iPhone throwback: iPhone 5s touched our lives in a big way; what iPhone 14 can offer?

iPhone throwback: Apple brought Touch ID with the launch of iPhone 5s in 2013. What can the iPhone 14 series bring? Check details.

| Updated on: Mar 03 2023, 16:47 IST
What to expect from iPhone 14 Plus/Max after Apple killed off iPhone 14 mini
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1/6 Leave alone the iPhone mini, the new iPhone 14 Plus/Max is expected to have a larger display than even the standard iPhone 14. It is rumoured to have the same 6.7-inch screen size as the iPhone 14 Pro Max, albeit without the features that make it “Pro”. Apple is restarting the trend of assigning “Plus” tag with its larger devices, last seen in the iPhone 8 Plus. (Representational image) (Amritanshu Mukherjee / HT Tech)
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2/6 According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Plus/Max will be powered by Apple’s A15 Bionic processor. Only the Pro models will receive the new A16 Bionic chipset. Although, the A15 chip in the iPhone 14 is expected to be an improved version of the A15 Bionic currently powering the iPhone 13 series. (Representational image) (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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3/6 ShrimpApplePro has revealed in a recent tweet that the iPhone 14 Plus/Max will have 6GB of RAM. In fact, all the variants of the iPhone 14 series are expected to have the same amount of RAM, unlike last year where the standard iPhone 13 models had 4GB of RAM and the iPhone 13 Pro variants had 6GB of RAM. (Representational image) (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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4/6 Apple expert and top analyst Jeff Pu has revealed that the iPhone 14 Plus/Max as well as the other 3 models will feature Apple’s ProMotion displays with a high refresh rate of 120Hz. At this moment, only the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max offer the ProMotion displays. (Representational image) (HT Tech)
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5/6 According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 14 Plus/Max will be priced at $899, a $100 price increase from the standard iPhone 14. The standard iPhone 14 models are not expected to receive the $100 price hike, as reported by various reports. Only the Pro variants will be priced $100 higher than their iPhone 13 Pro counterparts. (Representational image) (Amritanshu Mukherjee / HT Tech)
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6/6 iPhone 14 Plus/Max along with all the other iPhones and the Apple Watch 8, is expected to be launched at Apple’s “Far Out” event scheduled for September 7 at the Steve Jobs Theater. However, all the information released by leaks and rumours should be taken with a pinch of salt as these are still unconfirmed reports. So, we can only wait until Apple officially confirms the details, which could be at launch of the iPhone 14 series itself. (REUTERS)
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iPhone throwback: Know what new technology Apple iPhone 5s brought. (Apple)

Why are people eagerly waiting for the launch of the iPhone 14? What has made the iPhone popular and one of the most preferred phones to use? It is the innovation Apple has made with its iPhone launches right from the very first model launched in the year 2007. From dropping the physical keyboard, introducing a single home button, grid of icons, GPS navigation, to a lot more, Apple has tried to offer something new with almost every iPhone it has launched to date. And now with the iPhone 14 series launch likely at the Far Out event on September 7, expectations are soaring. The phone is said to bring always on display, and several other features. But, before its launch, we have something interesting to share. It's about how Apple upgraded the level of security of accessing phones by offering a modern-day fingerprint scanner (Touch ID) to the world of tech with the iPhone 5s!

iPhone 5s: What this 2013 flagship brought

How do you prefer unlocking your phone? Via fingerprint or password? In today's era when privacy and security are one of the most important concerns, do you know who brought the fingerprint scanner into existence? Launched in 2013, alongside iPhone 5C, the iPhone 5s had a lot to offer -- it introduced the Touch ID sensor. This changed the way we unlocked our phones.

Though, preferring to stick to the iPhone 5 design, the most exciting thing iPhone 5s did was place a fingerprint scanner (Touch ID) on the home button. Apple made it very easy for users to access the phone by simply using their finger impressions, thus increasing security and reducing unauthorized and unwanted access.

The Touch ID could also be used to authenticate App Store and iTunes Store purchases. After the introduction of Touch ID, several Android smartphone companies, including Samsung, brought the feature to their flagship phones. And today, you get a fingerprint scanner even on the most affordable smartphones in the market.

iPhone 5s also introduced the A7 chip with 64-bit architecture, the first 64-bit processor to be used on a smartphone, along with the M7 motion coprocessor. It also came with iOS 7 giving the iPhone a flatter, cleaner, and colourful look. The 5s also became the first iPhone to support six iOS updates- from iOS 7 to iOS 12.

Because of iOS 7, iPhone 5s users were able to capture fast continuous shots and record slow-motion videos, making it the first iPhone to be able to do that. However, Apple discontinued the iPhone 5s in the year 2016 and replaced it with the first-generation iPhone SE -- an updated iPhone 5s with a slightly refined design and the faster A9 chip from the iPhone 6s.

Now with the upcoming launch of the iPhone 14 series, it will be worth seeing what new features Apple will bring.

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First Published Date: 03 Sep, 09:08 IST
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