6 iPhone 5s
Although the iPhone 5 was removed from the lineup all together, its successor, the iPhone 5s, was almost identical aesthetically. The most noticeable difference was a new home button that included a fingerprint reader called TouchID.
- Touch ID
- Control Center
About iPhone 5s
The iPhone 5s was released with a lower cost 5c model and ultimately replaced the previous iPhone 5. The phone included an A7 system-on-chip which is a 64 bit processor. It was the first 64 bit processor to be used in an iPhone. The 5s also included a motion coprocessor which collects and stores motion data — such as step counting — even while the device is asleep. The camera was similar to the previous model but did include a larger f/2.2 aperture, slow-motion recording, double LED flash and 10 fps burst mode.
Apple also introduced a new form of biometric security for iPhone called Touch ID. Touch ID is composed of a fingerprint reader below the home button and a secure enclave for encrypting data and keeping it separate from the rest of the system. Despite this extra level of security, Touch ID drew a few concerns from security experts early on. Apple was quick to ease customers by explaining the the lengths they’d gone to to securely store fingerprint data.
In addition to unlocking the device, users can use Touch ID to make purchases from the App Store and iTunes Store. Touch ID is now available on some iPads and Macs and can be used with third-party apps. Data on the secure enclave is never shared with apps or servers (including iCloud).
iPhone 5s Introduced
- More color options (White/Gold)
- Touch ID with secure enclave
- Motion co-processor
- Control Center