No one knows if it was going to be called iPhone 6 or iPhone 5S, not until mid September when its release was getting closer.
Apple finally released the iPhone 5S on 20th September, it came along with a cheaper iPhone which Apple named iPhone 5C, a lot of the new Apple grand smartphone has been shipped to its first round of markets. My biggest concern is the special feature Apple had made to market the iPhone 5S.
Let’s stroll a little to see what the iPhone 5S has to offer
Touch ID fingerprint security
Apple tagged the iPhone 5S as the best smartphone so far, the new fingerprint security system is enough to be one of the point of features for Apple to hit a big bucks with the new iPhone.
Instead of the old conventional method of imputing password to unlock your smartphone, you can easily teach the device to learn your fingerprint and anytime you want to open it up, you simply place your finger on the home button for few moments and your phone activates.
The name of the new technology is called Touch ID.
It allows up to four people to use one device. At the moment, the new technology is used for unlocking your phone and making purchases on iTunes and may become a gateway for mobile payment in the future.
The iPhone 5 was a turnaround in Apple’s iPhone design, the iPhone 5S continued in this trend, it was designed based on the iPhone 5. It came with the already known shiny edges, glass top, metal back and bottom caps. The front is dominated by display still same size with the iPhone 5. If you had been waiting for a completely new design, you had just been disappointed.
The only difference that will not make you call the iPhone 5S an iPhone 5 is the home button redesign, bigger back camera flash and the color option in market. You have an option of going for a Space gray or Gold.
The body is light enough, (112g) and very thin (7.6mm), and can go in to size any harm comfortably. When it slides into your pocket, you hardly feel you are carrying any weight.
It seem the bigger screen of competitors’ product seem not to move Apple an inch. The iPhone for real is starting to look boring though it’s still a well built device with its gorgeous design.
The same as the iPhone 5, the iPhone 5S screen quality can still be considered as excellent with no cause for alarm. Although, Android smartphones have leaped to 1080p since last year, the 326 pixels per inch Retina Display is still a jackpot for Apple and we are still okay with that. Color separation are excellent with the iOS 7 UI gorgeously standing out.
The screen size is really much of a concern, Apple seem not to be responding to the increasing trend of the larger screen demand of smartphone users, an advantage that has been taken up by rivals like Samsung and Sony. I can boldly say Apple is becoming an old school by not implementing this on the iPhone 5S. This is the biggest deficiency of the Apple’s new benchmark device. Anyway, let’s wait to see Apple’s plan on the iPhone 6 for 2014.
The iPhone 5S scored 2,533 on Geekbench 3 compared to the 1,851 value for Galaxy S4. Apple’s A7 chip proves to be pretty faster than the Samsung’s Snapdragon. Everything is immediate, zippy and responsive. No doubt, the iPhone 5S is excellent in performance. The A7 in the iPhone 5S shifted to the 64-bit architecture.
If not for this, Apple wouldn’t have gotten enough weapons to fight back on the rival’s table.
The iPhone 5S has an improved and excellent camera, daylight shot is not much different from the quality of the iPhone 5, but Apple claims a 33 percent light sensitivity, therefore, the device is really an albino that helps you picks up night images.
The iPhone 4S and 5 offers a maximum resolution of 8megapixel; the only technology Apple used to beat other rivals with larger pixels is the larger pixel size of 1.5µm vs. 1.4µm and the f/2.4 aperture stronger than the f/2.2 of others.
The new iOS 7
The iOS 7 is another reason you will want to buy the iPhone 5S, it was made in mind with the 64-bit, it has a smooth user interface and it is simpler. In short, it is good enough as a mobile operating system of 2013.
A smartphone is completely useless if it has a bad battery life, this new device leaves no worries, in fact, it boasts of more improvement than that of the iPhone 5. Streaming video, with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on, brightness placed at 75 percent, the 5S device still struggles to stay 6hours 15 minutes before shutting down. This is still the best result so far on smartphone batteries.
Are you opting in or not?
After a surface looks into the new Apple iPhone 5S, you could vividly decide where you are standing.
Truly, the Touch ID biometric fingerprint security system is a big bang, and worth a Nobel for the technology breakthrough, the iPhone 5S is constructed more or less like a piece of jewelry.
On the other hand, you could sit and refuse to feel the swagger of Apple, migrating from a full 4.7″ – 5″ display down to a 4″ might be so challenging. More so, if you are already on the iPhone 5, it’s up to you to decide for an upgrade or lay low till the next update.
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