What to expect from the iPhone 5S

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What to expect from the iPhone 5S

It’s that time of year again when Apple unleashes its next generation iPhone into the world but what can we expect from the iPhone 5S?

The iPhone 5S is expected to be announced on September 10th and it is likely that the lower cost plastic handset, the iPhone C, will be released alongside it. The iPhone C will be aiming to rival the third generation Samsung Note.

Based on every leak so far, the iPhone 5S will look almost identical to the iPhone 5. So don’t get your hopes up for a new design. As with previous iPhone 'S' increments, the major changes are within.

Rumoured new features

Smarter home button

The home button may be evolving and it is expected to be a lot smarter. It has been rumoured that it will have a fingerprint scanner embedded within it, protected by a layer of scratch-proof sapphire glass.

Improved battery

It’s not going to take much to improve the battery life of the iPhone 5 but the next generation iPhone is said to include a battery 8.6% bigger than the iPhone 5. However a more powerful processor and an improved screen are likely to be added too so the battery life may not be improved by much.


iPhone 5S will feature technology that tracks your eye movement.

Apple owns a few patents regarding eye motion tracking, including gaze detection.

Gaze detection

Gaze detection can tell when you aren’t looking at the screen and will dim the brightness settings accordingly.

This type of motion tracking could also bring in a number of user interactivity functions too.


Android and Windows phones already has NFC so it’s about time Apple jumped on board. Better late than never.  

Faster technology

The iPhone 5S will have a significantly faster A7 processor,  the A7 system is over 30% faster than the current A6 silicon used in the iPhone 5.


The iPhone 5S is rumoured to be coming out in gold as well as black and white.


The next generation iPhone is said to sport a 13 megapixel camera with a pill-shaped dual LED flash for better low-light performance.  

Of course all these new features are just rumours so don’t get your hopes up just yet. The next generation iPhone should be announced mid-September.

So not long to wait now! 

Luke Stanley