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Apple Officially Unveils the 'iPhone 5s' With Touch ID Fingerprint Scanner

Apple Officially Unveils the 'iPhone 5s' With Touch ID Fingerprint Scanner

Posted September 10, 2013 at 6:28pm by iClarified · 35937 views
Apple today announced iPhone 5s featuring an all-new 64-bit A7 chip, a new 8 megapixel iSight camera with True Tone flash, and Touch ID, an innovative way to simply and securely unlock your phone with just the touch of a finger. iPhone 5s comes with iOS 7, the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone, engineered for 64-bit technology and featuring hundreds of great new features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop, enhanced Photos, Safari, Siri and iTunes Radio.

“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."

Apple Officially Unveils the 'iPhone 5s' With Touch ID Fingerprint Scanner

A7 Processor:
The all-new A7 chip in iPhone 5s brings 64-bit desktop-class architecture to a smartphone for the first time. With up to twice the CPU and graphics performance, almost everything you do on iPhone 5s is faster and better than ever, from launching apps and editing photos to playing graphic-intensive games—all while delivering great battery life. Apple also engineered iOS 7 and all the built-in apps to maximize the performance of the A7 chip. iPhone 5s is the best mobile gaming device with access to hundreds of thousands of games from the App Store, the A7 chip’s 64-bit architecture and support for OpenGL ES version 3.0. iPhone 5s delivers incredibly rich and complex visual effects, previously only possible on Macs, PCs and gaming consoles.

M7 Motion Coprocessor:
Every iPhone 5s includes the new M7 motion coprocessor that gathers data from the accelerometer, gyroscope and compass to offload work from the A7 for improved power efficiency. Developers can also access new CoreMotion APIs that take advantage of M7, so they can create even better fitness and activity apps that go well beyond what other mobile devices offer. The M7 motion coprocessor continuously measures your motion data, even when the device is asleep, and saves battery life for pedometer or other fitness apps that use the accelerometer all day.

Fingerprint Scanner:
iPhone 5s introduces Touch ID, an innovative way to simply and securely unlock your iPhone with just the touch of a finger. Built into the home button, Touch ID uses a laser cut sapphire crystal, together with the capacitive touch sensor, to take a high-resolution image of your fingerprint and intelligently analyze it to provide accurate readings from any angle. Setting up Touch ID to recognize your fingerprint is easy, and every time you use it, it gets better. The Touch ID sensor recognizes the touch of a finger so the sensor is only activated when needed, preserving battery life. All fingerprint information is encrypted and stored securely in the Secure Enclave inside the A7 chip on the iPhone 5s; it’s never stored on Apple servers or backed up to iCloud. Touch ID can also be used as a secure way to approve purchases from the iTunes Store, App Store or iBooks Store℠.

iPhone 5s makes it even easier to take great photos with the world’s most popular camera. The all-new 8 megapixel iSight camera features a larger f/2.2 aperture and a new, larger sensor with 1.5μ pixels for better sensitivity and low-light performance, resulting in better pictures. These improvements, along with the Apple-designed image signal processor in the A7 chip and the new Camera app in iOS 7, provide up to two-times faster auto-focus, faster photo capture, automatic image and video stabilization, and better dynamic range. iPhone 5s introduces the new True Tone flash—the world’s first for any camera—that variably adjusts color and intensity for over 1,000 combinations, so photos taken with a flash appear more natural. iPhone 5s also includes a new Burst Mode, Slo-Mo video with 120 fps, a new FaceTime HD camera for better low-light performance and audio-only FaceTime calls with iOS 7.

Apple Officially Unveils the 'iPhone 5s' With Touch ID Fingerprint Scanner

iPhone 5s features a remarkable thin and light, precision-crafted design that customers around the world love, including an anodized aluminum body with diamond cut chamfered edges, a stunning 4-inch Retina display and glass inlays. iPhone 5s is available in three gorgeous metallic finishes including gold, silver and space gray. To complement iPhone 5s, Apple designed premium leather cases in six rich colors—beige, black, blue, brown, yellow and (RED)—with soft, color-matched microfiber lining.

iPhone 5s makes it even easier to connect to high-speed networks with support for up to 13 LTE wireless bands, more than any other smartphone in the world. With download speeds up to 100 Mbps, you can browse, download and stream content even faster. iPhone 5s includes dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi support for up to 150 Mbps and Bluetooth 4.0. iPhone 5s delivers an amazing 10 hours of talk time on 3G networks, up to 10 hours of web browsing on Wi-Fi and LTE networks and up to 8 hours on 3G networks, and up to 10 hours of video playback and up to 40 hours of audio playback.

iOS 7
iPhone 5s comes with iOS 7, the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone, engineered to support the A7 chip’s 64-bit architecture, the new iSight camera and Touch ID fingerprint sensor. iOS 7 features a stunning new user interface, completely redesigned with an elegant color palette, distinct, functional layers and subtle motion that make it feel more alive. iOS 7 has hundreds of great new features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop, enhanced Photos, Safari, Siri and introduces iTunes Radio, a free Internet radio service based on the music you listen to on iTunes.⁴

iPhone 5s customers have access to the revolutionary App Store, which offers more than 900,000 apps to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users in 155 countries around the world. More than 50 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store to date, offering customers an incredible range of apps in 23 categories, including newspapers and magazines in Newsstand, games and entertainment, business, news, sports, health and fitness and travel.

Designed specifically for iOS, iPhoto, iMovie, Pages, Numbers and Keynote are among the most popular apps in the App Store and are now available as free downloads with the purchase of iPhone 5s. iPhoto and iMovie enable you to do more than you ever thought possible with your photos and movies, and with Pages, Numbers and Keynote you can create, edit and share stunning documents, spreadsheets and presentations on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Pricing & Availability
iPhone 5s comes in gold, silver or space gray, and will be available in the US for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 16GB model and $299 (US) for the 32GB model and $399 (US) for the 64GB model. iPhone 5s will be available from the Apple Online Store (, Apple’s retail stores, and through AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and select Apple Authorized Resellers. iPhone 5s cases will be available in beige, black, blue, brown, yellow and (RED) for a suggested retail price of $39 (US) through the Apple Online Store (, Apple’s retail stores and select Authorized Apple Resellers. iPhone 5s will be available in the US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK on Friday, September 20. A new iPhone 4S 8GB model will also be available for free.⁵ iOS 7 will be available as a free software update starting on Wednesday, September 18 for iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, iPad mini and iPod touch (fifth generation). Some features may not be available on all products.

Apple Officially Unveils the 'iPhone 5s' With Touch ID Fingerprint Scanner

Apple Officially Unveils the 'iPhone 5s' With Touch ID Fingerprint Scanner
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NitroJunkie - September 12, 2013 at 10:12am
Did anyone else notice that the iPhone 5S has white lettering for the apps title and the 5C has black lettering? Wonder if this will be an option to change it or if it will change base on the wallpaper you are using.
sample - September 11, 2013 at 1:46pm
I can see the Apple Execs. now, watching their portfolio grow as they introduce yet another clone product... They probably figure they can sell another couple of iPhone iterations, before they actually have to innovate, by that time most of the Execs. will be retired at 39. It's all about marketing.
Simon - September 11, 2013 at 2:23am
Let the race to catch up to apples 64bit phone begin.
bobdupa - September 11, 2013 at 12:13am
ha lets watch thieves running around with finger cutting knives. now when you lose iphone your fingers gone also. very different from stevo fatherland culture!!!
Rod - September 10, 2013 at 11:02pm
Now lets watch as the malware phones imitate the hell out of apples latest lol
Toto - September 10, 2013 at 11:51pm
Lol, truer words have never been spoken before.
Mo - September 11, 2013 at 5:32am
Funny! Apple used to mock samsungs plastic, and now who is copying.
NitroJunkie - September 11, 2013 at 8:27am
Ya buy you have to realize. The 5C isn't apples highend flagship phone. It's the mid tier. Apples highend phone is aluminum while samsungs is mostly plastic. Now next year when Samsung has there phone made from all aluminum who is copying who? Samsung Is scrambling to get things up and running and acquiring machines that can make the devices. Since there's been a lot of flack in the news how the quality is crap. And another thing. I've held the 5C in hand. Doesn't feel like plastic at all. Feels more like a ceramic shell. You can definitely tell the difference in quality compared to the Samsung devices. The 5C feels better quality than the S4.
Walter white
Walter white - September 10, 2013 at 9:55pm
Ive read this article twice and skimmed over it a couple more times, whats fresh on this thing? After a couple of uses the FP scanner aint nothin to give a shit about. Of course any new phone will have better hardware but what can a 2013 "smartphone" do that a 2010 smartphone couldnt do?
Toto - September 10, 2013 at 8:46pm
Wow, this site has been turned into a place for geeks to appear brave and insult everyone in their path to feel better about their miserable lives. Isnt there a moderator on this site? Long gone are the days where people shared ideas and had actual conversations...... What a shame
Toto - September 10, 2013 at 9:50pm
Case in point.
mateen - September 10, 2013 at 9:55pm
We're working on a solution. Stay Tuned :)
Keith - September 10, 2013 at 8:12pm
A capacitive touch home button instead of a physical (clicking) button. That is going to be hell for case designers.
NitroJunkie - September 11, 2013 at 8:31am
It still clicks. The capacitive part is for the fingerprint sensor feedback. All though I do think the button is flat and not concave like it use to be.
Gio - September 10, 2013 at 7:44pm
Steve jobs
Steve jobs - September 10, 2013 at 7:26pm
Nothing too exciting as I predicted but then fan boys are creaming them selves that includes you steve god, lame features lame security gimmicky home button that will cause more problems, I nite move over to the s4 zoom after holding out for this shite
odedo1 - September 10, 2013 at 8:10pm
you are a fool I just read that Samsung are working on a fingerprint button themselves for the new galaxy 4s metal body, but the power of the iPhone 5S really surprised me, it's a beast!!!
NitroJunkie - September 11, 2013 at 8:37am
Odedo. Notice how he didn't respond to you. Probably just another paid troll from Samsungs copycat propaganda department. Lol. Samsungs really getting some bad press lately about all the copying they've been doing with there products. I really hope Dyson rips them a new hole in the trial. the only good thing that comes out of Samsung are there LCD panels. That's about it.
SirSabatoge - September 10, 2013 at 7:12pm
iPhone 5 is officially Rare
Justabrake - September 10, 2013 at 6:59pm
Answered my own ? $849 for an off contract 64gb iphone 5s WOW !
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