iPhone-5s-gold-three-up-back-front-profile-1024x892Well, the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C were finally revealed by Apple.  After months of speculation, seeing rumors, leaked images, you name it, we finally see the two phones revealed by the Cupertino giant.  The response to the two iPhones has been mixed, however, many users are quite impressed with the iPhone 5S and what it brings to the table.

First of all, the iPhone 5S introduces a whole new category of smartphone architecture.  The new iPhone 5S comes in 64-bit ‘desktop-class architecture’.  This is the first time we are seeing a 64-bit system move into a smartphone.  Apple is the first company to introduce the 64-bit system into the mobile world, and surely enough, we will see other companies implementing this system in their smartphones in the near future.

When compared to the original iPhone back in 2007, the iPhone 5S sports an A7 chip, which is 40 times faster CPU and 56 times faster graphics performance.  Phil Schiller said that on the GPU side, the A7 supports the latest in mobile graphics standard, including OpenGL EL for console-level graphics.  The 64-bit chip is able to run the 32-bit system apps until they get support for the higher architecture.

For the iPhone 5C, it’s exactly what we expected it to be.  The internals of the 5C are very similar to the iPhone 5, which is now discontinued.  Below are details about both the iPhone 5S.  Since the iPhone 5C is similar to the iPhone 5, we already know of those specs.

iPhone 5S Specification:

Finish:

  • Space Gray
  • Gold
  • Silver

Capacity and Price:

  • 16GB – $199
  • 32GB – $299
  • 64GB – $399

Weight and Dimensions:

  • Height: 4.87 inches (123.8 mm)
  • Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
  • Depth: 0.30 inch (7.6 mm)
  • Weight: 3.95 ounces (112 grams)

Chips:

  •  A7 chip with 64-bit architecture
  •  M7 motion coprocessor

Cellular and Wireless:

  • Model A1533 (GSM)*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25)
  • Model A1533 (CDMA)*: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25)
  • Model A1453*: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26)
  • Model A1457*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
  • Model A1530*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20); TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40)
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Location:

  • Assisted GPS and GLONASS
  • Digital compass
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cellular

Touch ID:

  • Fingerprint identity sensor built into the Home button

Display:

  • Retina display
  • 4-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
  • 1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • 800:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • 500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

iSight Camera:

  • 8 megapixels with 1.5µ pixels
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • True Tone flash
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Autofocus
  • Tap to focus
  • Face detection
  • Panorama
  • Burst mode
  • Photo geotagging

Video Recording:

  • 1080p HD video recording
  • 30 fps
  • True Tone flash
  • Slo-mo video
  • Improved video stabilization
  • Take still photo while recording video
  • Face detection
  • 3x zoom
  • Video geotagging

FaceTime Camera:

  • 1.2MP photos (1280 by 960)
  • 720p HD video recording
  • Backside illumination sensor

Video Calling:

  • FaceTime
  • iPhone 5s to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular
  • Initiate video calls over LTE, DC-HSDPA, HSPA+, 3G, and 2G
  • HVGA-resolution (480 by 368) calls over Wi-Fi

Audio Calling:

  • FaceTime
  • iPhone 5s to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi‑Fi or cellular

Audio Playback:

  • Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit

TV and Video:

  • AirPlay mirroring and video out to Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation)
  • Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
  • Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Power and Battery:

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
  • Talk time: Up to 10 hours on 3G
  • Standby time: Up to 250 hours
  • Internet use: Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 10 hours on LTE, up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Video playback: Up to 10 hours
  • Audio playback: Up to 40 hours

Sensors:

  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Fingerprint identity sensor

In the Box:

  • iPhone 5s with iOS 7
  • Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Documentation