The iPhone 5c, 5s and iOS 7: What You Need To Know

So what happened at today’s big iPhone event? Let’s find out.

iTunes Festival

  • In its 7th year
  • 20 million people applied

Retail

  • New store in Stanford that’s 1,100 sq ft.
  • The Stanford store has glass on 3 sides. Looks amazing
  • Two rooms: One up front for demos, back room for Genius Bar, etc.
  • This month Apple will ship the 700 millionth iOS Device

iOS 7

  • More convenient search in iOS 7, right in Notification Center
  • Lots of edge-to-edge apps
  • New sound effects for calls and texts
  • Can search for tweets with Siri
  • New square aspect ratio camera
  • Built-in filters and more in the camera app as well
  • AirDrop showcased for iOS 7. Easier way to move photos and so on between devices. It works on P2P Wi-Fi.
  • iTunes Radio. All about discovering new music.
  • Over 200 new features
  • Comes out on Sept 18 for iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, iPad mini and iPod touch (5th Gen)

iWork/iPhoto/iMovie

  • All for iOS 7.
  • All Free for any new iOS device.
The iPhone 5C

The iPhone 5C

 

iPhone 5C

  • Comes in lime green, white, blue, red/pink, yellow
  • Entire back and sides are made from just one part. No seams.
  • Custom cases with soft feel silicone rubber. Circular cutouts to show the color underneath.
  • Hard coated polycarbonate shell
  • 4-inch Retina display and integrated touch layer on iPhone 5C.
  • A6 processor.
  • Slightly larger battery than iPhone 5.
  • 8MP iSight camera, backside illumination, hybrid IR filter, 5-element lens. FaceTime HD camera on front size with more pixels.
  • FaceTime Audio
  • Dual band Wi-Fi,
  • Bluetooth 4.0More LTE bands than any other smartphone in the world
  • Up to 100Mbps download speed
  • iOS 7 wallpapers complement the iPhone 5C colors
  • $99 for 16GB, $199 for 32GB
  • Cases are $29 each
  • Pre-order Sept 13
  • Buy in store Sept 20
The new Touch ID on the iPhone 5S

The new Touch ID on the iPhone 5S

 

iPhone 5S

Three colors: gold, white and black (or slate and silver, depending on your perspective)

A7 Processor

  • 64-bits, works with iOS 7
  • Backwards compatible
  • Almost twice as fast as A6
  • Amazing with games, such as the new Infinity Blade III.

M7 Motion Co-Processor

  • Accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, all in one piece.
  • Enables a new generation of health and fitness apps.
  • Can tell if walking, driving, etc.

Battery Life

  • 3G talk time: 10 hours
  • 10 hours LTE browsing
  • 10 hours Wi-Fi browsing
  • 40 hours music
  • 250 hours standby

Camera

  • 5-element lens
  • F2.2 aperture
  • 1.5 micron pixels. Bigger pixels = better pixels.
  • iOS 7 takes advantage of new sensor
  • iOS 7 adjusts exposure and settings automatically to take a better pic
  • DSLR-level autofocus.
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Burst mode for multiple photos and it combines to get the sharper ones. 10 frames per second.
  • A7 determines best pic out of burst
  • 120 FPS slow-mo video.
  • 5S camera shoots 720P video at 120 FPS
  • Normal video is 1080P at 30FPS
  • 28 MP panoramic shots

True tone flash

  • Lights according to color temperature in the room
  • One is white, one is amber
  • 1,000 unique variations

Security

  • Fingerprint sensor — Touch ID
  • It has a touch capacitive sensor
  • 500 pip resolution
  • 170 microns thin, scans sub-epidermal skin layers. Can read in any orientation, embedded in the home button
  • Covered by sapphire crystal
  • Just touch the home button and it unlocks
  • You can use it for iTunes purchases as well
  • Can handle multiple fingerprints
  • Encrypted fingerprints
  • Never available to other software.

Availability and Pricing

  • 16GB $199
  • 32 GB $299
  • 64 GB $399
  • All with 2- year contract
  • Purchase on Sept 20