Apple announces iPhone 5S, fingerprint scanner, first 64-bit phone, gold option

Apple announces iPhone 5S, fingerprint scanner, first 64-bit phone, gold option
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Apple has today announced its next-generation smartphone, the iPhone 5S, at a press conference in Cupertino. The device looks much like the previous model but has many improvements. Firstly it's made from high-grade aluminum and will come in silver, gold, and a space gray. It features a brand new A7 chip which is the first ever 64-bit chip in a smartphone. It also features an M7 chip that Apple calls a Motion coprocessor. It will continuously measure motion data, accelerator, gyroscope and compass, meaning a new generation of health and fitness apps will be capable.

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It also looks like the rumours about a fingerprint scanner are true. The button on the iPhone 5S is a Touch ID sensor which will you can use to scan your finger for added security. Simply touching your home button will unlock your phone.

Apple says the iPhone 5S is twice as fast in speed and graphics are 56x faster, it also runs OpenGL|ES 3.0. Battery life is 10 hours 3G talk time, 10 Hours LTE browsing, and 250 hours of standby.

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The new back camera on the iPhone 5S features a new five-element Apple-designed lens with an F2.2 aperture that can shoot 720p HD video at 120FPS, that's slow-mo. The sensor has a 15 percent larger active area and features larger pixels which Apple says will create better images. The camera app in iOS 7 will automatically set white balance, exposure, and create a dynamic local tone map, and more. When you take a shot, it actually takes several and selects the best automatically.

The new flash on the iPhone 5S features two LEDs, one cool and white, the other warm and amber. This means that the device can combine the two to get the right colour balance when the flash is used. A new burst mode is also packed in, which can shoot 10 frames per second, this will also pick the best shot automatically.