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APPLE'S LATEST iPHONE
[ ] The iPhone 5S is made of aluminum and comes in silver, gold and slate gray.
[ ] There's a 64-bit Apple A7 chip on board -- making it 56 times as fast as the original iPhone.
[ ] The Phone 5S camera is the same, but different. It's still 8 megapixels, but it has a bigger sensor. Video is 1080p, while there's 120fps 720p slow motion, too, plus a burst mode. There's also a new True Tone flash that variably adjusts color and intensity for more than 1,000 combinations. Flesh will appear more natural.
[ ] As expected, the iPhone 5S will include a touch ID fingerprint sensor built into the Home button. It’ll scan fingerprints in any orientation as well as sub-dermal fingerprint layers, and Apple noted you can use it to unlock your phone without a PIN or make iTunes purchases without entering a password.
[ ] The iPhone 5S includes something Apple calls an M7 motion co-processor, which keeps tabs on the device’s accelerometer, gyroscope and compass. Apple says this will enable new types of health and fitness apps, such as a new Nike+ Move app that keeps track of how active you are.
[ ] There's also an iPhone 5C available in multiple colors, including white, blue, yellow, red and green. It will sell for less than the iPhone 5 originally did: $99. Internally, the iPhone 5C seems similar to the current iPhone 5, with some improvements to battery life and front-facing camera quality.
[ ] Both the iPhone 5S and 5C will ship with iOS7, which has a flatter, more modern look than previous versions, and adds major new features. For instance, users can swipe up to reveal a quick settings menu called Command Center, and send photos directly to other iOS devices and Macs using a feature called AirDrop.
[ ] Apple said iOS 7 would be available for free starting September 18 for existing iPhone 4 (and up), iPad 2 (and up), iPad Mini and fifth-generation iPod Touch users.
[ ] When can you pre-order the new iPhones? Apple confirmed September 13 for the iPhone 5C; the iPhone 5S will be available in store (as will the 5C) and for order on September 20.