Apple unveiled the iPhone 5s in September 2013. The smartphone quickly claimed the throne as the top-tier device for the company's mobile selection. Since that time, the iPhone 5s has continued to reign as far as most people are concerned.
While the iPhone 5c offered a few improvements on the prior model, the 5s actually comes with a number of notable updates.
This model runs on a 64-bit A7 chip. Amongst other things, this chip offers CPU performance that is 40 times better than the original iPhone. The chip still makes for an output that is twice what the iPhone 5 can do, both in terms of CPU and graphics.
One extremely notable and popular addition to the new iPhone 5s is a fingerprint scanner that works with its touch system. It is built right into the iPhone's home button, meaning that the user merely needs to place their finger on said button to unlock their phone. To anyone else, the phone will be inaccessible. This is the first time technology like this has been used for a mobile device.
The iPhone 5s also features the new M7 coprocessor. This allows the device to determine whether you're walking, running or driving. Paired with the new fitness apps, the phone is capable of tracking your physical activity accurately.
Another exciting aspect about the Apple iPhone 5s is its improved battery life. Though the same size as its predecessor, the 5s actually has a bigger battery that gives it a longer operating time. The camera on the 5s is also improved.
Just like the iPhone 5 was able to support iOS 6, this model is able to handle iOS 7. It is also built with OpenGL ES 3.0 functionality.