noon on 20 Sept ;)
     
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    Just wait, hundreds will complain the sensor doesn't work when it's launched, "Finger Gate" prompts Jonny Ive to reply, "You're holding it wrong". :p
     
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    How? Or are you from China?
     
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    I'm from Hong Kong. ;) And the 20th is a public holiday here!
     
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    Anyone else a little more curious?
     
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    Really?

    So which supplier offered reservations for the 5s?:confused:
     
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    Apple Store Hong Kong :D I'm getting the 64GB white/silver!
     
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    Myriam joire is such a Nokia fan, so biased
     
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    Great shots of the space grey! Home button circle looks like it matches! Looks great! http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/smartphones/apple/iPhone5s/DSC_3416.jpg
     
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    Does the sign above the store have an apple logo or Apple Store? Cause I thought nobody was offering pre-orders/reservations for the 5S.
     
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    sigh confirmed iphone 5s has 1GB RAM
     
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    Great review. I agree with the difference in useful new game-changing tech and what i find to be annoying tech such as eyeball tracking. And yes, I demoed it- really can be frustrating if you are sharing a video for example with someone next to you, as you look towards that person and away from your phone, it can pause the video. And much to the disappointment of the Samsung rep demoing it to me, it proved to be very unpredictable. And waving my hand in the air in front of my phone to swipe images is in no way more natural than dragging my thumb across the screen. I bet most of those gimmicky things end up never being used after the first few days of playing with them.

    The fingerprint sensor however, very brilliant - the best step yet toward phone security and a digital wallet.
     
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    Interesting. In David Pogue's review he says a software fix the fingerprint reader is coming Friday...

     
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    Reservations about Reservations!

    Target was offering reservations here in the states however considering the supply constraints being reported, i have reservations about the target reservations. :rolleyes:
     
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    No worries. I reserved through the official website of Apple ;)

    http://www.macrumors.com/2013/09/16...servations-in-china-multiple-models-sold-out/

    But I had to get up really early (before 6am) and I was only able to reserve mine after trying for one and a half hour until 7:30am
     

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