Apple Launches iPhone 5s

by Ben Alford

So here we are another year, another iPhone. Well actually this year has been quite a surprise with the unveiling of both the highly anticipated iPhone 5s and the friendlier iPhone 5c. Released worldwide on the 20th of September, The iPhone 5s hit shelves with a bang creating queues longer than another other release in cities all around the globe.


So what makes this release so much more special than the previous? Well with its A7 CPU, It will run 40x faster than the original iPhone and is able to run OpenGL 3.0 games. Pairing this new power with its new M7 Motion Coprocessor, this will handle accelerometer, compass and gyroscope duties. Yet somehow it still manages up to 10 hours of 3G or 4G web browsing, or up to 250 hours on standby. It will also run fast on 4G plans thanks to its support of global LTE bands.

The handset is available in Gold, Silver and Space Grey colours, Keeping the same glass and aluminium body as the current iPhone 5. The big new addition is the Touch ID ring integrated into the home button, which allows extra security by reading your fingerprint under the epidermal layer. Also the home button is now made from sapphire crystal to avoid scratches.

The rear camera sensor is around 15% larger than the outgoing model, and uses 1.5 micron pixels for improved low-light shooting. The f/2.2 aperture is larger too, and is paired with a twin-LED flash for even more light when shooting in dark conditions with one cool white flash and a second warmer amber LED that automatically adjusts depending on lighting conditions for the best picture. Apple has dubbed this system ‘True Tone’.  Image stabilisation and best shot selection are both automatic. There’s also a burst shot mode and 120fps slow motion video recording at 720p, along with the new filters found in iOS7.

Both the iPhone 5s and 5c will both launch with Apples new iOS7 preinstalled and ready to go. Its main change is the visuals, Deciding to go with a pastel colour palette and flattened icons. For people with multiple iOS devices, the new Notification Sync makes things a lot easier by syncing all your notifications from all your devices together so you won’t have multiple notifications you’ve already seen. The redesigned Notification Center now lets you scroll through messages, emails, tweets and other notifications in a long list. The major addition is Control Center , which puts common settings and toggles such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Flight mode and brightness in one location. Allowing you to easily switch between apps, access your music and even use a flashlight just by swiping up from the bottom of your screen.

All in all, The new iPhone 5s is everything we could’ve wanted from the upgrade and more. I highly look forward to seeing Apples next effort and what the future will bring.

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