Apple unveiled the iPhone 5C and 5S models on Tuesday and will begin selling them next week in the US. Here's a look at the key differences between those models and last year's iPhone 5, which is being discontinued in the US.
- Capacity: 16 gigabyte model for $99 and 32 gigabytes for $199, all with two-year service contract.
- Size: height: 4.90 inches; width: 2.33 inches; depth: 0.35 inch (124.4 x 59.2 x 8.97 millimeters).
- Weight: 4.65 ounces (132 grams).
- Display: 4-inch (diagonal) with a resolution of 1136 by 640 pixels at 326 pixels per inch.
- Cameras: 8-megapixel camera on back, 1.2-megapixel on front.
- Video recording: high-definition (1080p - comparable to the resolution of a 40-inch flat panel TV) up to 30 frames per second with audio.
- Battery life: Talk time is up to 10 hours on 3G. Internet works for up to 10 hours on LTE and up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi. Up to 10 hours of video playback. Battery can be replaced by service personnel only.
- Color options: white, pink, yellow, blue or green
- Release date: September 20, 2013.
Image: The new iPhone 5c seen during its launch at the Apple headquarters on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, in Cupertino, California. The cheaper version was described by Apple's chief designer Sir Jonathan Ive as "beautifully, unapologetically plastic".
Text and Images: Associated Press