Meet Apple’s long awaited iPhone 5S.
Touting the device as the first smartphone in the world to present a 64-bit desktop-class chip, Apple says the new iPhone 5S is the “most forward-thinking phone we’ve ever created.”
“The team has carefully considered every detail. It IS the gold standard,” Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, stated during the unveiling.
Schiller also confirmed that the device contains the the A7 chip, which is a staggeringly impressive 64-bit chip.
The new processor includes over 1 billion transistors.
All told, the CPU performance of the iPhone 5S is 40 times faster than the original iPhone.
The refreshed camera has a 5-element Apple designed lens with f/2.2 aperture. iOS 7 is designed to capitalize on the new camera, as it automatically sets white balance, exposure level, and more
The integrated camera app also delivers something called “Burst Mode,” which can capture up to 10 frames per second.
The A7 chip analyzes the burst shots and determines which is best. The upgraded camera also delivers slow-motion video capture capabilities at 120 frames per second (in 720p high-def.).
Pricing models represent business as usual for the iDevice maker. The iPhone 5S is $199 with a new two-year contract (16GB model). The 32GB model will run you $299 and the 64GB flavor costs $399.
Preorders commence this Friday, September 13th.
Both the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C will be available next Friday, September 20th in the United States, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore, and the U.K.