When it comes to Apple, excellence and innovation are not surprising. But this time, the tech giant has definitely surpassed itself. Besides from new colors and the new operating system iOS7, which was released earlier this summer, the phone offers a wide range of other notable features which are worth reviewing.
Processor and Chip
To start with, the new iPhone 5S has a cutting edge A7 chip and a 64-bit processor, supporting both 32-bit and 64-bit mobile apps. As Apple’s marketing chief Phil Schiller said, “This is the first-ever 64-bit processor in a phone of any kind. I don’t think the other guys are even talking about it yet.”
iOS 7, which is enhanced with numerous enterprise features, has been updated for 64-bit too.
Camera and Video
iPhone5S’s processor and chip, however, are far not the only aspect in which Apple is one step ahead of its competitors. 5S’s camera capabilities are at the center of Apple’s launch campaign.
The sensor remains at 8 megapixels, with 15% larger “active surface area”, adding up to 33% increase in overall camera’s light sensitivity.
The icing on the cake is the dual-LED flash in iPhone 5S, which provides extremely accurate colors, sought by professional photographers for a long time.
Not to mention the auto image stabilization and slow motion video option, which also go beyond the capabilities of most mobile phones available on the market.
Touch ID Fingerprint Reader
Another great thing about iPhone 5S is the new fingerprint reader, located on the home button. It scans sub-epidermal skin layers and has a 360-degree readability, so you do not have to rotate your finger every time you want to unlock the phone.
In terms of battery life and LTE browsing, 5S is far ahead its predecessor iPhone 5. According to its creators, iPhone 5S allows up to 250 hours of standby time, 10 hours of 3G talk time, 10 hours of Internet and video and the impressive 40hours of audio.
Last, but not least, Apple has invested in developing new enterprise features, making the technological bijou one of the most secure and reliable mobile phones for businesses. Besides from the fingerprint recognition, mentioned earlier, the phone provides “Open in” management, allowing users to select which apps and accounts can open corporate documents and attachments, ensuring higher level of documentation security. Third-party app data protection, per app VPN and streamlined mobile device management are just a few of the new enterprise features offered by 5S.
Remaining loyal to its previous pricing strategy, Apple does not come at surprising price levels – iPhone5’s prices start from $649 (£549) for 16GB, $749 (£629) for 32GB and $849 (£709) for the 64GB option.
Thus, price remains iPhone’s main disadvantage.
However, a 5C version is also coming along with the 5S edition, which basically resembles the standard iPhone 5 in a colorful plastic case and slightly lower budget.
(Sources: TechRadar, CNET, TechCrunch, ZDNet)