Justin case you have been living in a cocoon, we can bring you up to speed, Apple’s has just announced the iPhone 5S, an iteration of the iPhone 5. If you have seen the iPhone 5, this looks no different, but comes in three colors:silver, a new “space gray,” and gold — as was heavily rumored.
The high lighted feature is Touch ID, which is an integrated fingerprint sensor in the new sapphire home button that scans your “sub-epidermal layers”at 500 points per inch to read your fingerprint and unlock the phone and authenticate various features, like buying apps and music in iTunes and the App Store. There’s a capacitive ring around the that activates the sensor, and it can read your fingerprint in any orientation. You can also have it authenticated multiple fingerprints.
Fingerprints are encrypted and stored locally on the A7 chip in the phone itself — And those worried about security, Apple says fingerprints aren’t available to apps, nor are they sent to any servers or shared with cloud. The iPhone 5S come in 16, 32 and 64 GB versions.
It also has a new A7 chip, which Apple says is the first 64-bit chip in a Smartphone; iOS7 and the built-in apps are all 64-bit optimized. That all adds up to what Apple claims is up to a 40x bump in performance and a 56x bump in graphics performance, as well as support for OpenGL ES 3.0. Apple demoed Infinity Blade 3, which looked pretty astounding.
Apple claims to have improved battery life to 250 hours of standby, 10 hours of browsing on LTE, and 10 hours of talk on 3G.