APPLE September 2013 Event Coverage
iPhone 5S - Brand new flagship iPhone.
- $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, $399 for 64GB (with a two year contract)
- Unlocked pricing: $649 for 16GB, $749 for 32GB, $849 for 64GB
- Three colors: Space gray, Gold, and Silver
- On sale September 20 in US, China, UK, Japan, and other countries. Not available for pre-orders.
- Brand new Apple-designed CPU: Apple A7
- A7 is a fully 64-bit CPU; first ever on a mobile phone
- iOS 7 runs in 64 bit mode, along with all Apple apps
- 40x CPU speed boost and 56x boost in graphics performance over the original iPhone.
- New M7 coprocessor, a dedicated low-power partner to the A7 for efficient access to accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass data, without waking up the more power-hungry A7.
- Touch ID sensor: fingerprint sensor built directly into the home button
- Sensor can scan sub-dermal fingerprint in any orientation, at 500px resolution, with a sensor that’s only 170 microns thin
- Unlocking iPhone is as simple as touching the home button
- Fingerprint can also be used to authenticate within apps, such as buying apps/movies/music/etc via iTunes
- Up to five unique fingerprints can be stored to unlock the device
- Improved iSight camera that supports recording slow motion video at 120fps with a 15% larger sensor
- Front-facing camera is now Facetime HD (720p)
- Apple is offering new-style leather cases too, for $39 each.
- New category of iPhone in five colors: Green, white, blue, pink, and yellow
- $99 for 16GB, $199 for 32GB. (with two year contract)
- Unlocked pricing: $549 for 16GB, $649 for 32GB
- Pre-orders begin September 13th. On sale September 20th.
- Ships with iOS 7; OS wallpapers match the body color of the phone.
- Phone body is a single piece of molded polycarbonate plastic with no seams
- New soft silicon rubber cases to match the 5C body, with cut-outs that show the body colors through the case. $29 each.
- Internal case structure is steel reinforced
- Larger battery than original iPhone 5
- Same basic internal components (A6 processor) as the iPhone 5
- Improved front camera, same rear camera as iPhone 5
- iOS 7 will be released September 18th for iPad 2+, iPhone 4+, and the 5th Gen iPod Touch.
- iPhone 4S is now free on contract
- iPhone 4 is discontinued everywhere except China
- iPhone 5 also discontinued
- The iWork iOS apps (Numbers, Keynote, Pages) are now free with any new iOS device.
- iPhoto and iMovie are also now free with all iOS devices.
- By the end of October Apple will have sold over 700 million iOS devices worldwide.
- The event ended with a private performance by Elvis Costello.