Ford Sync Specialist
Tuesday, September 10th will be a special day at Apple in Cupertino, Calif. as Apple will hold an event that it says will “brighten everyone’s day” by introducing the new iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C.
Think of the iPhone 5S like the iPhone 4S — an update to the current iPhone with some new enhancements. The iPhone 5S will look similar to the iPhone 5 though with some subtle appearance changes to the phone case. One expected difference might be a fingerprint reader.
According to internet “rumor mill” the fingerprint sensor will allow you to log into the phone with just a swipe of your finger. Improvements include the A7 chip (a faster processor) and a better camera that allows you to add filters and editing before shooting your photo.
One surprise in the debut will be a new iPhone, called the iPhone 5C. According to early intelligence, it will come in a series of case colors, including yellow, white, green and blue. This phone will be a cheaper model than the 5S and might replace the iPhone 4S or 5 on store shelves as Apple usually drops the price of older models when the newest iPhone is released.
The new releases in hardware isn’t the only story here, it will be a new, updated operating system. Apple previewed the new iOS 7 operating system in June. Everything has been redesigned with new colors and icons and there are new features too, including a Command Center for easy access to settings and a new camera app. Siri also has a different voice. The new iOS will update the software for the iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, the iPhone 5 and the iPad. The release date has not been set, but is expected this Fall.
We’ve received reports from beta-testers that say the new iOS 7 works very well with the Ford Sync and MyFord Touch systems. With the August release of the software upgrade v3.6.2, we’ve heard nothing but good reports on the new operating system for MyFord Touch. The Apple iOS has worked very well with the Microsoft Sync technology in the past and we don’t anticipate any obstacles with the introduction of new phones. One issue has been the voice-to-text messaging. Microsoft set the MAP protocol for vocal text messaging, but the introduction of Siri on the iPhones took the process to a whole different level. We don’t anticipate Apple changing their phones to comply with Microsoft standards – especially since iPhones seem to offer more convenience with their own operating system.