Apple announces iPhone 5s and 5c

As expected, Apple this evening announced it will be releasing the all new iPhone 5s and 5c on September 20th.

So here’s a quick rundown of what the tech giant told us earlier – first up, the new operating system…

iOS7

  • It will run on a new operating system, unsurprisingly named iOS7, which will be released on September 7
  • Siri will be even smarter!
  • iOS 7 will automatically group photos based on when and where they were taken
  • iOs7 will also incorporate a feature that allows users to create their own radio stations

The iPhone 5 is to be replaced with two models, one of which is the the iPhone 5s, but first…

The Apple iPhone 5c

  • As expected, it will be “more colourful and more fun” and will be available in a range of colours including green, yellow and blue
  • It will have a 4-inch retina display, A6 chip and an 8megapixel camera
  • A 16GB version will be available in the US for $99, on a two-year contract
  • Apple says “The iPhone 5c is beautifully, unapologetically plastic”

And so on to the…

The Apple iPhone 5s

  • This will be available in gold
  • It comes with a A7 chip, 64bit – which is some advanced smartphone tech, the A7 chip is twice as fast as the A6
  • Used on 3G it will have 250 hours of standby time and 10 hours of talktime
  • It will have a 4inch screen and an 8megapixel camera
  • The camera will have burst mode with 10 frames per second
  • And slo-mo at 120 frames per second
  • For security it will have a fingrprint ID scanner contained in the home button
  • This will also allow you to authenticate your iTunes purchases with your fingerprint!
  • A 16GB version will be available in the US for $199, on a two-year contract

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