The iPhone 5c wasn’t the only new iPhone announced today. Those who prefer Apple’s higher end iPhone will gravitate towards the iPhone 5s. It will come in Space Gray, Gold and Silver colors. It maintains a 4-inch Retina display, but has gotten some significant improvements under the hood. It has a new camera, a fingerprint sensor and the first 64-bit ever seen in a smartphone. Along with the new A7 processor, the iPhone 5s also has a M7 coprocessor that was designed to gather motion data. This means devices such as Nike’s Fuelband will feel more at home on the iPhone than ever before.
The iSight on the iPhone 5s is much improved over the previous camera. It has a f/ 2.2 aperture and a sensor that’s 15% larger. That means it’ll be easier to take low-light photos with less noise. Apple says the sensor can collect 33% more light than the iPhone 5′s camera sensor. There are also two LEDs on the back of the phone. When the flash is used, the white LED and the amber LED will work together to ensure your subject is lit properly. Those aren’t the best parts though. The new iSight camera has built-in image stabilization and can record slow motion 720p HD videos at 120 frames per second. That’s insane for a phone.
The fingerprint sensor is called Touch ID. This feature can be used to bypass putting in a lockscreen code. It can also be used to downloads things from iTunes without having to put in your password.
So when can you get one? Pre-orders start on September 13 and retail availability starts September 20. It’ll cost $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB and $399 for 64GB. Those of us in the U.S. can pick up these phones on Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T. The unlocked versions will cost $649, $749 and $849.