Jeff Richardson: Yesterday, Apple introduced two new iPhones, theiPhone 5s
and the iPhone 5c. The iPhone 5s is the flagship model. It will be available starting September 20, 2013, and it costs the same as the iPhone 5 that it replaces: $199 for 16 GB, $299 for 32 GB and $399 for 64 GB. The iPhone 5s includes some great new features, and the more I read about this device, the more I am sure that lawyers are going to love it.
The iPhone 5s only adds a few more things to the iPhone 5, but they look like features that most any lawyer would appreciate. The security and ease-of-use improvements of the Touch ID would be enough of a reason for me to upgrade, and when you add the faster A7 processor, the better camera and all of the other improvements, there is no doubt that I will be getting one — and that would be true even if I didn’t publish this website. If you currently use an iPhone 5, the upgrade to an iPhone 5s is certainly not essential, but it will make your constant companion even more useful. (If you are not eligible for to pay the subsidized price because you bought an iPhone 5 within the past year, you might be able to use a subsidized upgrade available to someone else on your wireless plan such as a spouse; that’s what I did last year.) If you currently use an iPhone 4S
or older model of the iPhone, then you get all of the improvements noted above plus the improvements of the iPhone 5
such as the larger screen and the thin, light design — so you are in for a treat. And if the iPhone 5s will be your first iPhone, then welcome to iPhone J.D., and I hope that you stick around.