Apple has announced the successor to the Apple iPhone 5, the Apple iPhone 5S. The phone was revealed, along with its tech brother the iPhone 5C, at a press event in Cupertino, California on September 10th. Lets take a look at what sets this phone apart from the iPhone 5 and what new features Apple has introduced with this iteration of its massively popular iPhone line.
The first, and biggest, innovation worth discussing is the introduction of the fingerprint reader embedded in the home button of the new iPhone. In addition to serving as a means to lock and unlock your device, this fingerprint reader introduces a bevy of new features such as the ability to pay for songs, movies, and apps through either Apple's App Store or iTunes using just your fingerprint. Well this is cool, when developers get their hands on this tech there is sure to be an influx of ideas on how to further optimize this potentially revolutionary tech.
In addition to that small piece of news, the iPhone 5S will be arriving in an all-new colour. Apple calls it Champagne, but lets be real, this is a gold iPhone. I was originally skeptical, but I have since warmed up to the idea of a golden iPhone. It could have turned out very cheesy, but thankfully this golden iPhone is gorgeous.
In addition to the outside, the inside of the iPhone 5S got a serious makeover. The new iPhone 5S ships with an all new 64-bit, A7 processor. This tech doesn't just improve over the iPhone, it doubles its processing power and introduces the world to console level graphics on a handheld device. In fact, the new processor makes the iPhone 5S 56 times as powerful as the original iPhone.
While there will always be skeptics, I think the Apple iPhone 5S has delivered on all counts and will be a rousing success for Apple. The upgrades as excellent, the potential for the fingerprint scanner is pretty much limitless, and the new colour is a thing to behold. Check out the new iPhone when it hits stores September 20th.