The iPhone 5s, is a touchscreen-based smartphone developed by Apple Inc. It is the seventh generation of the iPhone and succeeds the iPhone 5. Apple held an event to formally introduce the phone (and its lower-end counterpart, the iPhone 5c) on September 10, 2013, and the phone will be released on September 20, 2013. Similarly to the iPhone 4S, the 5s is a revised version of its predecessor; incorporating a similar exterior design, a 64-bit Apple A7 processor, a built-in fingerprint sensor on its updated home button, and the iOS 7 operating system.
Operating system and software
The iPhone 5s features iOS, Apple's mobile operating system. The user interface of iOS is based on the concept of direct manipulation, using multi-touch gestures. Interface control elements consist of sliders, switches, and buttons. Interaction with the OS includes gestures such as swipe, tap, pinch, and reverse pinch, all of which have specific definitions within the context of the iOS operating system and its multi-touch interface.
The iPhone 5S maintains a similar design to the iPhone 5, however its home button has been updated with a new flat design using a laser-cut sapphire cover surrounded by a metallic ring; the button is no longer concave, nor does it contain the familiar squircle icon seen on previous models. The phone itself is 0.30 in (7.6 mm) thin and weighs 112 grams (4.0 oz).
The iPhone 5s will be powered by the new Apple A7 system-on-chip, which the company claimed was the first 64-bit processor ever used on a smartphone, with the shipping iOS 7 operating system and its pre-loaded apps being optimized for 64-bit mode, promising increased performance. The A7 chip will be accompanied by a new M7 "motion co-processor", a dedicated processor for processing motion data from its accelerometer and gyroscopes without requiring the attention of the main processor, which will integrate with iOS 7's new CoreMotion APIs.
Touch ID impact
A number of technology writers, including Adrian Kingsley-Hughes and Kevin Roose of New York believed that the fingerprint scanning functionality of the iPhone 5s could help spur the adoption of the technology as an alternative to passwords by mainstream users (especially in "bring your own device" scenarios), as fingerprint-based authentication systems have only enjoyed wider usage in enterprise environments. However, citing research by biometrics engineer Geppy Parziale, Roose suggested that the CMOS-based sensor could become inaccurate and wear out over time unless Apple had designed the sensor to prevent this from occurring. Brent Kennedy, a researcher of the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), recommended that users not immediately rely on the technology, citing the uncertainty over whether the system could properly reject a spoofed fingerprint.
Slogan: Since September 2013: "Forward thinking."
Compatible networks: GSM, CDMA, 3G, EVDO, HSPA+, LTE Predecessor: iPhone 5 Dimensions: 123.8 mm (4.87 in) H; 58.6 mm (2.31 in) W; 7.6 mm (0.30 in) D Weight: 112 g (3.95 oz) Operating system: iOS 7.0, due September 18, 2013 Storage: 16, 32, or 64 GB Battery: 5.96 Whr (~1570 mAh) Data inputs: Multi-touch touchscreen display; Triple microphone configuration; Apple M7 motion co-processor; 3-axis gyroscope; 3-axis accelerometer; Digital compass; Proximity sensor; Ambient light sensor; Touch ID fingerprint reader Display: 4 in (100 mm) diagonal(16:9 aspect ratio),multi-touch display, LED backlit IPS TFT LCD, 640×1,136 pixels at 326 ppi, 800:1 contrast ratio (typical), 500 cd/m2 max. brightness (typical), Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front Rear camera: 8 MP back-side illuminated sensor, HD video (1080p) at 30 frame/s, HD video (720p) at 120 frame/s, IR filter, Dual warm/cool LED flashes, Aperture f/2.2, Facial recognition (stills only), Image stabilization, Burst mode Front camera: 1.2 MP, HD video (720p)
Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n) (802.11n: 2.4 and 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS & GLONASS. Prices: Price $199 for the 16GB, $299 for the 32GB, and $399 for the 64GB variant, all on a 2-year contract in the United States Official Retail Price in the US: $649 for the 16GB, $749 for 32GB, $849 for 64GB
Estimated Price in Philippines (not confirm):
iPhone 5S 64GB w/o contract - around Php 40, 000.00
iPhone 5S 32GB w/o contract - around Php 35,000.00
iPhone 5S 16GB w/o contract - around Php 30,000.00