Apple unveils two iPhones
After numerous leaks, Apple has finally unveiled two of its latest iPhones, the iPhone 5C and 5S, on Tuesday.
Available in gold, silver and space grey, the iPhone 5S features a new A7 processor that has been re-engineered for 64-bit architecture, making it faster and capable of running complex software.
The phone also boasts a camera with a f/2.2 aperture to allow users to take better pictures despite low light and a dual-LED flash to create shots with perfect natural colour balance. Aside from its panorama mode taking a 28-megapixel shot, the phone’s burst mode can also take ten still images in just a matter of one second.
Instead of a traditional passcode, the phone comes with a fingerprint scanner, which can also be used when signing in to iTunes to buy media and apps.
The iPhone 5S is priced at US$199 for its 16GB model and US$299 for its 32GB unit, while its 64GB version will set you back US$399.
Meanwhile, most of the capabilities of the new iPhone 5C are similar to those found in the iPhone 5, but the new phone features a back covered in coloured polycarbonate. The iPhone 5C comes in vibrant blue, green, yellow, white and pink.
Prices will be US$100 less than the iPhone 5, with the 16GB unit priced at US$99.
Both phones will be offered in stores on 20 September, with the 5C open for pre-order starting 13 September.
Apple also announced that it will discontinue the iPhone 5 while the iPhone 4S will be offered for free with a two-year contract.