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iPhone 5S Announced: Pictures, Video And News From Apple's Big Event

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Apple has unveiled the iPhone 5S, its latest flagship smartphone.

The new device features a hugely improved processor, updates to the camera, a tweaked design and a new fingerprint sensor designed to improve security.

'Touch ID' is Apple's answer to users forgetting - or refusing - to set-up passwords to protect their devices.

Using a capacitive sensor built into the 'Home' button, the phone is able to scan your finger or thumb in any direction and unlock your device - as long as you're really who you say you are.

The sensor will also let you make iTunes purchases using your fingertips - literally. And no - your fingerprints will never be backed up or stored on Apple's servers. So identity theft shouldn't be an issue.

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"It's not just rampant tech for tech's sake. Every component and process has been considered and measured to make sure it's truly useful and enhances the user experience," said Apple's chief of design Sir Jony Ive.

Apple said that the iPhone 5S was the first phone with a 64-bit, desktop class processor which it claimed was twice as fast as the iPhone 5 - and 56 times as quick as the original iPhone.

"I don't think the other guys are even talking about it yet," said Apple's Phil Schiller of the new performance standard.

It comes in three colours: a black and 'space grey' edition, as well as the much-rumoured gold/white and silver/white versions.

Apple made the announcement alongside that of the iPhone 5C, its new colourful mid-range device sold for a lower cost, with specs similar to the previous generation iPhone 5.

The phone will cost $199 for 16GB (on a two year contract). The 32 GB will cost $299, the 64GB $399. Apple said it will be available to pre-order starting September 13 and will be released a week later.

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"These iPhones are packed with remarkable tech," said Tim Cook. "But we've done it in a way that makes it matter to people, making things easier. We don't just pack in feature after feature."

The key features include:

  • 64-bit A7 processor (a 'world's first')
  • "2x general purpose registers, 2x floating point registers, over 1 billion transistors and 100 square mm die size" - i.e., it's fast.
  • A new 'M7' processor which monitors motion constantly, and "enables a new generation of health and fitness apps" including Nike's new 'Nike+ Move'.
  • Battery offers 10 hours 3G talk time, 250 hours standby
  • A new camera with a f/2.2 aperture, a 15-percent larger active sensor area, a 'True Tone' flash and new software enhancements to take better pictures
  • Slo-mo camera offers up to 120 FPS video capture

Other news from the event included:

  • iWork is now free for all new iOS devices. The suite of productivity apps includes presentation software Keynote, the desktop publishing app Pages, spreadsheet Numbers, iPhoto and iMovie.
  • Infinity Blade 3 from Epic Games will be released - with a 64-bit version specially made for the iPhone 5S

Apple also announced that iOS 7, its new version of the mobile operating system which powers iPads, iPhones and iPod Touch devices, will be released on 18 September, and will be free for the iPhone 4 and above, iPad 2 and above, the iPad Mini and the fifth generation iPod Touch.

It said that the OS had been fine-tuned since its initial unveiling earlier this year, and said that 700 million devices running iOS 7 will have been sold by the end of September.

Some small updates to the OS which were not previously announced include a bunch of new 'techno-inspired' ringtones.

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Don’t download iOS 7 today. You’re not a developer. If you were a developer, you’d already know how to download Apple’s newest mobile OS and you’d be making bank by building apps.

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From HuffPostBiz's Mark Gongloff:

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If you want the latest on Apple's announcements straight from the company itself, click over to Apple's news release center. There are press releases on the iPhone 5S, 5C and more.

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From New York Magazine:

A handful of device makers have tried to make fingerprint-authentication happen for people who aren't shuffling around millions of dollars every day. And they've been greeted with a unified meh. Ordinary users, it seems, would rather type in a passcode than fiddle with a fingerprint scanner, even if it means their information is more easily accessed by people who aren't them.

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Apple announced that iTunes Radio will be available with iOS 7. From HuffPostTech:

Apple announced that its latest operating system iOS7 will include a livestreaming music service called Apple Radio, at its press conference Tuesday.

The service, which was announced in June, is expected to compete directly with Pandora, Spotify and others by providing users with custom stations created based on their music preferences, the ability to purchase a song they're listening to and more.

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HuffPostTech Tim Stenovec reports that famed singer Elvis Costello is at Apple's press event. Cool?

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From HuffPostTech:

The iPhone 5S will be the same size as its predecessor, the iPhone 5, with a 4-inch screen. Big screens are all the rage these days, and Apple is rumored to be working on phones with larger screens, but physically, the iPhone 5S looks very similar to last year's model.

The phone includes Apple's new A7 64-bit chip, and Apple describes the 5S as the "world's first and only smartphone" with a 64-bit chip. Phil Schiller, announcing the new phone, described the device's CPU and graphics as twice as fast in speed as the iPhone 5. The chip also packs a series of other performance and graphics enhancements. In addition to the A7, the phone includes the M7 motion coprocessor. The M7 "continuously measures motion data," and includes the phone's accelerometer, gyroscope and compass.

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The iPhone 5C is available for pre-order staring on Friday Sept. 13. Both phones will go on sale starting Sept. 20.

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Here's the difference in price between the two models launched today:

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Here's a photo of Apple execs introducing the Apple 5S, via HuffPostTech's Tim Stenovec who is Cupertino.

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Here's more info on the iPhone 5C via HuffPostTech:

The iPhone 5C is the first of its kind, coming a variety of bright colors rather than just white and black. It's casing is made of plastic, rather than the high-strength metal that protects its more expensive cousin, the iPhone 5S, which was also shown to the public in Cupertino. The 5C will be available in white, blue, green, rose and yellow.

"The entire back and sides are made from a single part," Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, said at Tuesday's event. There are no seams, and the casing is made of polycarbonate reinforced with steel, and is described as "solid" and "dense" feeling.

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Comes in gold, silver and space grey.

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The iPhone 5C, dubbed the "cheaper iPhone" before its release is "unapologetically plastic," Apple exec Jony Ive told the crowd.

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And here it is..

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Via NYTimes tech columnist David Pogue:

But let's be honest, we're all just waiting for the new iPhone.

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The new operating system will include an improved Siri and more:

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Now Apple execs are talking about the features of Apple's latest operating system iOS7, which the company announced at its last event in June.

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