Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Sep 2013 17:46 UTC

The only review of the iPhone 5S you'll need to read - AnandTech's.

At the end of the day, if you prefer iOS for your smartphone - the iPhone 5s won't disappoint. In many ways it's an evolutionary improvement over the iPhone 5, but in others it is a significant step forward. What Apple's silicon teams have been doing for these past couple of years has really started to pay off. From a CPU and GPU standpoint, the 5s is probably the most futureproof of any iPhone ever launched. As much as it pains me to use the word futureproof, if you are one of those people who likes to hold onto their device for a while - the 5s is as good a starting point as any.

It's a crazy world where the future of Apple becomes apparent not in its software, but in its hardware. The 5S looks like a significant step forward, and in my view, hints at a future where Apple's laptops and maybe even desktops will be powered by ARM, not x86. If I had the spare cash, I'd plonk it down for a 5S in a heartbeat - as it stands now, I have no way of testing iOS 7 myself.

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Speed not everything
by unoengborg on Wed 18th Sep 2013 20:54 UTC
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Nice that they have managed futureproof their phone by going 64 bit. However the phones of today are so fast that it really doesn't matter if they are twice as fast, or even half as fast to do everyday tasks. Today the limiting factors are internet connection speed, download limits, and battery life.

As for iOS7, Apple really needed to improve their feature set to stay competitive. As of iOS7 they have allmost every feature of Android, but the new userinteface could have been better.

The new button design that basically is blue text will be hard to grasp to a lot of people, and many apps needs to be redesigned to gaphically fit in the new environment. It feels like an uglified version of Android

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