Updated Sept. 23, 2013* (below).
The iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S debuted Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 and presented by the scions of Apple. Tim Cook, Phil Schiller, Jonny Ive presented the many new (and expected by the rumor mills) features of the new iPhones. Both the iPhone 5C and 5S are scheduled for release on Sept. 20, 2013. That is predicted to happen in 100 countries and with some "270 carriers". Much of the technical and other data were obtained thanks to the live bloggers covering the live event this date - Mashable did some great coverage.
At this writing, the new iPhone 5 specs just became available on the Apple website. Device storage for the lower-cost, partially plastic (polycarbonate) 5C will be at 16 GB and 32 GB. That is quite good considering that the prices for the new iPhone 5Cs will be @ $99 and $199 (per the Apple show). That is extra impressive if you are aware how "tricky" it is to mold polycarbonate. It will have 5 colors available: blue, white, pink (one person said "red-ish"), green and yellow.
The metal structure of the frame of the iPhone 5C is steel whereas the iPhone 5S is high quality aluminum. Colorful silicone rubber skins will be available for separate purchase for the 5C - apparently @ $29/each? The slightly more expensive new iPhone 5S should be available @ $199 (16 GB), $299 (32 GB) and $399 (64 GB). Separately sold 5S cases should be available @ $39.00/each. As per usual, both the new 5C and the 5S will be sold with the standard 2 year contract/s. Only the 5C will run on IOS 7. It will have 3 color options: gold, silver and "space gray".
The rumor-predicted finger print sensor is a new reality on the iPhone 5S (just not the 5C). This finger print scan measure is a layered piece of sophisticated technology. You should be able to "scar" your I. D. finger (if so unfortunate) and still be recognized by your home button. The home button is where the sapphire crystal, ring, sensor and touch switch are located. It is only 170 microns thick. Had we all searched the Google Patents for such a sensor we might have found it under USPTO application WO 2013109698! The handful of information here just shows that the newly debuted iPhones are truly new gadgets with some new technologies.
*Update Sept. 23, 2013 Iphone 5C screen cracks when dropped a few times! http://avideos.5min.com//434/5179434/517943356_2.mp4
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