My Space Gray iPhone 5S arrived early this morning from Apple in China, and upon first opening the box, I was amazed to see how much longer, and lighter weight this 5S phone is compared to my 2.5 year old iPhone 4s. Janna’s new iPhone will arrive tomorrow. We’re both on the 4G Verizon network.
The first thing I noticed is that the Space Gray iPhone 5S would not turn on at all! I was perplexed. Then I did the traditional “hard boot” by holding down the “on” button and the Home button at the same time until the phone turned on with the White Apple logo. I picked Space Gray because it has a black face. I prefer a neutral black on a smartphone. A white face is just too aesthetically jarring.
The phone started and already had a 91% battery charge. After setting up and restoring the phone, I was immediately prompted to download an 7.01 iOS 7 update.
As you can see in the screenshot below, I have a whole “extra row” for four more App icons in my Home screen! That is a delightful and welcome change from the 4s.