Apple live blog: iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s and iOS 7

  • Now for some battery talk...
  • Now Schiller is talking about the M7 Motion co-processor. It continuously measures motion data; has an accelerometer, gyroscope and compass built-in, which will (according to Apple) enable a new-generation of fitness apps.
  • Donald Mustard, co-founder of Chair Entertainment, is now on stage to show the iPhone 5s some love. He reckons it's five times faster than the iPhone 5.
  • iPhone 5s also runs OpenGL ES (the standard for embedded, accelerated graphics).
  • Chart behind Schiller now shows a CPU performance curve, plotting how the different iPhone generations fare. iPhone 5s is king of the chart, boasting a CPU performance that's 40 times faster. It also boasts a graphics chip that's 56 times faster. (We're not entirely sure from the chart at stage whether that's over the original iPhone or iPhone 5)
  • 64-bit apps will be launched for iOS.
  • Now let's talk tech! The architecture is desktop-class; with a modern instruction set; 2x general purpose registers; 2x floating-point registers; more than one billion transistors; 102mm (squared) die size.
  • It'll have a 64-bit chip (the Apple A7 to be precise). Making it a smartphone world-first, Apple claims.
  • Looks like a metal casing and three colours: black/grey, gold and silver. Less funky than the iPhone 5c's colouring, but perhaps better-suited to corporate types.
Maggie Holland

Maggie has been a journalist since 1999, starting her career as an editorial assistant on then-weekly magazine Computing, before working her way up to senior reporter level. In 2006, just weeks before ITPro was launched, Maggie joined Dennis Publishing as a reporter. Having worked her way up to editor of ITPro, she was appointed group editor of CloudPro and ITPro in April 2012. She became the editorial director and took responsibility for ChannelPro, in 2016.

Her areas of particular interest, aside from cloud, include management and C-level issues, the business value of technology, green and environmental issues and careers to name but a few.