A pretty solid upgrade in Apple's "tick-tock" system. While looking the same as the iPhone 5, the phone features a new faster A7 CPU/GPU with 64-bit architecture. Plus Apple is bundling together the motion sensors into a system its calling the M7.
The other two big features include an improved camera with dual LED flash and a new finger print sensor on the home button. Apple said the sensor will not only unlock the phone, but can function as a password for iTunes, for example.
Lastly, the phone comes in a new gold color, joining existing white/silver and black/slate.
“iPhone 5s is the most forward-thinking smartphone in the world, delivering desktop class architecture in the palm of your hand,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iPhone 5s sets a new standard for smartphones, packed into its beautiful and refined design are breakthrough features that really matter to people, like Touch ID, a simple and secure way to unlock your phone with just a touch of your finger."
The iPhone 5s oddly will not have a pre-order so likely it will be in short supply. Pricing an options remain the same at $199/16GB, $299/32GB, $399/64GB. It will go on sale September 20th.
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