iPhone 5S price, specs and release date
Everything you need to know about the iPhone 5S including price, specs and release date
Apple’s new iPhone is here. This year the company launched two new iDevices, the colorful iPhone 5C and the new flagship iPhone 5S, with a brand new processing, improved camera and better battery life.
iPhone 5S Colors
The rumors have been spot on for the iPhone 5S color options. The iPhone 5S will be available in three different colors, silver, gold and slate. This sets iPhone 5S apart from it’s predecessor.
iPhone 5S Design
iPhone 5S retains the design of it’s predecessor, the iPhone 5. It has the same dimension, and apart from the home button and dual LED flash, it is almost identical.
iPhone 5S Camera
Most of iPhone 5S improvements are done internally, the camera is a good example. Apple is maintaining the 8 megapixel camera but the sensor is 15% larger than the iPhone 5, effectively increasing the pixel size to 1.5 microns. It has 5 element lense with F/2.2 aperture as well as dual LED “true tone” flash which adapts to the existing lighting to provide more accurate skin tones and better colors.
Other features include Burst Mode capable of taking 10 photos per second and automatically selecting the best shot. The new camera can also shoot Slo-Mo 720p HD video at 120 frames per second.
iPhone 5S Fingerprint Sensor
By now, everyone should be expecting the fingerprint sensor in the iPhone 5S. The fingerprint sensor is built into the home button known as ‘Touch ID’. It will use the fingerprint as identification to authenticate the user. The ‘Touch ID’ will unlock the phone as well as approva purchases from the iTunes store.
iPhone 5S Specs
As expected, the iPhone 5S packs the new 64-bit A7 processor. Apple mentions that the iPhone 5S will be twice as fast as the iPhone 5.
This is the official specs :
- A7 chip with 64-bit (2x faster graphics and speed from iPhone 5)
- 4 inch Retina display
- 8 megapixel camera: improved f/2.2 aperture, bigger sensor, larger pixels
- 720p HD video with 120 frames per second
- Color options : silver/gold/slate
- M7 Motion processor
- iOS 7
- Better battery life – 40 hours of music, 10 hours video or browsing, 250 hours standby
iPhone 5S Price
Apple is keeping the tradition, iPhone 5S like all previous iPhones comes with the same price range from $199 to $399 on a two years contract.
The 16GB version is going for $199. While the 32GB version is $299 and 64GB version is $399. Those who want a factory unlocked iPhone 5S will have to pay $649 for a 16GB version, $749 for a 32GB version abd $849 for a 64GB version.
There will be no preorders for the iPhone 5S. The device will be released on September 20, which means the iPhone 5s will not be able to be pre-ordered ahead of time. Those who wish to obtain an iPhone 5S need to visit an Apple Store or brick and mortar carrier store after release day to purchase the phone.
Apple is expected to begin accepting online orders for the iPhone 5S on September 20.