Apple Shows Off Two New iPhone Smartphones

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Apple has as expected shown off two new versions of its iPhone handset range the 5S and 5C smartphones.

Apple iPhone 5s

The top end smartphones comes with an all-new A7 chip, which Apple says makes the iPhone 5s the world's first smartphone with 64-bit desktop-class architecture. Apple also engineered iOS 7 and all the built-in apps to maximize the performance of the A7 chip.

The new smartphone also comes with an 8 megapixel iSight camera with True Tone flash and Touch ID, a fingerprint based sensor for unlocking the handset.

"iPhone 5s is the most forward-thinking smartphone in the world, delivering desktop class architecture in the palm of your hand," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

Every iPhone 5s includes the new M7 motion coprocessor that gathers data from the accelerometer, gyroscope and compass to offload work from the A7 for improved power efficiency. The M7 motion coprocessor continuously measures motion data, even when the device is asleep, and saves battery life for pedometer or other fitness apps that use the accelerometer all day.

The air interface supports LTE connectivity, with 13 different frequency bands.

The iPhone 5s comes in gold, silver or space gray, and will be available in the USA for a suggested retail price of $199 for the 16GB model and $299 for the 32GB model and $399 for the 64GB model.

It will also be launched in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK on Friday, September 20.

Apple iPhone 5c

The 5c smartphone comes with an 8-megapixel camera, and the lower powered A6 chip, but also supports more LTE frequency bands and comes with iOS7 software.

"iPhone 5c is everything iPhone 5 was and more, in an all-new design packed with great features," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "iPhone 5c is designed with a beautiful polycarbonate enclosure that looks and feels so solid in your hand."

The iPhone 5c features an all-new design crafted from a single, hard-coated polycarbonate body with a steel reinforced frame, which also holds the internal components and doubles as the iPhone 5c's multiband antenna

The iPhone 5c will be available in the USA for a suggested retail price of $99 for the 16GB model and $199 for the 32GB model.

It will also be available in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK on Friday, September 20.

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Apple iPhone 5s


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