What can my iPhone 5S do that I may not know?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by NewIphone, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. NewIphone macrumors member

    Jan 20, 2009
    Hi guys

    I upgraded from an iPhone 3G (not even 3GS just 3G!) to an iPhone 5S and wanted to ask what can this new phone do that I may not know about?

    For example I just discovered the "Do not disturb" mode.

    What else.

  2. oVerboost macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2013
    United Kingdom
    They're waterproof from factory...

    ...who remembers those claims lmao!
  3. jr866gooner macrumors 65816


    Aug 24, 2013
    Fingerprint scanner to unlock and purchase/download apps. A7 processor, second processor to handle movement apps such as nike plus.

    Better camera, ios7 with latest features as you said DND. Handy control panel to swipe up to turn off wifi BT etc..

    Bigger screen..
  4. Xenomorph macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2008
    St. Louis
    Going from a 3G (which maxed at iOS 4.2.1) to an iPhone 5S on iOS 7 is a crazy jump.

    The newer hardware:

    * crazy faster CPU and GPU. think about it like the jump from a PS1 to PS3.
    * you have 8 times as much RAM
    * camera flash!
    * HD video recording
    * better battery
    * retina display!
    * compass and gyroscope
    * Glonass / improved GPS
    * improved 3G and LTE radio
    * improved WiFi

    OS-wise, besides iCloud and Find my iPhone, you would want to check out changelogs on Wikipedia or something. iOS 4 to 5 got like 200 new features, iOS 5 to 6 got like 200 new features, and iOS 6 to 7 got like 200 new features.
  5. murano macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2009
    San Antonio
    It looks different than iphone 3.
  6. ABC5S macrumors 68040

    Sep 10, 2013
  7. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Wouldn't it be more fun to figure it out yourself?

    Is like we telling you what's in the novel.

    Can tell you what still doesn't do:

    Siri stuck in Beta.
    Can't control TV wo an external accessory.
    Still require media to be in Apple's narrow formats.
  8. DGPMaluco macrumors regular

    Nov 16, 2012
    Everyone forgets the future where you can shot a video at 120 FPS aka slow motion


    Use VLC
  9. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
  10. TarHeelBlue macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2012
    I also upgraded from the 3G (which still works, that thing is a tank, replaced battery one time). The 5S is so fast and great compared to the 3G. However, I am glad the 3G lasted (and still does! ) as long as it has. It's so funny to think of when I sent a text with the 3G I would have already typed a complete sentence and like 2-3 seconds later the sentence would appear. That thing was SLOW.

    I have an ipad 3, and I'm sorta upset with the ios7 on it, I can tell a big difference in the speed of apps, visiting websites, etc. (only apple product, that I'm sorta upset with at the moment)

    Even my MacBook Pro with the silver keyboard is a tank. and I'd go through broken PC laptops like every couple years (like broken mother boards, etc). MBP is still a beast (I did upgrade the hard drive to 500 GB and doubled the RAM myself though and of course I have been through 2 batteries and will probably replace the current one pretty soon)

    Apple is expensive compared to a lot of comparable things, but I sorta feel in the long run, if you take care of them, they will last longer and you will come out ahead financially. Just my opinion. Or maybe I just have good luck with their products.

  11. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
  12. JackieInCo macrumors 601

    Jul 18, 2013
    Mine seems to last about two days.
  13. richardbb85 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 9, 2009
    you are using it wrong
  14. JackieInCo macrumors 601

    Jul 18, 2013
    Yeah I hate when that happens.
  15. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
  16. ross1998 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 10, 2013
    Spy on you and send your info to government... :)
  17. LV426 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2013
    Not strictly 5s, but a little-known feature is that if you do some typing in Notepad and realise you've messed up, shaking the phone gives you the option to undo your typing.
  18. sviato macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
  19. JackieInCo macrumors 601

    Jul 18, 2013
    This has been a feature for undoing any kind of text anywhere on the iPhone for several years now. You can also select only parts of the text you just typed to undo and then shake the phone to undo the selected part.
  20. maricc macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2011
  21. Markrose macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2013
    Oh yeah, you also have Facetime in general now. It's like video calling from iPhone to iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch/iMac. Plus, autocorrect has gone a long way since then.
  22. Markrose macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2013
    You also get
    • A new, gorgeous look to the home screen
    • much improved everything
    • LTE
    • All new camera capable of 1080p video @30fps and a slowmotion mode @120fps
    • camera flash
    • apple maps
    • completely redone and faster safari
    • and more than I can count!!!!
  23. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

    Oct 26, 2008
  24. Jimbo47 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010

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