Apple announced their faster, 64-bit next generation iPhone 5S to the world today. Available in three colors (slate, silver and gold), the design is reminiscent of the now discontinued iPhone 5 in look and feel.
What exactly is new about this new iPhone? Featuring a 64-bit processor, a first on a smartphone, the iPhone 5S is 2x faster than the iPhone 5. A new processor has also been added–the M7 Motion coprocessor, which continuously measures motion data (accelerometer, gyroscope and compass), allowing for a new generation of health and fitness apps…or any other app that relies on tracking movement. The chip allows for more precise identification of user movement and therefore allows the device to optimize itself based on contextual awareness.
Battery life clocks in at 10 hours of 3G talk time, 250 hours of standby, as ell as 10 hours of LTE browsing and 40 hours of music playback. The camera is vastly improved, featuring a new Apple-designed lens with a F2.2 aperture. Pixels become bigger at 1.5 microns–equaling a better picture–and iOS 7 has been designed to take full advantage of it. Finally, a new flash module (dubbed “True Tone”) has been added, featuring two LED’s–one cool and one warm–offering over 1,000 unique variations to get the perfect picture. The new camera also features auto image stabilization.