iPhone 5s, 5c announced
Two new iPhones have been announced today during Apple’s press conference.
First up, we have the 5s. The phone features a 64-bit A7 processor that doubles the speed the past iPhone had, although it will be compatible with all 32-bit apps. There is also a new M7 which can monitor motion data.
Battery life is promised to be 10 hours of 3G talking and LTE browsing, and 40 hours of music playback. The camera will feature a burst mode for shots, and an image stabilizer to help eliminate shaky images.
The newest edition will also feature a fingerprint reader that can be used to unlock the phone. The scanner will also allow for Touch ID, letting people buy items on iTunes by just pressing your finger down. Phones can also allow for multiple fingerprints so that a loved one isn’t locked out.
The black, silver and gold models will be out on Sept. 20 in the US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore and the UK for $199 for a 16GB version, $299 for 32GB and $399 for 64GB.
Meanwhile, the 5c will also be out on Sept. 20 with five different colors: green, blue, yellow, pink and white. The phone will be made of polycarbonate, not the metal exterior the other phones have had. It still has the same display as the 5, but features an A6 processor, LTE, Bluetooth 4.0 and an 8-megapixel camera.
The phone will cost $99 for a 16GB and $199 for a 32GB with a two-year contract. Off contract, the phone will run $549 and $649, respectively.
Pre-orders for both open up Sept. 13.