“Taken in totality, the features new to the iPhone 5s make what I consider to be the best smartphone on the market even better, helped enormously by Apple owning the entire end-to-end experience. In my view, iOS is still simpler to use than Android, and made even simpler in iOS 7,” Ed Baig writes for USA Today. “”
“The vaunted fingerprint reader built into the home button on the 5s isn’t merely a clever gimmick but something that’s actually useful for unlocking your device. I was able to unlock the phone with the thumb on my right hand while holding an umbrella in the rain with my left,” Baig writes. “Before, I had to fumble with a passcode. Moreover, it’s now more convenient to buy stuff in iTunes and the App Store using fingerprint authentication.”
“Apple claims the A7 chip in the 5s is twice as fast as the A6 in the iPhone 5 and the 5c, with a new M7 motion co-processor sharing the load. The M7 can tell when you’ve parked your car and resumed traveling by foot, automatically switching the Maps app from turn-by-turn navigation to driving directions,” Baig writes. “Developers are drooling over 64-bit. No less a tech authority than Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey told USA Today, ‘It’s such a big deal that it’s easy to forget. There’s this whole huge shift in the personal computer industry from 32 to 64, and it’s amazing that within just 10 years we’re doing the same with the phone.'”
Baig writes, “I can strongly recommend either new iPhone but especially the 5s.”
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