A number of news sites have been able to go hands-on with Apple’s newly announced iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, both of which introduce a number of new features.
While the iPhone 5c’s major selling point is its bright and colorful polycarbonate shell, the iPhone 5s boasts processor improvements and a new Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
iPhone 5s In a hands-on post of the iPhone 5s, The Verge notes that the gold color “looks better in person” compared to leaked images, and notes that the “Space Gray” and white colors are very similar to the iPhone 5.
The major difference between the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5 is the ring around the home button and the slightly larger flash.Starting with that home button, it’s now made of sapphire so that it can act as a reliable fingerprint reader. It’s not nearly as concave as previous models — in fact, it’s almost flat. Luckily, it still maintains a nice, tactile feel when you click on it and we don’t foresee anybody running into any issues. We watched the fingerprint sensor unlock the phone quickly and easily (though we didn’t get to try it ourselves).