In addition to the iPhone 5c, Apple also announced the iPhone 5s with premium looks and features. Apple touts iPhone 5s as the “most forward-thinking iPhone yet” with the all new Apple A7 processor along with support for 64-bit desktop-class architecture. Major highlights of this device are the gold colour option as previously rumoured and the integration of a fingerprint sensor for better security. Dubbed as Touch ID, it will enable users to unlock the device with a touch on the home button or even authorise iTunes payments without having to enter a password again. Apple further says, the fingerprint information is encrypted and stored securely in a Secure Enclave inside the A7 chip and is never stored on Apple servers or backed up to iCloud.
The new A7 chip supports OpenGL ES 3.0 for improved gaming, M7 motion coprocessor to track motion data, new 8MP iSight camera with f2.2 aperture and larger sensor with new Burst Mode, Slo-Mo video with 120 fps and a new FaceTime HD camera for better low-light performance. iPhone 5s also supports LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and 10 hours of battery life.
Just like with the iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s users will also receive free download of Apple apps like iPhoto, iMovie, Pages, Numbers and Keynote.
iPhone 5s will arrive on September 20 in gold, silver and space gray for $199 (16GB), $299 (32GB) and $399 (64GB) on contract. Non-contract price goes from $649 for 16GB, $749 for 32GB and $849 for 64GB. iPhone 5s will be available in the US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK on September 20.