It has iOS 7, which was a given, but the iPhone 5S features new additions that may be even better: the iSight camera has a 15 percent larger sensor, a larger f2.2 aperture, an improved flash, image stabilization, slow motion capture, and a burst mode perfect for taking action shots.
Apple has fitted the iPhone 5S with a new processor: the first 64-bit processor on a smartphone, called the A7, that features twice the number of transistors as its predecessor (more than 1 billion) according to Apple’s Phil Schiller. The CPU and GPU have received double the speed with OpenGL ES 3.0 on board, but can still remain compatible with the 32-bit apps of that all iOS devices have had, thus far.
The new security enhancement comes in the form of a fingerprint sensor built into the home button, called Touch ID, giving you one-touch access to the iPhone 5 and is a password replacement to your Apple ID. It’ll be available for pre-order later this month on September 20th at T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Wireless in traditional 16GB or 32GB.
Also, a new color option alongside the usual black and white: gold.