iPhone 5S Release Dates for 2013 Still Ahead, Smartphone Launches in More Countries Oct. 25

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By Vincent Funaro, Christian Post Reporter
October 9, 2013|3:10 pm

There are plenty of iPhone 5S release dates still ahead in 2013.

The smartphone will be available in 35 new countries starting on Oct. 25 and concluding on Nov. 1.

On Oct. 25 the iPhone will be available in Australia, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, French West Indies, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Island, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Thailand.

Nov. 1 will be the next major release date for other countries that includes Albania, Armenia, Bahrain, Colombia, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, India, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.

The iPhone 5C will launch simultaneously with the 5S model in all of those countries.

These launches will bring Apple to reaching its goal of having the iPhone 5S and 5C available in 100 countries by the end of 2013.

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Apple unveiled the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C at its media event in Sept.

The iPhone 5S comes with a new A7 processor and is the world's first true 64-bit smartphone. Apple stated that it is five times faster than its predecessor the iPhone 5, and runs the newly unveiled Infinity Blade 3 app with virtually no lag.

The device also features the new M7 motion sensor chip which is able to detect if the user is walking or driving and works with apps related to the function being performed at a given time. The chip continuously measures motion data, comes equipped with an accelerometer, gyroscope and compass, and will be useful for a new generation of health and fitness apps.

The long-rumored fingerprint sensor also made it to the iPhone 5S in the form of TouchID.

TouchID can read the fingerprints of users at very detailed levels. The sensor is installed underneath the home button. By pressing the home button, the phone can be unlocked when it reads the user's prints. Thumbprints can be used to purchase items. The home button has been redesigned and features a sapphire cover with a metal ring that senses multiple fingerprints.

 

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