CUPERTINO, California — Apple has just announced their next offering in their very successful line of smartphones: the iPhone 5S.
After revealing that the sales of the recently released iPhone 5 have reached the 5 million mark, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook made the surprising announcement.
Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, said, “Demand for iPhone 5 has been incredible and we are working hard to get an iPhone 5 into the hands of every customer who wants one as quickly as possible.
“While we have sold out of our initial supply, stores continue to receive iPhone 5 shipments regularly and customers can continue to order online and receive an estimated delivery date. We appreciate everyone’s patience and are working hard to build enough iPhone 5s for everyone.” (from The Drum)
When asked about the gripes consumer are having, specifically with Apple Maps and the weak battery life, Cook said that, “we are addressing these issues and will implement these fixes, not in a future iOS update, but on iPhone 5S.”
The iPhone 5S is said to have the following features:
- a bit bigger screen. (4.1 inch Retina display)
- 19% thinner than iPhone 4S
- More lighter (21% lighter & 13% less volume than iPhone 4S)
- A teeny weeny bit faster
- Google Maps
- A6v2 Processor
- Improved battery life
- All new connectors different from iPhone 5 & iPhone 4S
- Other features TBA
Fans were ecstatic with the announcement, saying that the newly announced phone would compliment their growing collection of Apple devices, with some already asking where and when they could pre-order the device.
But a few were not as enthusiastic, downplaying the announcement and saying that it was revealed “too soon”.
“So, it’s basically an iPhone 5 on the outside, with iPhone 4S on the inside?” asked a sarcastic Apple user.
The iPhone 5S will be released this coming holiday season, and is set to compete with the Nokia 5110 Touch, which will be available in the market at the same time.