This is the iPhone 5s

By , Sep 10, 2013

iPhone 5s side by side gold in front

Well the big moment has finally arrived. After months of rumors, reports and speculation, Apple has just taken the wraps off of its new flagship smartphone: the iPhone 5s.

It’s a familiar-looking handset with a bevy of upgrades—including a new 64-bit A7 processor, and a handful of new features. And yes, it looks like there’s a new gold colorway…

iPhone 5s space gray gold silver

For the most part, it looks like all of the rumors have been spot on. There’s 2 new colors: gold and ‘Space Grey,’ and there’s a pill-shaped LED flash on the backside of the handset.

On the inside, the phone is running a brand new system-on-a-chip called the A7—it’s the first 64-bit processor used in a smartphone. And it’s really fast—over twice as fast as A6.

It also appears that there’s a new component called the M7. It’s a “motion co-processor,” and it works alongside the A7 measuring things like the accelerometer, compass, and gyroscope.

Battery life doesn’t appear to be much of an improvement over previous models. Apple is quoting 10 hours of 3G talk time, 10 Hours of LTE browsing.

iPhone 5s battery life

The 5s also has an all-new camera, which sports a new five-element Apple-designed lens, an F2.2 aperture and a 15% larger active sensor area. The pixels are larger too:—1.5 microns. The camera is capable of burst-mode, recording video in 720p, and in slow-motion at 120 fps (frames per second).

iPhone 5s camera hardware

And finally, Apple saved the best for last: Touch ID. All of the rumors were true, the iPhone 5s has a fingerprint sensor built into its Home button to be used for fast and secure authentication.

The sensor itself is 170 microns thin and is based on capacitive touch technology with a resolution of 500 ppi. This means that users shouldn’t have any problem getting a clean and quick scan.

All of this will be available in 9 countries on September 20, and in over 100 countries by September. And the 16GB model will start at $199 with a carrier contract.

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  • Chris Gilmore

    wtf do they mean, my iPhone 5 will be rendered useless now!?

    • Sandeep Koikal

      same here!!

    • Sandeep Koikal

      but will wait for iPhone 6 its almost similar no need to upgrade bud

      • Singed

        I’m pretty sure iPhone 5 users shouldn’t worry for a few years minimum. Knowing Apple, I’d say iPhone 8 would be the perfect phone to upgrade to.

      • Sam

        same here

  • Louis Pei

    No graphite and black and gold I see. Good.

  • Jonathan

    I’m in love.

    • Sam

      lol

  • Romy Ahuja

    Apple need some new designs :-/

    • Rowan09

      iPhone 6 will be a new design not S models.

      • Romy Ahuja

        I know it buddy
        m fed up with this look

      • Matt Dowdy

        We all know that s stands for same….

    • Julio Cesar

      At least it have new colors

      • Romy Ahuja

        Yup
        A7 chip is enough to upgrade

      • Micaiah Martin

        DUDE! 64 bit with up to 2x the speed as the iPhone 5. HECK YEAH!

    • ConduciveMammal

      New designs are reserved for new models, not revisions which is basically what the S-models are

  • n0ahcruz3

    Wheres the black and slate(which i hate)? I guess they axed it hahaha.

  • Taf Khan

    A 64bit CPU in the A7.., this thing is gonna rock! That should blow away the likes of Samesung!

    • Guest

      Stop trying to start pointless comment wars. You also have no way of knowing, so don’t act like you do. The phone isn’t even out yet.

      • Taf Khan

        If Tim says so… And Jonny backs him up, I don’t need any more proof.

      • Guest

        Yes, you do. You have absolutely no idea how it will preform in the real world. Jony and Tim are some of the biggest people at Apple. You don’t think they’ll stretch the truth to make it sound better than it really is?

        Almost every company in the world does that, it’s called marketing.

      • Stephen Michael Simon

        blah blah blah I post as a Guest aka troll because I just go and troll all the Apple blogs…

      • Guest

        I’m not trying to troll. I am just stating that he has no idea how the phone will preform in the real world, which is what really matters.

      • Singed

        He raised extremely relevant points against a man who obviously started a Samsung hate thread.
        Which one is the unreasonable troll again?

      • dd

        RESPECT THISS^

      • Singed

        Let’s say I own a lemonade stand. I make great lemonade, get lots of profit and gather up enough fans. People start following me on my projects and absolutely adore my lemonade.
        Then I stand up on my stall and claim that my lemonade is “the best in the universe and there isn’t any type of drink or food anywhere close to my amazing lemonade”
        Should people believe it?
        I mean, I made the lemonade, of course I know better!
        Then, flocks of sheep start believing it. Because it’s the truth. Since I said so.

      • Taf Khan

        Errrm…. Can I have a taste?

      • dialogueanalog

        exactly!

      • Taf Khan

        Yes, I agree I would be intrigued to know if what’s in the bottle lives up to the hype.

        Track record counts, that’s why I can say I know what I’m getting with Apple. Johnny Ive and Tim Cooke haven’t been a let down so far, I expect the same again.

    • Stephen Michael Simon

      I agree with you 110%, screw the trolls!

      • Taf Khan

        Haha… It mustn’t be fun right now for the S4 mobb.

      • dialogueanalog

        why? Apple havent released a phone yet, they announced it. People are happy with their S4s and people will probably be happy with their iphones. Put it this way, if there was no S4 then Apple would not feel as pressured to bring in new and big features. 64 bit architecture is really interesting though. wonder what theyre looking to do with it.

      • mus1CKFps

        I agree with you that’s all called competition to each their own

    • Chuck Finley

      >Calls Samsung “Samesung”
      >iPhone 5s hasn’t changed anything from the iPhone 5 except specs and a new gimmick feature

      What a dumbass iSheeple.

  • Romy Ahuja

    Apple need to launch a new look and designs :-(

    • Piyush

      that’s for iPhone 6 dude , iPhone 5s is specs upgrade with added features.

    • Osama Muhammed

      iphone 6 new design — 6s same design with one big feature

  • Alejandro M. Marez

    hmph, the square’s gone on the home button.

  • hkgsulphate

    i will trust every single leak from now on

    • JL

      Same here lol

  • Joseph

    I told you all that graphite was fake, but you downvoted me. I win!

    Also, this is hardly something we’ve been speculating about. Apple is so horrible at keeping secrets since the iPhone 4 leaked, that we’ve been predicting pretty much everything correctly.

    They also intentionally didn’t show the front of the device yet. Fingerprint sensor?

    • felixtaf

      They showed it in Infinity Blade 3 demo…

      • Joseph

        No shown screenshot.

      • felixtaf

        Yeah, home button had a ring like the leaks…

      • Joseph

        Yeah. The picture wasn’t there when I commented that, for reference.

      • felixtaf

        Oh k… Jus announced… Touch ID

  • chumawumba

    Omg I have to break my iPhone 5 now

  • ic0dex

    Rip OFF

  • Michael Jordet

    So far, So boring!

  • Milo

    iPhone 5Same lol

    • ConduciveMammal

      iPhone 5 Upgrade. Not Replacement.

  • Joshua Catimpo

    OMG OMG OMG OMG

  • Joshua Catimpo

    now i feel that my iphone 5 is stupid hahaha

  • Dan

    So basically it’s a faster version of iPhone 5, as expected. No wow for me.

    • felixtaf

      An usual S upgrade….

    • ConduciveMammal

      Why would you expect anything different? That’s been the whole point of all S-models.

      • felixtaf

        He never said that he expected something new. He said he expected that it’s a faster version of iPhone 5..

      • Dan

        Well I didn’t expect, but I hoped. They came out with 5C, could of came out with iPhone 5S big screen version or something other than fingerprint or faster specs.

  • Nestea80

    120fps Slo-Mo … that’s pretty cool!

  • Girish

    im nt impressed :(

  • n0ahcruz3

    Yaaaaaaawwwwn. Meh

  • Kenny Woodard

    ring around home button just turns on fingerprint sensor “touch ID”

  • felixtaf

    Touch ID will never be stored on Apple servers or backed up to iCloud. That’s great news! (Engadget)

    • Taf Khan

      But if a law enforcement agency recovers a stolen iPhone 5s.. can they find out who has been handling it…? iPhone 5s should be the least stolen iphone in the world, albeit once thieves catch on…

      • dialogueanalog

        There is always a way.

  • Kenny Woodard

    usual prices
    16gb is 199$

  • Matthew Cooper

    Ok lets start the iPhone 6 rumors…after seeing this im bored and looking forward to the 6 model

  • felixtaf

    F*ck that… 16GB again!!!!

  • Kenny Woodard

    They will be offering iphone 4s at 8gb for free..

  • felixtaf

    Looks like no new iPad!

  • Chris Gilmore

    what about life proof cases? They’re rendered useless if you want to use the fingerprint.

    • Siddharth Desai

      D’Oh!

  • Guest

    look how android lovers that never came here, starting to destroy de incredible specs of iphone 5s

  • ClaudieX X

    look how android lovers that never came here, are destroying the incredible specs of iphone 5s.

  • Steve Jobs

    i am so glad apple comes with the silver frame back on the black one! AWESOME!!!!

  • Hwang Lee

    The fingerprint sensor is a good idea, but the thing is, I highly doubt that it’s gonna be that good. I mean it’ll probably work, but not as well as people perceive it to.
    Like all those incredible features exclusive to different phones don’t work that well to be honest, and Apple is no exception.
    I see the fingerprint sensor to be the only reason for an upgrade, but besides that, I don’t think people should jump straight away to this iPhone.

    • bw00ds

      The fingerprint sensor has worked great on my laptops. Love it.

  • jocastro

    im honestly disappointed, the only things cool is the ID censor

    • Siddharth Desai

      Agreed. Cool, but unnecessary.

  • Well_Said

    Seriously, what’s all the excitement about?

  • Jaffy Bratt

    I think the iSight camera will shoot 1080p HD video and not 720p only. The article above could refer the recording capability on the facetime camera.

  • Stephen Michael Simon

    So glad I only buy “S” models, they improved on every aspect I was personally hoping for! Can’t wait to own this sucker!

    • ConduciveMammal

      I’m still rocking the iPhone 4 :D But I expect I’ll now only go for the S-Models

  • nyangejr

    you are mine

  • Ali Alsarraf

    Apple sucks no 1080p screens

  • Chuck Norris

    What if i don’t have a thumb?

    • Singed

      IPhone 6s will have an eye retina scanner for people without thumbs. Or fingers.

  • אביאור רוקח

    iPhone 5S the change did not change.

  • DexterWhite

    looks like my iPhone 5 is good enough for another year lol, sorry to say but these “S” releases have begun to feel really lousy.

    • dialogueanalog

      I think with iphones it is better to upgrade every other one. I have always upgraded the s versions. so my first iphone was 3gs, then 4s and now 5s. that way i get a new shape every time and big features. upgrading every year just seems underwhelming for me.

  • Dao Sasone

    Suc!

  • Joseph A. Ahmad

    That gun metal… I’ve found my new color. White, it’s been real, and gold, sorry, but gun metal is calling my name.

  • Thiago Vaccaro

    Meh

  • m_agee2790

    You dumbasses wouldn’t know a good upgrade if it smacked you right in the face. Its 2 really awesome new phones that apple is rolling out. The first ever time too. You have the iPhone5C with its brand new polycarbonate single back multicolored look, and then you have the 5s with the new A7 Chip, HUGE new camera improvements, and then finally the Fingerprint Sensor. Apple has done an amazing job rolling out these two phones and I for one am looking forward to the release date.

  • cris

    Iphone 5s clears my doubts about having note 3…..by watching iphone 5s I am sure I am getting note 3