Apple Introduces iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

By Linda Cauthen, Black Friday Magazine
updated April 16, 2014
Apple Event

The new iPhones are here—and you can have one in your hands by the end of the month. Earlier today, the Cupertino, California, tech giant debuted a pair of smartphones with different prices. Which one is for you?

The long-awaited 2013 iPhones were introduced today, and most of the rumors we’d been hearing were confirmed. The top-of-the-line iPhone 5S is the same size as its predecessor the iPhone 5 with a 4” display and comes in gold, silver and gray. The 5S also has a speedier processor with Apple’s A7 64-bit chip and iOS7 software. The most interesting feature of the 5S is the fingerprint scanner called Touch ID that can allow the user to unlock the device by simply touching the sensor.

The iPhone 5S will be available for order on September 20 with on-contract prices of $199 for the 16GB model, $299 for the 32GB model and $399 for the 64GB model.

The budget-priced 5C is the same size as its pricier cousin, with a 4” display and 8-megapixel camera. The main difference in the two models is that the 5C is encased in a seamless plastic shell and comes in five colors: white, blue, green, rose and yellow. The 5C does not have Touch ID.

The iPhone 5C will be available for order on September 13 and hit stores September 20. On-contract prices are $99 for the 16GB model and $199 for the 32GB model.

While prices for the iPhone 5C aren’t “cheap,” they’re certainly competitive with comparable Android smartphones.

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