Welcoming the Newest Members of the Apple Family!

by Megan -

Unless you've been taking a digital hiatus, you're probably aware of Apple's recent big announcements, including exciting new updates for iPhone users worldwide. Introducing the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, and iOS 7: two brand-new phones and an improved operating system that aim to better everything we once knew about the smartphone. Here's everything you need to know about the latest additions to the Apple family.

The iPhone 5S has a new design that makes it 7.6 millimeters thin and 112 grams light, an incredible 18% thinner and 20% lighter than the iPhone 4S.

The most groundbreaking new feature of the iPhone 5S is the new touch identification passcode, located right on the home button. The surface of the button reads your fingerprint using a capacitive touch center so only you can unlock your iPhone.

It also boasts faster performance and graphics through its new coprocessor, A7 and M7. The A7 chip is designed around 64-bit architecture; it’s the first smartphone to ever incorporate such desktop-class processing power. The M7 chip makes the iPhone 5S even more efficient by offloading work from the A7 chip to result in using significantly less power, sparing battery life. In all, the new processing system makes the iPhone 5S up to 2x faster than the previous generation. That means it has 40x faster CPU and 56x faster GPU than the original iPhone. Incredible!

A 15% larger sensor has also been added to the camera. This allows the individual pixels of a picture to become larger, making for a clearer picture. The aperture has been increased to ƒ/2.2, giving the iPhone 5S 33% greater light sensitivity. Also a new addition, True Tone flash figures out exactly how much light your shot needs to give your picture the greatest quality yet. And for the first time, you can now shoot videos in slow motion.

The new iPhone 5S also comes with a fitted leather case that allows for easy access of the phone’s outer buttons. It’s available in six colors, infused in the leather with pigment-rich dye.

Apple is also releasing the iPhone 5C, a colorful addition to the iPhone family. The phone is a simpler version of the iPhone 5S that comes in five vibrant colors: green, blue, yellow, pink, and white. It’s made of sturdy plastic reinforced with steel that also acts as an antenna. Both the phone itself and the screen wallpaper are customized perfectly for those wishing to give their most-used accessory an exciting new look.

The new iOS 7 operating system has been simplified, removing any clutter and unnecessary ornamentation. This allows for the user to focus on what matters the most: their content. Check out some examples of the new interface here.

So, what does all this mean for Boinx? You’ll just have to wait and see!