Apple debuted the iPhone 5S today during a press conference held in Cupertino, Calif. In addition to more camera features and an updated processor, the handset can come encased in a new gold-colored construction that's sure to please Apple fans.
Another new feature is the Touch ID security function. Located on the home button, it's a capacity sensor that scans your fingerprint using a laser-cut sapphire crystal and a stainless steel detection ring.
Although the new iPhone still sports an 8-megapixel camera, the camera does come with a handful of new improvements such as an f/2.2 aperture, burst mode shooting, and image stabilization. True Tone, which adjusts the camera flash according to lighting environments, has also been included.
The camera can now record in slow motion (at a rate of 120fps), has a 1.5-micron pixels on sensor, and features Dynamic tone mapping, which automatically analyzes photos and carries out local adjustments. Click here for more photos taken with the iPhone 5S.
Meanwhile, the front-facing camera has remained largely the same. It's a 1.2-megapixel camera capable of shooting photos with a 1,280x960-pixel resolution, and it can record 720p HD video.
Another look at the device's profile reveals the same identical design as the previous iPhone.
Apple also boasts that the phone will have an improved 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.
The iPhone 5S will be available starting September 20. The 16GB model will be $199 on-contract, and the 32GB and 64GB models will be $299 and $399, respectively.
In the US, the iPhone 5S will be sold on all four major carriers: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint.
In addition to launching in the US, the phone will launch in China, Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Japan, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. For more about today's Apple news, click on the links below.