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Apple unveils two new iPhones at lavish product launch

Adrian Weckler, Technology Editor

Published 10/09/2013 | 19:44

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The five colors of the new iPhone 5C are seen on screen at Apple Inc's media event in Cupertino, California September 10, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (UNITED STATES  - Tags: BUSINESS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS TELECOMS)
The five colors of the new iPhone 5C are seen on screen at Apple Inc's media event in Cupertino, California September 10, 2013.
An example of the new iPhone 5C is seen on screen at Apple Inc's media event in Cupertino, California September 10, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (UNITED STATES  - Tags: BUSINESS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS TELECOMS)
An example of the new iPhone 5C is seen on screen at Apple Inc's media event in Cupertino.
Phil Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide marketing for Apple Inc, talks about the new iPhone 5C at Apple Inc's media event in Cupertino, California September 10, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (UNITED STATES  - Tags: BUSINESS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS TELECOMS)
Phil Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide marketing for Apple Inc, talks about the new iPhone 5C at Apple Inc's media event in Cupertino.

APPLE has announced two new iPhones in a lavish launch event in the US this evening.

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However, the tech giant dashed hopes of a ‘cheap’ iPhone, pricing the cheaper of the two new models at €600 unlocked.

Instead, the company has lowered the price of the iPhone 4S to €400 and is discontinuing the existing iPhone 4 and 5 models.

Apple also revealed that its new operating system, iOS7, will become available free to all current iPhone and iPad users on September 18th.

 

Here are the main features of the iPhone 5S:

- Fingerprint ID sensor to take the place of security passwords, to be used for unlocking the phone and validating iTunes purchases

- Improved camera with bigger sensor, bigger pixels and f2.2 lens for more light

- The world’s fastest smartphone processor with 64-bit technology

- Improved graphics to play games

- A new gold-coloured variation to accompany black and white models

- Same four-inch screen as the existing iPhone 5

- €700 sim-free (unlocked) price

 

Here are the main features of the iPhone 5C:

- Plastic cases

- A range of colours, from pink and yellow to blue and green

- Same chip and graphics as existing iPhone 5

- Same camera as existing iPhone 5

- Same four-inch screen as the existing iPhone 5

- Free iWork, iPhoto and iMovie apps to be included

- €600 sim-free (unlocked) price

 

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