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The Faster And Futuristic iPhone Is Here

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By KMVT News

Cupertino, California (CNN) - The faster iPhone 5S is here - and so is its lower-cost, colorful plastic cousin called the iPhone 5C.

Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the new flagship iPhone 5S today at an event at the company's Cupertino, California headquarters.

The iPhone 5S will come in three colors: silver, gray and gold. The flagship device appears similar to the iPhone 5, but hardware upgrades include a beefed-up camera with a dual-LED flash to improve color balance. It also features Apple's new A7 chip and a new M7 "Co-Processor" that measures motion data -- a valuable feature for health and fitness apps.

The phone also includes a fingerprint sensor that will replace passwords.

The new device will go on sale September 20 in nine countries, including The United States and China.

The iPhone 5S will cost $199 for the 16-gigabyte version with a new two-year contract. The 32 GB and 64 GB versions will cost $299 and $399, respectively.

Apple will begin taking pre-orders on September 13.


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