Finally, Apple has finally pulled the curtain for its next-generation iPhone, which was preceded by crazy number of rumors, leaks and speculations. After officially announcing the low-cost alternative, iPhone 5C, the Cupertino outfit wasted no time and announced the iPhone 5S. Here are some preliminary information about Apple's upcoming flagship device.
First off, Apple showed off the three colors of the iPhone 5S, which are Gold, Slate (gray) and Silver. It is made of high-grade aluminum and distinguished itself by having chamfered edges. Under the hood, it will pack an A7 chip which is touted as the "world’s first 64-bit mobile processor," which is nothing short of impressive. This makes the iPhone 5S twice as fast as the iPhone 5. With OpenGL|ES 3.0 support, graphics are now 56x faster.
The iPhone 5S also comes with an M7 chip, which is basically a motion co-processor. The M7 chip will measure the accelerometer, gyroscope and compass. This will enable developers to create a "new generation of health and fitness apps." The phone also features Touch ID, which is a new sensor that can scan your fingerprints for security purposes. High-end camera features are also packed into the new iPhone 5S.
The iPhone 5S will go on sale on September 20 and will launch on countries like the US, UK, China, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Japan and Singapore. As for the pricing, $199 for the 16GB version, $299 for 32GB, and $399 for 64GB. Cases will be sold separately at $39 each.
We'll be doing a detailed write-up about the iPhone 5S, so stay tuned for that. [images via TheVerge]Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback