Apple iPhone 5S first live hands on impressions appear (video)

Apple iPhone 5S first live hands on impressions appear (video)
The ‘forward thinking’ new Apple iPhone 5S has just gotten official and it is all about change under the hood and a new color - the much talked about champagne gold. Apple changed its narrative, though, and suddenly started talking performance - the iPhone 5S comes with the first 64-bit chip ever in a phone and that’s the Apple A7 chip, it comes with an improved 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash and slo-mo video capture support, and it boasts a fingerprint sensor baked right in the home key.

Of course, the iPhone 5S runs on the latest iOS 7. Or rather will run, when it arrives on September 20th.

Now, the first impressions are live from Apple’s demo area in its presentation hall in Cupertino, and while we get our own detailed hands on ready, we thought you might want to grab an early look at the new iPhone 5S on video. Check out the first hands on videos right below.

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iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)



1. andrexx24

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Really apple? Is this the best you could come up with, same iphone 5? There is no way I am gonna ditch my perfectly working iphone 5 \"s\" for this I\'m about to switch to another os soon if just don\'t at least increase the screen size, c\'mon apple you have all the resources to make an outstanding product, you\'re in a better position now than you were back in 2007 show me something new an exciting!!! This just pathetic for real man!!!

5. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I am no Apple fan, but I too was expecting something new & better. I am disappointed because the Apple iPhone 5S & 5C DEFINITELY won't push the mobile world to anything better. It seems that in the Android world the innovation is really happening because you got companies like Samsung, Sony, HTC, & the upstarts from China who seem to be pushing the mobile world forward. +1

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The only thing I was truely surprised about was the A7 chip. That was something that the leaks never mentioned about. Yes, it was announced by ARM a few months ago, but Apple was the first to implement it. But everything else was just... eh.

13. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

The fingerprint sensor allows for quick unlocking and login into iTunes account and by this time next year I'm sure some manufacturers will try to have fingerprint sensors on their phones. We can be damn sure that they will try incorporating 64-bit chips on their smartphones as well. And also the camera will probably be really good considering the iPhone 5 already takes great pictures. I'm not sure what you're expecting to push the mobile world forward. Maybe you're want more features like S wave / Eye scroll or maybe you believe HTC's blinkfeed is groundbreaking. I'm just not seeing the innovation that you're seeing. Most iPhone 5 users will not upgrade to the 5S, but you can bet a ton of iPhone 4S users and Android users will. I don't plan on purchasing but I think they made some good improvements.

15. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012


25. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

boooo no innovation. want innovation get the note 3

2. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

With its new pink and purple coloured ios 7 theme and its gold coloured handsets Apple is at risk of losing a lot of what male fan base it has. All those teenage boys will soon start spending their parents money on something else!!

3. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Had iphones for years now... nice specs for a tiny phone.. but still dont even have 720p screen when it can record 1080/720p. . Ill be getting my note 3

4. garyyad

Posts: 10; Member since: May 22, 2012

this is pathetic.

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

so is the design garyad

7. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

NSA can't wait to get your fingerprints haha.

21. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011


8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Note 3 it is for me then but I will say the iPhone 5S would be my second choice. They could have improved the camera a bit more, which was what I was hoping. Overall it's a solid device.

10. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

yep, this is proof that apple just isn't trying anymore. Can't wait to see their market share and value take the plunge it's been teetering on for so long now.

16. Ralston1983

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 03, 2011

I'm pretty sure Apple isn't going to lose much of the market. As stagnant as their products maybe to the phone enthusiasts world, they're not going to lose their core buyers who are heavily vested in the ios ecosystem

11. Ikechukwu

Posts: 262; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

Nice but NO :(

26. garyyad

Posts: 10; Member since: May 22, 2012

no its not nice

17. GeekMovement unregistered

the iphone5s lagged a bit when he opened up the app, i tell you, apple is not without lag either.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31676; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

9-20-13 early in line for a gold 64

19. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Dark, I'm rather disappointed with the iPhone 5S. I was debating between this and the Note 3 like you were. To be honest, the Note 3 won. The difference between the 5S and 5 are only the A7 chip and the aperture size of the camera... And the fingerprint sensor of course. If you like the 5S, go for it. It's your hard earned money, do what you want with it. I will admit that the iPhone 5S would be my second choice though. What are your thoughts about it all?

20. Ninetysix

Posts: 2966; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Another vote for the Note 3. As much as I love Apple, I'm not looking at another iPhone till they up the screen size.

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31676; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not blown away, but expected this being an S update. I like the gold one though. Finger print scanner is nice and fast, 2 gigs of ram nice too. All and all a very solid phone, but nothing mind blowing. That said only HTC has wowed me this year with the One, apple and Sammy did just enough to stay at the top. The s4/note 3 were not mind blowing, just very solid next steps. +1 Smurf your input is alway great.

23. SilverSurfer85

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 12, 2013

HTC ONE MAXX please!!! ...

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