Apple's faster iPhone 5S features fingerprint scanner (pictures)
Equipped with a more powerful A7 processor, a Touch ID fingerprint scanner, and a souped-up camera, Apple's iPhone 5S brings home the goods.
Ready for Apple's iPhone 5S?
Landing in stores on Friday, the iPhone 5S is Apple's latest flagship smartphone. It sports a handful of new features including a unique gold color choice, a faster 64-bit A7 processor, and a fingerprint scanner for security. It'll be available in three storage options, starting at $199 on contract.
As the successor to iOS 6 (seen on the left with the iPhone 5), the iPhone 5C (middle) and 5S' (right) iOS 7 software comes with many new features. For a deeper dive on the OS, check out CNET's hands-on.
Also currently available on OS X, Apple's file-sharing service, AirDrop, will be integrated with iOS 7. You will be able to send and share photos, videos, and contacts via a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection.
The device also features Control Center. Swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen to quickly access settings (like adjusting screen brightness and turn on Wi-Fi), as well as other apps like the music player and camera.
Compared with the iPhone 5 (left), the 5S has a longer battery life. Reported stats include 10 days of standby time, 10 hours of talk time on 3G, 10 hours of Web browsing on 4G LTE or Wi-Fi, or 10 hours of continuous video playback.
In the US, the iPhone 5S will be sold on all four major carriers: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint. It will face stiff competition from reigning Android flagships, which include the HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4, and Motorola Moto X (from left to right).