Monday, September 23, 2013

iPhone 5S is now available

Mixed reactions to both 5C and 5S from local users. Touch ID is not enough to drive customer crazy. Fun users like the color of 5C but after a while sets in fatigue.  One Jane Doe user I questioned told me that she had a look at the 5C but she is satisfied with her old phone for now. She did not like the black front. She appeared to me like a careful spender and would not jump at a new introduction. iPhone 5S appears nice and the finger print impression on the screen appears to have fewer lines than in the original(the thumb). I am sure law enforcement folks may need a scanner with better resolution. The one in the picture shows lot more lines than what I experienced, perhaps it depends on the pressure on the Home button.

The sales are reported to be higher than for the previous version. However take a look at this review here post September 18.

What are its features?
  • It is the first smart phone with 64 bit architecture
  • It has an outstanding camera
  • It has finger print recognition system
  • The above in addition to other standard features.
It comes in 3 colors, Gold (very easy to seduce Indian and Chinese markets), Silver and grey. In fact, I heard that gold colored 5S is sold out in China. 

The A7 chip is at the heart of this phone with the M7 chip providing much needed motion related data processing.

Here are some of the details of the chips:

A7 chip was designed by Samsung using its 28 nm Hi K Metal Gate process. It is twice as fast as A6 and it is the first time 64-bit architecture used on a smart phone. Even for computers 64-bit is a recent introduction. 

The M7 Co-processor takes care of motion data from accelerometers, gyroscope, and compass.M7 lessens the load on the A7. M7 is from NXP Semiconductors (part number NXP LPC18A1) and is based on ARM's Cortex-M3 architecture. NXP details are found here:

The above details were excerpted from the following site:

About future iPhones:

Read my post on Apple's future chips, and who provides them here:

Here are some screen shots, more details in my other blog here:

About Touch ID

Finger print detection is accessed via Home button(See picture). 

Here are some technical details:

Phone buttons and externals:

  • Retina display
  • 4-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display

iSightCamera (very similar to iPhone5c)

  • Auto-focus
  • Tap to focus
  • Face detection
  • Panorama
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Burst mode
  • Photo geotagging
Power and battery life:
  • 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
Built-in sensors:
  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Fingerprint identity sensor
Default (out of the box APPs):
Looks like a complete set but fewer than in 5C!

Additional free apps:

For complete specs here is the link from which some of the above were taken:

Follow to read this review here:

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