Apple Reveals New iPhone 5S And 5C
Computer giant splits range into premium and budget smartphones for first time...
Computer giant Applehas revealed its latest range of smartphones, with a new top-end model and a cheaper line of devices to compete with its rivals.
The unveil at the company's HQ in Cupertino, California, marks the first time that its phones have been split into premium and budget offerings - which will be named the iPhone 5S and 5C respectively.
Highlights of the 5S include a new chip which Apple claims will offer performance comparable to a desktop computer, a fingerprint sensor and an improved camera.
Senior vice president Phil Schiller hyped the device as "the most forward-thinking phone perhaps anyone has ever made".
It comes in two finishes "space grey" and gold, but size, weight and screen are reported to be exactly the same as the existing iPhone 5.
The cheaper 5C will feature a metal-reinforced plastic body, which will be available in five colours.
It will also run the new iOS7 operating system and be available in 16gb or 32gb variants. The 5S will go up to 64gb (for a hefty £709).
The iPhone 5S will be priced at £549 and the 5C will cost just £80 less at £469. The iPhone 4S will continue to be available for £349 (with the iPhone 5 being discontinued).