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Thread: iPhone 5s India - Features, Availability, Design, Bugs and Other Discussions

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    Default iPhone 5s India - Features, Availability, Design, Bugs and Other Discussions

    iPhone 5s India
    Features, Availability, Design, Bugs and Other Discussions

    This is an "S" year in the Cupertino calendar but different enough - it may be that two phones instead of one account for almost double last year's record sales. We can only guess as to which one contributed how, but this is hardly the point. We have the latest flagship reporting for duty and it will be both the main course and the desert, considering the 5c didn't quite impress as an appetizer.

    As with every "S" version of the iPhone the changes are subtle but not illusory. There's no new design obviously, no bigger screen or a bump in resolution - nothing to go against the conservative grain of how Apple typically delivers iPhone upgrades every other year. That said, it's not this phone's fault that the iPhone 5 wasn't the full-digit upgrade everyone was hoping for.
    As usual with Apple - we need to give it that - a certain set of users just can't wait to get the next big thing. Others, though, won't just get rid of the iPhone 5 unless the newcomer is convincing enough. An iPhone may fail to meet the (usually over-inflated) expectations but it has never been a product to be displeased with.

    The new OS version may be a decider as well, if more people share our experience and feel the slowdown on an iPhone 5 running iOS 7, but the rest of the new stuff may as well be just enough to tip the scales in favor of the iPhone 5s.

    iPhone 5s Touch ID

    The first thing that makes a tangible difference is Touch ID, with a fingerprint scanner having made the iconic Home button its residence. The camera has a bigger sensor and dual LED flash, and gladly takes advantage of what's probably the most notable improvement - the 64-bit A7 chip. The iOS enters its 64-bit stage in its seventh iteration, well ahead of the competition. What this means is better memory management and more complex tasks and apps ahead. This could as well be the first step to bringing the iOS closer to Apple's dedicated desktop OS X - an early message that both platforms are due for a rendezvous eventually.

    Main Features

    • Quad-band GSM and quad-band or penta-band 3G support with 21 Mbps HSDPA, 42 Mbps DC-HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
    • LTE support on all models and CDMA support when sold by CDMA carriers
    • 4" 16M-color LED-backlit IPS TFT capacitive touchscreen of 640 x 1136px resolution, 326 ppi
    • Corning Gorilla Glass, fingerprint-resistant coating
    • 1.3 GHz dual-core ARMv8 64-bit CPU, PowerVR G6430 GPU, 1GB of RAM, Apple A7 SoC
    • iOS 7 and iCloud integration
    • 8 MP autofocus camera, 1/3'' sensor size, 1.5┬Ám pixel size, True Tone dual-LED flash, touch focus, digital image stabilization
    • 1080p video recording at 30fps, [email protected] slow motion videos
    • 1.2MP secondary front-facing camera, 720p video recording
    • Touch ID fingerprint scanner embedded into home button
    • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
    • GPS with A-GPS connectivity, GLONASS support; digital compass
    • 16/32/64GB storage options
    • Accelerometer, proximity sensor and a three-axis gyro sensor
    • Active noise cancellation with a dedicated secondary microphone, dedicated third microphone for Siri
    • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack, stereo Bluetooth v4.0
    • Apple Maps with free voice-guided navigation in 50-odd countries
    • iTunes Radio
    • AirDrop file transfer
    • Voice recognition, Siri virtual assistant
    • Supports HD Voice (needs carrier support too)
    • FaceTime video calls over Wi-Fi and cellular
    • Impressively slim and light

    Main Disadvantages

    • Screen feels small by 2013 standards
    • Very expensive without carrier subsidies
    • TouchID is greatly underused
    • No USB Mass Storage mode, iTunes required for data transfer
    • No FM radio
    • No expandable storage, sealed-in battery
    • No NFC connectivity
    • [email protected] video recording is low by current flagship status
    • Mono audio recording in videos

    Battery Life:

    iSight Camera
    iPhone 5s features advanced technologies custom designed for the iSight camera’s hardware and software. So anyone anywhere can take an amazing photo at any time. It simply makes more sense to teach iPhone how to take a great picture rather than teach people how to be expert photographers. Here are just some of the capabilities of the new iSight camera.

    • Larger sensor. Larger pixels. Larger aperture: Light is a key factor in getting a great photo. The new iSight has a 15 per cent larger sensor. Bigger pixels, measuring 1.5 microns. And an aperture of ƒ/2.2. All of which let in more light.

    • Continuous burst mode: Burst mode lets you capture multiple shots of the action by snapping 10 photos per second. And real-time analysis suggests individual shots or a sequence of photos that you might like best.

    • True Tone flash: A white LED and an amber LED work with intelligent software algorithms to adjust the flash intensity and colour temperature, using over 1,000 unique combinations to light your subject perfectly.

    • Slow-motion video: Shoot video at 120 frames per second at 720p and play back any section at quarter speed for a dramatic effect. Then share it with friends for mass appeal.

    • Panorama photos: Take a piece — a rather big piece — of a gorgeous skyline with you. Pano mode lets you capture epic panorama photos with dynamic auto exposure that adjusts as you take the shot.

    The A7 chipset is not meant to set a speed record, it's meant to run iOS 7 smoother than A6 ran iOS 6 and it delivers. Plus, the future-proofing of course. The camera doesn't go head first into the megapixel race, but meaningful upgrades to both the hardware and software make it one of the better cameras around. Even the fingerprint sensor is meant to be a quicker alternative to the four-digit PIN, rather than an NSA-grade security feature. Perhaps, different levels of access would've been a great addition.

    Anyway, the iPhone 5s is what we want most phones to be - compact, premium-quality, some improved features, some to make life easier and an OS that works equally well for children, teenagers and adults.

    Our biggest quarrel with Apple is the screen - a big screen (4.3-4.7", perhaps) is a must for a high-end smartphone with aspirations for multimedia consumption, gaming and productivity. The resolution could use an update too - the PPI was stunning in 2010 when the iPhone 4 was announced, not so much today. We guess we have to wait until iPhone 6 to, hopefully, get that wish granted.

    What if the iPhone 5s is too pricy for you? The iPhone 5c is no alternative, you'd be better off getting a second-hand iPhone 5 (it's the 5c in the body of a 5s). And if you already have an iPhone 5, the upgrade isn't worth the $200 in the US (let alone other markets where the price is much higher). iPhone users with 4S and earlier are the only ones that could seriously think about upgrading, as the cumulative changes would be worth it.
    Last edited by universityadmission; 10-26-2013 at 03:17 AM.

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    Default iPhone 5s Launching on November 1st 2013 in India

    iPhone 5s Launching on November 1st 2013 in India
    Apple has confirmed the official India launch price for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.

    iPhone 5s will be available on November 1st 2013 in India.
    for Rs. 53,500 for the 16GB
    Rs. 62,500 for the 32GB
    model and
    Rs. 71,500 for the 64GB model.
    iPhone 5c will be available for Rs. 41,900 for the 16GB model and Rs. 53,500 for the 32GB model. All prices are inclusive of all taxes.

    iPhone 5s will be available in Gold, Silver (White) and Space Grey (Black), while the iPhone 5c will be available in Blue, Green, Pink, Yellow and White colour options. Both phones will go on sale in India on November 1.

    Earlier, the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c India launch price was revealed by mobile operator RCom, which also confirmed it will be offering Apple's new iPhones in the country starting November 1. Airtel will also be offering the new iPhones to its customers.

    Apple also confirmed that iPhone 5s cases will be available in Beige, Black, Blue, Brown, Yellow and Red colours for a maximum retail price of Rs. 3,200 and iPhone 5c cases will come in Blue, Green, Pink, Yellow, Black and White for a maximum retail price of Rs. 2,300.

    iPhone 5s comes with the Apple-designed A7 64-bit chip, all-new 8 megapixel iSight camera with True Tone flash and Touch ID fingerprint sensor. iPhone 5c features an all-new design, comes in multiple colours and packs internals almost identical to the iPhone 5.

    iPhone 5s and 5c will be available on Friday, October 25 in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, French West Indies, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Island, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Thailand.

    iPhone 5s and 5c will also be available on Friday, November 1 in Albania, Armenia, Bahrain, Colombia, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, India, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and UAE.
    Last edited by universityadmission; 10-26-2013 at 11:23 PM.

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    High end mobile phone ...

    With such huge price ... this can be "style symbol" or "show off" in India

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    iPhone users update your phone software to iOS 7.0.3
    This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:
    • Adds iCloud Keychain to keep track of your account names, passwords, and credit card numbers across all your approved devices
    • Adds Password Generator so Safari can suggest unique, hard-to-guess passwords for your online accounts
    • Updates lock screen to delay display of "slide to unlock" when Touch ID is in use
    • Adds back the ability to search the web and Wikipedia from Spotlight search
    • Fixes an issue where iMessage failed to send for some users
    • Fixes a bug that could prevent iMessage from activating
    • Improves system stability when using iWork apps
    • Fixes an accelerometer calibration issue
    • Addresses an issue that could cause Siri and VoiceOver to use a lower quality voice
    • Fixes a bug that could allow someone to bypass the Lock screen passcode
    • Enhances the Reduce Motion setting to minimize both motion and animation
    • Fixes an issue that could cause VoiceOver input to be too sensitive
    • Updates the Bold Text setting to also change dial pad text
    • Fixes an issue that could cause supervised devices to become un-supervised when updating software

    Available via iTunes and wirelessly


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