Apple Releases New iPhones and Software


This Friday thousands of Apple fans will line up around stores across the nation in anticipation of one thing: their hands on the latest and greatest iPhone.

With much speculation buzzing for months, the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C, were released Tuesday at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.. Along with the two new iPhones, the announcement of iOS 7’s release date was also announced. A total redesign of the iPhone software featuring new graphics and new layouts it gives the iPhone a newer and fresher look with minor updates along the way. iOS 7 will be available for download through iTunes beginning next Wednesday, Sep. 18.

Also eagerly anticipated, The iPhone 5S was released with a fingerprint scanner. Instead of the usual home button, in its place is the fingerprint scanner. No passwords are needed, as you scan your finger to access your phone. In addition to the fingerprint scanner, there are other basic upgrades. A better camera, faster processing chip and the ability to change Siri’s voice to a male voice are available. The iPhone 5S will be available  $199 in stores beginning Sept. 20.


The iPhone 5C is the cheaper version of an iPhone 5. It is made out of plastic, unlike the glass body on the iPhone 4, 4S, 5 and 5S. The iPhone 5C is available in five colors and has same the basic features as an iPhone 5. The iPhone 5C will be available in stores Sept. 20 and costs $99.