(Does this mean we'll put 32GB of RAM in our phones soon?)
I'd be happy to pay $100 more for 32GB of RAM over the 16GB version but this Flash memory price is just theft. I really want the 64GB but I'm debating saving $100 for the 32GB.
You're confusing RAM and storage. But your feelings on the storage prices are spot on.
Define soon? ;-) And even when we do it'll remain useless to this phone (and the next few no doubt)
I know this is just a spec bump but I'm genuinely intrigued by the 5S.
According to Tim Cook's message, this is Only for new purchased devices however, current iOS device owners will still need to purchase the apps in order to get them.
When do you think these will change prices on the store?
Definitely think the new architecture is a boon for the platform. Allows it to start to grow into the 64-bit app space early.
The iPhone 5S has a f/2.2 aperture (compared to f/2.4 on the iPhone 5) and a 15% larger sensor area.
Really excited about this. Can't wait to see how the integrate it with payments at some point.
I'm excited about the potential but I feel like this has a very good chance to repeat Siri, in so far as the tech has huge upside but is further away from making a real impact than Apple wants us to believe. In this case the security issues, ranging from leaving your 'password' all over the place and subject to dummying to the meddling from the NSA.
Since I just got my hands on an iPad, this is probably the bit of news that's most important to me. I got tired of iOS a few years back, and 7 could be the thing that gets me back into it.
In related news, I spent a few minutes trying to put some icons at the bottom of the screen before I realized I couldn't. Android does have its benefits.
Well you technically can but i think i know what you mean
BOOM! Free download on September 18th.
That is a damn killer price. I wonder what unlocked pricing is.
Starting at $549. Too rich for my blood
How is last years phone sold for the same price last years phone has always been sold for 'killer' exactly?
@Lorenz67 yep exactly, the people who are saying the 5c is a great price have very short term memory or just haven't done their research. It might be cheaper in materials for Apple to manufacture (maybe), but if it is that savings isn't being passed on to the consumer.
I kind of want the 5c more than the 5s. I know it's just an iPhone 5 but, it feels a lot fresher to me.
Creative/Innovational bankruptcy. It's unfortunate. I for one am waiting to install iOS 7, in hopes it will alter the half-decade old iOS experience.
i believe this update is the most non-incremental iphone update. Both ios and iphone have changes that samsung and the android ecosystem cannot copy in a short amount of time. As an example, the 64 bit changes, which is fundamentally hard in the android ecosystem model. The fingerprint and motion sensor are guarded by patents and require significant re-engineering. ios7 also has some breath taking animations that require this kind of hardware.
In short, no. This is the most underwhelming update yet, which is saying something since last year offered nothing beyond a ever so slightly larger screen in a world full of much larger (and sharper) screens.
In long, no. The 64 bit 'change' is borderline useless since the primary advantage of 64 bit relates to floating point data which very few apps will utilize to meaningful effect prior to the next iteration (and realistically 2 or 3 down the road). The fingerprint sensor has high upside but comes with a laundry list of conditions and caveats limiting it to Siri status as good marketing, sketchy product.
As for "significant re-engineering' my ASUS laptop from 2008 had fingerprint scanners licensed from Authentec technology so until I see very compelling evidence (from reliable foreign 3rd parties) that this info is not secured from either hackers or the NSA and as such is worth very little to me.
I too had a laptop with a fingerprint reader but the way Apple is going about using it is a little better than one I ever used on a laptop.
This reasoning is bizzare. Airports have had finger scanner since 90s but that does not mean anything. Apple acquired AuthenTec, filed a patent for hoembtton + scanner.
64 bit enables many enhancements like their own phone. the motion sensor makes it as powerful as fitbit etc w/o being a drain on battery. I would say its the most advanced S update that I have seen (compared to 4S and 3GS).
New phones? Ho hum. Yes, faster, 64 bit, etc. but my 4s is more than enough, no compelling hardware coolness. I really think that iOS 7 will make more of a difference and make iPhone fresh again. Not to sound negative but it was a boring announcement. Too many leaks and no "one more thing". Finger print recognition nice but whenever payments come to Latin America this will be useful to me. Faster processor? Only see a benefit for games. Camera? Nice but not enough. This update pattern ( 5 then 5s) are getting kind of stale. Market share is more important than margin, business 101.