Coming in an aluminum case, the iPhone 5S, which was made official on Tuesday, will be released on Friday, September 20. Although the new smartphone seems to be similar to the iPhone 5, it comes with a series of improvements and new features like a fingerprint sensor and an A7 chip. The 12 MP camera will also feature higher low-light performance, which I bet everyone is looking for in a smartphone. You’ll also enjoy longer talk-time or internet browsing with the improved battery life. The price for this device will vary from $199 to $399 with a two-year contract.
Getting back to the fingerprint sensor, called Touch ID, we must mention that it is located under the home button and will allow you to unlock your phone just by sliding a finger, no need for password or PIN code. The sensor can also be used for purchasing videos, apps and music and, although five fingerprints can be stored in the phone, only one can be used for buys and downloads, so this will keep you away from huge bills if your iPhone 5S should land in the wrong hands. The device will be available in black, silver and gold.
The iPhone 5S features a 4-inch Retina display and a new A7 processor, which has a 40 times faster CPU performance and 56 times faster GPU performance over the original iPhone, according to our source. It also comes with Apple’s new M7 chip, which can measure motion data of health and fitness apps. The iPhone 5S will launch with iOS 7, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system. You’ll also get WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC support. So, what do you think of the specs? Were you expecting more from the latest iPhone?