The iPhone 5s- you know what it is. I certainly don't have to tell you given Apple's continued juggernaut status in the smartphone world. Don't believe me? Think Android has made the iPhone passe? Just check out those insanely long lines at Apple stores on launch day. There's a reason for the madness: the iPhone 5s might not have the biggest screen, the highest megapixel camera or a can opener, but it's still a delight to use. It's predictable, stable and fun.
The iPhone 5s is no exception to the delightful gadget experience we've come to expect from Apple. It's pre-loaded with iOS 7, Apple's latest OS for mobile devices, and though the icons and minimalist style are at first shocking, day to day operations remain familiar. Apple added new and much needed features like real multi-tasking instead of a kludge, an improved notification center and access to quick settings via a swipe gesture. Watch our iOS 7 Walkthrough Video to learn more about the OS.
The iPhone 5s is now available in three colors: Space Gray (with a black face), white and gold (which actually looks lovely in person and is more of a tasteful champagne color). It still has a 4" Retina Display, 4G LTE, dual band WiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0 and a GPS with GLONASS, but there are several important changes under the hood. There's a wickedly fast Apple A7 dual core CPU that's kicking the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 in synthetic benchmarks, front a rear cameras with larger pixels for better low light photography and the new fingerprint sensor.
Watch our iPhone 5s video review to learn more. Our full written review will be up soon.