Apple launches iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C
September 11 , 2013
Apple unveiled two devices on Tuesday- an update of iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C a cheaper version of the iPhone.
The company's CEO said these two devices are in line with the changing smartphone market."Business has become so large that this year we are going to replace the iPhone 5 and we're going to replace it with not one, but two new designs," Tim Cook said.
He mentioned that coming up with two different devices would help the company to serve more number of customers.
The first phone to be demoed at the event on Tuesday in Cupertino, California was the iPhone 5C. It has been described as being beautiful and "unapologetically plastic" by the design guru of the company, Jonny Ive. It's supposed to be sold for between $99 and $199 (each with a 2-year long contract) depending on the storage space.
Apple is also expected to come out with its own cases for the new 5C, which will be sold for $29 in different colors.
The more traditional upgrade, 5S includes the 64-bit chip, which has never been introduced in a smartphone before. The camera in the new device will be able to record videos in slow motion and although this is an exciting feature, the most dramatic one is the fingerprint scanner included for security purposes.
Users will not only be able to use their fingerprints to log into their devices but also to make purchases from iTunes.
Both versions of the phone are supposed to be on sale starting Sept. 20 but pre-orders for the 5C will begin on Sept. 13.