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Apple Announces Two New iPhones

As heavily rumored, Apple announced two new iPhones at their press event today. One represents the yearly improvement of their current lineup, the extra powerful iPhone 5S. The other is a mid-range model called the iPhone 5C.

iPhone 5S is the new premium iPhone. It comes in three shiny colors: silver, gold, and “space gray.” It sports a new, faster (64 bit) processor called the A7 chip, plus a new M7 chip that allows the phone to do certain tasks at less cost to the battery life.

iPhone 5S

The 5S also has a high-tech fingerprint scanner on the home button that will replace the security codes used to unlock the phone, as well as the need to enter a password to make App Store purchases. With a two-year contract, the iPhone 5S costs:

16GB model – $199
32GB model – $299
64GB model – $399

The iPhone 5C is the new mid-tier iPhone, but its specs line up almost exactly with the current iPhone 5, so the differences are mostly aesthetic. The 5C has a plastic shell and comes in an array of brighter colors: blue, white, pink, yellow, and green. With two-year contract, this phone will cost $99 or $199 for the 16GB and 32GB models respectively.

The current iPhone 5 will no longer be available (essentially, it’s been transformed into the 5C), but the iPhone 4S will remain in the line-up, free with a two-year contract.

iPhone 5C

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