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The iPhone 5S was the seventh-generation flagship iPhone that was designed by Apple and released on September 20, 2013 (along with the iPhone 5C and iOS 7). The iPhone 5S is very similar in form factor to the previous generation iPhone 5 and is available in Space Gray, Silver, and the new Gold color option. This is the first iPhone to introduce Touch ID and iOS 7 with a redesigned UI.

The iPhone 5S was discontinued in late March 2016, when the iPhone SE was released along with a new color variant, rose gold. It cannot run iOS 13 or later, however, it continued receiving security updates for iOS 12, which was the last supported version.



Three iPhone 5S models in silver, gold, and space gre

  • Memory: 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB non-expanable memory. 1GB of RAM.
  • Battery power: 1560mAh Li-Po battery.
  • Touch ID: Fingerprint ID sensor built into the home button.
  • Headphone support: Apple Earpods with Remote and Mic.
  • Connector: Lightning
  • Operating System: iOS 7 through 12.5.7
  • GPS System: Assisted GPS and GLONASS, Digital compass, Wi-Fi, Cellular.
  • iSight camera: 8 megapixels, f/2.2 aperture, sapphire crystal lens cover, True-Tone flash, backside-illumination sensor, five-element lens, and hybrid IR filter
  • FaceTime camera: 1.2MP (1280 by 960), 720p HD video recording, and backside-illumination sensor
  • Video recording: 1080p HD video recording, 30 fps, True-Tone flash, slo-mo video, and 3x zoom
  • Intelligent assistant: Siri
  • Sensors: Three-axis gyro, accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambiant light sensor, Touch ID
  • SIM card: Nano SIM (iPhone 5s is not compatible with existing Micro SIM cards unless it was cut by a special cutter)
  • Operating ambient temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
  • Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)


  • The main distinguishing hardware features from the iPhone 5 are an Apple A7 processor with 64-bit support (RAM also 64-bit), a revolutionary iSight camera with TrueTone flash, slo-mo, Burst mode, and a f/2.2 aperture, a motion coprocessor M7, and a fingerprint sensor on the home button. Other features are mostly just evolutionary improvements.
  • iPhone 5S runs on the new A7 chip. The A7 chip makes the iPhone 5S the first 64-bit smartphone in the world. Supports OpenGL ES version 3.0 which delivers detailed graphics and complex visual effects. Available in the United States from the major carriers, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile. In Canada from Bell, Rogers, Koodo, Virgin Mobile, Fido and Telus.
  • The iPhone 5S includes MIMO (Multi-Input Multi-Output) technology like the iPad Air and iPad mini 2 to allow increased bandwidth through spatial multiplexing of 802.11n signals.[1][2]
  • This was the first iPhone with 64-bit processor.


  1. Apple iPhone 5S, PhoneMore. Accessed 2022-02-19.
  2. Inside the New iPad, MacBook Wi-Fi Specs (and What's MIMO?) by Samara Lynn, PC Magazine. 2013-10-22.

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