Hands on with the new 64-bit A7-powered iPhone 5s with new M7, camera features & Touch ID

“The new iPhone 5s joins the previously considered iPhone 5c as a pair of new options that take the company’s existing flagship iPhone 5 in new directions,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider. “While the 5c takes the 5 into the mainstream with iPod-inspired colors, the 5s raises the bar to create a new luxury tier (although not without color options of its own).”

“Like the iPhone 5c, the new 5s offers expanded support for new LTE bands, enabling support on additional carriers worldwide,” Dilger reports. “Both models also now include $40 worth of first party, chart topping apps exclusive to iOS: Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iPhoto and iMovie.”

Tons more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Brawndo Drinker” and “Bill” for the heads up.]

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  1. It’s not waterproof if that’s what you mean. The surface is made of sapphire glass for scratch resistance but the ring around it is to create a dielectric sensor to detect the presence of a live finger to unlock the phone but that doesn’t make it a water resistant seal.

  2. I wonder how easy it is to fool the fingerprint sensor. I saw an episode of Myth Busters a while back where they showed how easy it was to defeat fingerprint ID devices. Has the technology advanced sufficiently since then to prevent access with a “fake” finger?

    1. Yes, a fake finger will not work even if you lifted a print left on a cup and transferred that to a thin film and wrapped the thin film around your finger. The sensor is a capacitive sensor that reads the sub-dermal or sub-cutaneous layer under your skin for differences in electrical charges that correspond to patterns of ridges that form your fingerprint and not the minute protuberances on the surface of the skin itself.

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