We're finally approaching the fall season, and that means that a number of exciting tech releases are imminent. Among these, the iPhone 5S will probably wind up making the most noise, as any time Apple releases a new mobile device it's big news instantly. So let's take a look at what advancements we'll see with the 5S.
Casing & Image
In terms of design and display, we're expecting the iPhone 5S to exactly match the 5. The big difference, which you may have heard of by now, is that the phone will a
lmost certainly be released in a gold, or "champagne" color option, in addition to the standard black and white options. This will be the most visually noticeable change amon
Size & Storageg 5S offerings, though there are also some quieter rumors of a "sapphire" home button.
Again, in physical size we expect the iPhone 5S to exactly match its predecessor, so no major developments there. However, in terms of data storage capability, the 5S will supposedly be coming with a whopping 128 GB option (trumping the 64 GB option for iPhone 5).
Unique New Features
When it comes to defining features for the iPhone 5S, keep your eyes out for a fun gimmick of some kind, still with practical use. For example, when the 4 was upgraded to the 4S, the main change was that Siri came to life - in most cases a fun feature and gimmick, but one with some real, useful capability. It seems that the unique new feature that will highlight the 5S is a fingerprint scanner on the home button. This is a fun feature, but also one that allows for improved security on your mobile phone.
Data Storage & Security
Of course, security for mobile data is becoming more and more of a concern, as people rely more heavily on their smartphones and other mobile devices to manage business, communications, and personal information. For your most sensitive data, you'll still want to invest in a Sharefile app or similar system that allows you access to advanced security methods for storing and sharing data. That said, the iOS 7 system that will launch with the iPhone 5S will include a few upgrades related to data sharing, including a new "AirDrop" feature that allows the quick and easy transfer of information between devices, without the need for text, email, or even linking phones physically.
The only other major area in which the iPhone 5S specifically will see improvement (aside from numerous improvements brought on by iOS 7) is in the camera features. The new camera will reportedly feature a slightly wider lens, as well as an improved LED flash, resulting ultimately in better picture quality.