iphone 5s releaseApple Announces Two New iPhones
iphone 5s releaseApple Announces Two New iPhonesThe 5S also comes with something called an M motion coprocessor, which harnesses the phones accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass to get a fuller sense of your movements, including the ability to tell whether youre driving, walking, or standing still. The camera has also been upgraded, with a larger sensor and the ability to take multiple photos in rapid succession and then choose the sharpest one. A twotone dualLED flash is meant to result in more naturallooking s when you take a picture in low light. And you can shoot video at frames per second, which can be played back in crisp slowmotion.
At a launch event in Cupertino, Calif., on Tuesday, Apple unveiled its latest hardware, replacing the iPhone 5 with two alternatives the highend iPhone 5S, which starts at , and the cheaper iPhone 5C, which starts at .
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But the most novel feature is the fingerprint sensor. The touch sensor, built into the phones main home button, allows you to scan your fingerprint so that only your touch will unlock the phone. You can also set it up to require your fingerprint rather than a password when downloading new apps or buying things on iTunes. To prevent someone from stealing your fingerprint, the scan is not copied to Apples servers.
The iPhone 5S is the shinier, ncier sibling, billed as the worlds first bit smartphone. Its aluminum body will come in silver, gold, and space grey. While it will still run bit apps, Apple has redesigned the phones native apps to run on the new, bit A processor, which the company says will make it twice as st as the iPhone 5 and 5C. The phone appears to be optimized for graphics and gaming, with a demo at the event prompting my colleague Farhad Manjoo to remark,No joke The gaming performance on this thing looks incredible.Battery life will reportedly be the same as in the iPhone 5, which in my experience has not been great.
The new phones will go on sale Sept. . Thats two days after Apples new mobile operating system, iOS , is scheduled to be available for download,purging the skeuomorphismfrom the iPhones intece.
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For a while there, Apples products were both the most inventive and the most refined on the market. At this point, theyll have to settle for being the most refined.
The big news, in short The 5S has an unprecedented bit processor and a fingerprint sensor on its home button, while the 5C has a plastic case and comes in a wide variety of s. Both will go on sale Sept. in the United States.
The new iPhone 5S will come in gold, space grey, and silver. It boasts a juicedup processor, improved camera, and a fingerprint sensor on the home button.
Apples New iPhones Go Heavy on Hardware, Light on Gimmicks
As with the iPhone 5 when it came out, the 5S will start at for GB, for GB, and for GB, all with a twoyear contract. While the iPhone 5 will no longer be produced, the previousgeneration S will still be available, now free with a twoyear contract.
The iPhone 5C is, in the companys words, beautifully, unapologetically plastic. The casing for each phone is made from a single piece of polycarbonate, reinforced with steel and containing an embedded antenna. As widely anticipated, it comes in a splash of options blue, white, pink, yellow, and green. Like the iPhone 5, it will have a fourinch screen, an megapixel camera, and an A processor, along with a revamped Facetime HD frontcing camera and a slightly larger battery. The 5C will start at with a twoyear contract for a gigabyte version. A gigabyte version will run .
Slowmotion videos and fingerprint sensor notwithstanding, the new phones may not have enough gottahaveem gewgaws to rebuild Apples momentum. A dip in the companys shares on Tuesday suggests Wall Street, at least, was not overawed. On the other hand, the 5S seems to be quite a substantial upgrade from a technical standpoint, which should ensure that those customers who do upgrade are not disappointed. For now, Apple seems content to leave the gimmicks to its competitorsparticularly Samsung, whose phones have been sprouting features likeeyeballtrackingand optional Dick Tracy accessories.
As usual, Apple executives werenot at a loss for superlativeswhen it came to describing the new phone. Phil Schier called the 5S perhaps the mostforward thinking phone anyone has ever made. As for the 5C, Jony Ive weighed in with a somewhatSystromian koan Its quite remarkable when something feels miliar and yet is new at the same time. Jony, I think the word you were looking for is disappointing. As in, its quite disappointing when a supposedly new iPhone feels so miliar.