After the numerous leaks, Apple revealed the iPhone 5S during their special event today. It’s the company’s first handset to run their 64-bit A7 chip, which is purported to be twice as fast as the iPhone 5. Thanks to OpenGL ES 3.0, the graphics are five times faster than the iPhone 5. Available in slate, gold, or silver options, the iPhone 5S will be available on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint beginning September 20th – $199 16GB; $299 32GB version, $399 64GB version all with a new two-year contract. Continue reading for two videos, hands-on pictures and additional information.
Along with the A7, Apple is using a “motion coprocessor” in the 5S called the M7. It continuously measures motion data with an accelerometer, gyroscope and compass support. It’s supposed to “enable a new generation of health and fitness apps” by letting apps use all that motion data without tapping into the A7.
Apple dubs the feature “Touch ID.” The scanner adds another layer of security to your iPhone by allowing you to use the fingerprint scanner in lieu of a passcode. Place your thumb down on the new sapphire crystal home button and the iPhone 5S will unlock.