News & Reviews: Apple iPhone 5S review
Last Updated: Aug 13, 2013
According to insider information, the next Apple iPhone, which should be the Apple iPhone 5S, is coming soon on 10 September 2013. This fits with previous release dates which also happened around this time period and while the rumour circulating is about the iPhone 5S release, it will also mark the final release of other related devices and products like perhaps iOS 7 (which is already in beta 5) and the supposedly low-cost Apple iPhone 5C. While these are the more definite announcements that are likely to happen on that date, bear in mind that the Apple iPad 5 could also make an appearance as backplate housing for the tablet has surfaced. The Apple iPad mini with Retina Display on the other hand is still slated for around 2014 though.
Last Updated: Jul 31, 2013
For those not in the know (or aren't an Apple iOS developer) then know this, Apple's iOS 7 beta 4 has been released. Apart from the new features and bug fixes, going through the change log confirms a new fingerprint scanner for the upcoming Apple iPhone 5S. This was found by developer Hamza Sood who discovered a folder labeled "BiometricKitUI". This folder contained script which described processes that show a fingerprint scanner in action. This included statements like "a person holding an iPhone with their left hand while touching the Home button with their thumb" or "A fingerprint that changes colour during the setup process". This would be a definite change from the norm as most 'S' upgrades to the Apple iPhone have largely been software and not hardware related.
Last Updated: Jul 24, 2013
While a whole bunch of Apple iPhone leaked images have appeared, from the plastic Apple iPhone Lite to the upcoming Apple iPhone 5S, this is the first time we've seen the iPhone 5S in gold. Featuring the same aluminum unibody chassis with a metallic gold backplate (and teal green Apple logo and wording) the image leak is shown side by side an existing Apple iPhone (or iPhone 5S) and the supposedly plastic Apple iPhone Lite. Whether or not these are real or just cheap knockoffs can't be ascertained just yet as both the real and fake versions come from China, which is where the leaked image of the gold Apple iPhone 5S comes from as well.
Last Updated: Jul 18, 2013
While bits and pieces of the upcoming Apple iPhone 5S have been appearing for quite some time now, new pics of the aluminum unibody chassis and some interesting new tech specs have recently surfaced. The new tech specs for the Apple iPhone 5S include:
- Apple A6 SoC processor (quad-core PowerVR SGX544MP4 GPU)
- 4-inch / 4.3-inch IGZO display (1136 x 640 pixels)
- 2GB RAM
- Supports NFC, fingerprint scanner
- 12MP camera (dual LED flash)
Last Updated: Jul 02, 2013
As owners of the first LTE-A network in the world, SK Telecom have approached Apple with the intention of having LTE-A support in an Apple iPhone device. Since the next iPhone to come out from Apple would be the iPhone 5S it would make it the next smartphone to have LTE-A support (and offer SK Telecom another LTE-A device for those LTE-A users who don't like the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A).
Last Updated: Jun 20, 2013
Apple's upcoming smartphone, the Apple iPhone 5S and the rumoured affordable iPhone Light have recently got some leaked images, this time in the form of to-scale drawings. What sets them apart is that they seem genuine enough for case makers to start manufacturing cases for them. The drawings reveal much as the more affordable iPhone Light retains the same shape with a 4-inch display but is slightly thicker due to the possibly plastic casing. The home button remains the same with a front facing camera.
Last Updated: Jun 14, 2013
Apple has long been a supporter of releasing only one product in a one-size-fits-all sort of approach with their devices and smartphones. The Apple iPhone is no different. Samsung on the other hand like to flood the market with a smartphone for every use, niche or price point, which is why some sources believe that Apple may be looking to do the same soon.
Last Updated: May 30, 2013
Based on a rumour from China, possibly from component suppliers, Apple may be doubling the amount of pixels in the screen for the next iPhone. This would result in the side bezels becoming thinner, following the same look and feel as the iPad mini. Currently, the iPhone 5 has a Retina display with 730000 pixels anda pixel density of 326ppi. Doubling the number of pixels would mean about 1500000 pixels for a pixel density of 460ppi.
Last Updated: May 09, 2013
While it still hasn't come out yet, the Apple iPhone 5S continues to gain more and more rumours. While hardware rumours such as an improved 2MP front-facing camera seem very unlikely (the S versions of Apple's iPhone usually involve software upgrades more than hardware upgrades) some rumours still fit. This includes a rumour from iOSDoc that mentions the next iPhone will come out with iOS 7 and the ability to record full HD Videos. It also mentions the fact that it may have a dual-shot feature allowing you to take a shot or a video using both cameras at the same time.
Last Updated: Apr 19, 2013
Apple's next iPhone iteration, the Apple iPhone 5S looks to be breaking with tradition as rather than a software update it may also include a hardware update as well. Rumours have recently surfaced that the Apple iPhone 5S may feature a 12MP camera, which is 4MP higher than the current 8MP camera sensor in the Apple iPhone 5. This rumour comes courtesy of a source from Wonderful Saigon Electrics, the component maket who deals with Apple's camera modules. Other features of the updated 12MP camera sensor include better low-light shooting and HDR support.