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Apple iPhone 5s (GSM/North America/A1533) 16, 32, 64 GB Specs

Identifiers: iPhone 5s - ME305LL/A* - iPhone6,1 - A1533 - 2642*

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Apple iPhone 5sPlease note that this "GSM" A1533 iPhone 5s model -- which is compatible with LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 19, 20, and 25 (but not CDMA EV-DO) -- is intended for the North American market (AT&T and T-Mobile in the US; Bell, Rogers, Telus, and affiliate brands in Canada; and Telcel in Mexico).

Heralded as the "most forward-thinking smartphone in the world," the iPhone 5s models, regardless of network compatibility, have a 4" (diagonal) widescreen multi-touch IPS LED-backlit 1136x640 native resolution (326 ppi) "retina display," dual cameras -- a rear 8 megapixel, 1080p "iSight" camera with 1.5 micro pixels, an f/22 aperture, a dual LED "True Tone" flash and more as well as a front 1.2 megapixel, 720p "FaceTime" camera.

The iPhone 5s is available in three metallic color options -- "space gray," which has a black glass front and a mostly medium toned "gunmetal" gray aluminum back; "gold," which has a white glass front and a mostly gold colored aluminum back; and "silver," which has a white glass front and a mostly silver colored aluminum back. Regardless of color, each includes a "Touch ID" fingerprint sensor embedded in the "home" button (which no longer has the traditional iPhone rounded square icon like earlier models).

This iPhone 5s model is powered by a 1.3 GHz 64-bit "Apple A7" processor and has 1 GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB of flash storage. It also supports both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and 4G/LTE, has a bottom-mounted headphone jack and uses the "Lightning" connector to hook up with a Mac, PC, dock, or power adapter.

Apple estimates that the iPhone 5s models provide "up to" 40 hours of audio playback, 10 hours of talk time on 3G, 8 hours of Internet use on 3G, 10 hours of Internet use on 4G/LTE, 10 hours of Internet use on Wi-Fi, 10 hours of video playback and 250 hours of standby time.

In the US, this "GSM" A1533 iPhone 5s is available locked to and subsidized by AT&T with 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB of storage, for US$199, US$299, or US$399, respectively, with a two-year contract. Unlocked and contract free, it is available for US$649, US$749, or US$849.

Also see:

  • What are all the differences between the iPhone 5s models?
  • What are all the differences between the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s? What are all the differences between these devices and the iPhone 5 replaced?

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September 10, 2013* N/A
Details: The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

*This model was introduced on September 10, 2013 and was available for purchase on September 20, 2013. On November 22, 2013, Apple added configurations that were unlocked, contract free, and without a SIM card in the US.

Also see: All iPhone models introduced in 2013.
1 (2 Cores) 2224
Details: Geekbench 2 provides 32-bit benchmarks for iOS models. This number is an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all Geekbench 2 user submissions for devices with the iPhone6,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, please see EveryiPod.com's Ultimate iComparison.
1399 2523
Details: These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Geekbench benchmarks numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for devices with the iPhone6,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, see EveryiPod.com's Ultimate iComparison.
1.3 GHz* Apple A7*
Details: *Apple officially reports that the iPhone 5s uses an "Apple A7" processor and boasts that it is the "world's first smartphone with 64-bit desktop-class architecture," but does not specify clockspeed or number of cores. Apple also reports that the device has an "M7 motion coprocessor" that "continuously measures motion data" and includes accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass functions.

However, the always excellent AnandTech was first to determine that the Apple A7 processor is a ARMv8 derivative of Apple's "Swift" dual core architecture called "Cyclone" and it runs at 1.3 GHz. It also is 28 nm, has a 64k/64k level 1 (instruction/data) cache and a 1 MB level 2 cache.
1 GB* 16, 32, 64 GB
Details: *Apple provides no official details regarding RAM used by the iPhone 5s. However, as first reported by AnandTech, it has 1 GB of LPDDR3 RAM.
N/A* N/A*
Details: *Apple does not provide an official estimate for the number of songs, photos, and videos that the iPhone 5s models can hold, instead opting for just gigabytes.
Sync & Charge None
Details: The iPhone 5s models are capable of charging and syncing by USB via its Lightning connector.
USB Lightning, Headphone
Details: N/A
Handheld iPhone 5s
Details: N/A
Metallic* Multi-touch
Details: *The iPhone 5s models are available in three color choices -- "space gray," which has a black glass front and a mostly medium toned "gunmetal" gray aluminum back; "gold," which has a white glass front and a mostly gold colored aluminum back; and "silver," which has a white glass front and a mostly silver colored aluminum back.
4" Color 1136x640 (326 ppi)
Details: The iPhone 5s models have a 4" (diagonal) widescreen multi-touch IPS "Retina" display with a 1136x640 native resolution at 326 ppi. Apple also reports a 800:1 typical contrast ratio and a 500 cd/m2 typical brightness.

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802.11a/b/g/n* 4.0
Details: *Apple notes that the iPhone 5s models support both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies of 802.11n Wi-Fi.

This specific iPhone 5s -- the A1533 "GSM" model intended for the North American market (AT&T and T-Mobile in the US and Bell, Rogers, Telus, and affiliate brands in Canada), supports "UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); [and] LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25)."
GSM/LTE* 8.0 Megapixels**
Details: *This "GSM" A1533 iPhone 5s supports "UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); [and] LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25)."

**The iPhone 5s models have dual cameras. The rear 8 megapixel "iSight" camera has 1.5 micro pixels and a f/2.2 aperture and supports HD video recording (1080p up to 30 FPS with audio). It also has a sapphire crystal lens cover, a dual LED-based flash that Apple refers to as "True Tone," a backside illumination sensor, a five-element lens, and a hybrid IR filter. In software, it supports autofocus, tap to focus, face detection, panorama, burst mode, and photo geotagging. The front "FaceTime" camera takes 1.2 megapixel photos and 720p HD video.
Lithium Ion 40 Hours
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10 Hours* 250 Hours
Details: *Apple reports that the iPhone 5s models provide "up to" 40 hours of audio playback, 10 hours of talk time on 3G, 8 hours of Internet use on 3G, 10 hours of Internet use on 4G/LTE, 10 hours of Internet use on Wi-Fi, 10 hours of video playback and 250 hours of standby time.
ME305LL/A* iPhone 5s
Details: *ME305LL/A is the order number for the 16 GB configuration, in gray, on AT&T. The 32 GB and 64 GB configurations, in gray, also on AT&T are ME308LL/A and ME311LL/A. The remaining AT&T configurations with 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB of storage, respectively, in gold are ME307LL/A, ME310LL/A, and ME313LL/A; and in silver are ME306LL/A, ME309LL/A, and ME312LL/A.

The 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB configurations "contract-free" on T-Mobile are ME323LL/A, ME326LL/A, and ME329LL/A, respectively in gray; ME325LL/A, ME328LL/A, and ME331LL/A, respectively in gold; and ME324LL/A, ME327LL/A, and ME330LL/A, respectively in silver.
Finally, the 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB configurations -- unlocked, contract free, and without a SIM card (introduced November 22, 2013) -- are ME296LL/A, ME299LL/A, and ME302LL/A in gray; ME298LL/A, ME301LL/A, and ME304LL/A in gold; and ME297LL/A, ME300LL/A, and ME303LL/A in silver.
A1533 (EMC 2642*) iPhone6,1
Details: Please note that this model number refers to more than one device.

*Additionally, the EMC number is not externally listed on the device so it cannot be used readily for identification.

Also see: All iPhones with the A1533 Model Number, the 2642* EMC Number, and the iPhone6,1 Model Identifier.
iOS 7.0 Current
Details: This model is fully supported by the most recent version of iOS 7.

Also see: Which iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad models fully support iOS 7? For models that "partially" support iOS 7, which features are and are not supported?
4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30* 3.95 oz. (112 g)
Details: In inches - height by width by depth (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm).
Mac OS X 10.6.8* Windows XP SP3/Vista/7/8
Details: Apple reports that the iPhone 5s models, if syncing with iTunes is desired, are compatible with a Mac running "OS X 10.6.8 or later, and iTunes 11.1 or later."

It is likewise compatible with a PC running "Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later" and iTunes 11.1 or later.
Apple reports that the iPhone 5s supports "AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV."
Apple does not formally specify photo formats for the iPhone 5s. However, it can sync photos in JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG formats, from iTunes and iCloud.
Apple reports that the iPhone 5s supports "H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format."

It also supports AirPlay Mirroring and video out to the Apple TV 2nd Gen or 3rd Gen as well as video mirroring and video out "up to" 1080p through the Lightning Digital AV Adapter and the Lightning to VGA Adapter.
Ships with "Apple EarPods [headphones] with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB cable, [and] a USB power adapter."
US$199, US$299, US$399* US$199, US$299, US$399*
Details: *In the US, this iPhone 5s model is available for US$199, US$299, or US$399 with 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB of storage, respectively, locked to AT&T with a two-year contract. Contract free on T-Mobile, it is available for US$649, US$749, or US$849.

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Global original prices for the iPhone 5s (GSM/North America/A1533) in 24 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region. Please note that prices with an asterisk (*) are bound by carrier contractual obligations.

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Original Prices - North America

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