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Liveblog: Apple announces new iPhone models

0. phoneArena 10 Sep 2013, 09:37 posted on

That's it, guys – the wait is over! The day, on which Apple will officially introduce us to its new iPhone models – presumably the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C, has finally arrived. Needless to say, we're excited to see what the company has crafted in its workshops in Cupertino, and we bet that a lot of you are also looking forward to learning more about these upcoming devices. Naturally, we'll be following the event live as it unfolds. Would you like to join us? If so, then you've come to the right place. Here we'll be liveblogging the announcement of the new iPhone models, bringing you all the major and minor announcements that Apple has to make today...

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posted on 10 Sep 2013, 09:58

16. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


You just failed the BUUURRRNNNN test =D

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 12:05

81. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6729; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


don't forget the blending test amiaq

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 09:53

12. mercorp (Posts: 984; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


How about iPad 4&iPad mini 2?

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 10:04 1

19. LordDavon (Posts: 108; Member since: 19 Sep 2011)


The rumor is that iPads will not be released during this event. I\'m waiting on the iPad Mini 2 announcement, so I hope it will be soon.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 10:16

29. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


There already is rumor that Apple is testing an device with 6 inch screen. But taht may be just a test unit, so screen size still may change.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 10:05

20. Commentator (Posts: 2494; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Odds are they'll be announced sometime in October.

That's the real announcement I'm waiting for, it'll be interesting to see an iPad Mini that's not sporting specs from early 2011.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 09:55

13. amiaq (Posts: 499; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


does this new iphone need itune for activation?

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 10:01 2

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 12604; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lets rock apple

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 14:53

124. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


After thoughts? I feel let down, no tablet information and the 5C barely mentioned.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 10:08

24. oOps.. (Posts: 34; Member since: 26 Jul 2013)


if 5S stil 4\" then ... oh I\\\'m waiting 6 with 4.3\" .... 5\"

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 10:18

32. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


There already is rumor that Apple is testing an device with 6 inch screen. But taht may be just a test unit, so screen size still may change.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 10:09

25. sudhiir.reddy (Posts: 30; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)


I will buy iphone 5s, will you...

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 10:17 3

31. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


No, I\'m not.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 10:10 6

26. shy2papa (Posts: 211; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)


Yeah introduce us to the iPhone 5 Same and IPhone5 Cheap

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 10:21 5

35. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


And with the new Lightning cable, the Lightning...[S].

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 10:48 3

53. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


well it's atleast smaller and better than the previous cable. Also one can plug it in anyway they want. *Utility*

Small things, wouldn't expect you to understand with benchmarks clouding your brains

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 12:12

88. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Lightning cable is actually a good idea, the only complaint is you have to purchase them from Apple due to the chips they placed in them. You can pick up micro USB cables anywhere, so the prices have dropped considerably for them. Not so much for the Lightning cable. It's one of the downsides to a closed system, pricing usually sucks.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 10:16 1

28. bucky (Posts: 1574; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I'm looking forward to this one! My upgrade is just waiting

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 10:19 3

33. valapsp (Posts: 484; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


We\'ll hear this statement very soon \"and the app store goes down\".

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 10:22

37. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


I would have bought it , if it have had 4.5 inches display...

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 11:09

59. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


4.5 if without any bezels. But i think 4.3 should be the ideal size considering the bezels.. What LG has done with G2 is truly commendable!

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 11:41

73. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


+1 to that!

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 12:49

104. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


I have big hands so 4.5 is good for me

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 10:46 2

50. saurabh9022 (Posts: 7; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


ANDROID vs Apple
Like for apple comment for android

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 11:12

62. Commentator (Posts: 2494; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Like!

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 11:52

74. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


is this facebook?

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 11:10 5

60. Tuxedo (Posts: 174; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


Samsung, time to start your copying machines...

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 11:54 7

75. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I think that Apple copies more than Samsung.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 12:44

102. nxl2610 (Posts: 49; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


There is nothing to copy this time around,basiclly what we already know from the previous iteration of iPhone ( iPhone5 )

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:29

119. jaxson983 (Posts: 43; Member since: 11 Aug 2013)


What are you talking about...the biggest change here is something Apple copied from Motorola. The rest they copied from the iphone5, I mean 4s, I mean 4 oh wait they are all the same.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 11:14

64. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


the title of this article is misleading. the title says apple ANNOUNCES new iphones which suggests apple have revealed it yet this article is just to say yh apple will be announcing new iphone so follow us to see the announcement...not the 1st time pa do titles like that is it now.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 12:00

79. McLTE (Posts: 714; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Welcome to PA and their utter lack of journalistic professionalism.

They need a proof editor or something.. ANYONE to pre-review their headlines and articles.

Oh, and get them off Apple's payroll!

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 12:10

86. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


been on pa for years but they were not this bad before, still come cause now and then they have some great articles

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 11:16

66. ducati0927 (Posts: 8; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


Here we go, Wish they would raise the screen size to something closer to the HTC One or Evo LTE. But we shall see if they can win me over. Glad you can finally block contacts on iOS.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 11:56

76. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I came here for the whity jabs at android, the and the twisted leading stats and the comparison ... I Know I wont be disappointed

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 12:06

82. Quezdagreat (Posts: 427; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


welcome to the iphone reveal liveblog apple haters. your hating input is always welcomed

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 12:10 2

85. imkyle (Posts: 1023; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Apple get into the 21st century and stream this live via YouTube. You can put a fingerprint scanner on a phone, so I'm sure you can stream this.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 12:18 1

91. theSAINTjohn (Posts: 17; Member since: 06 May 2013)


"Tim is detailing the iTunes Festival - a concerts event to be held in London. Sounds cool"

Wow Nick and PA.. i thought this would be a live blog and not some wishy washy stoner like update page

Give some more details FFS!!!

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 12:18

92. alaahershy (Posts: 34; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)


I'm so exited

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 12:19

93. roldefol (Posts: 3178; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


What did I say about vocal Android fans posting all over the iPhone articles? And this is just the liveblog...

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 12:32

98. JohnnyZ (Posts: 33; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)


I just can't avoid a good laugh. Haha. Like the 5C costing $99 and just being a cheaper to make version of the 5. Everyone thinks it's half price. No, it's still $550.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 12:31

97. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


So anyone one can get the freebies? when? I want pages update for mac. Sadly they gave a disk when I bought it in 2010. I don't get updates apparently...even though I basically paid for it.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 12:40 1

99. Piotrek007 (Posts: 81; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


"iPhone 5C may be made of plastic, but there are steel reinforcements on the inside"

Suuuure, Apple will say every rubbish only to fade their cheap plastics now. Who act like Samsung now ?? And they were clear about that will never happen to apple... This company stinks !!

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 12:46

103. roldefol (Posts: 3178; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


"1.9u pixels for better selfless"

Is that 1.9 micropixels? That'd be a really really small amount of selflessness. Just goes to show how selfish Apple is.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:36

122. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


1.9 microns, it\'s the size of the pixels not the resolution. It\'s still 1.2MP i think

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 12:51 1

105. roldefol (Posts: 3178; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


"Another chip - the M7 - runs alongside the A7 and handles data from the accelerometer, compass, other sensors. It watches your every move"

Did they patent that co-processor setup? So they can retroactively sue Motorola?

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 12:55 1

106. zig8100 (Posts: 143; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


Am I the only one literally laughing out loud at the announcements?

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 12:57

107. Bernoulli (Posts: 1578; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


On contract, so I\'m guessing t-mobile is not carrying the iphone cheap?

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:03

109. roldefol (Posts: 3178; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Hey at least they're offering a 32 GB 5C at the $200 price point. That's new.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:28

117. hawke9150 (Posts: 31; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


Yeah only on Contract. Since T-Mobile got rid of their so called contracts, you will end up paying full retail

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 16:10

126. Bernoulli (Posts: 1578; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


price point? you don't mean that's the full retail, off contract price do you? Remeber that T-Mobile USA got rid of their contracts mate

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:01

108. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Wouldn't a finger print scanner in the home button kinda screw with otterboxes, life proof and other cases that usually cover up the home button with a rubber pad?

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:19

114. hawke9150 (Posts: 31; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


Of course it will, that is why you need to get the case from Apple. Just another way for apple to control what you get.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:12 1

110. alaahershy (Posts: 34; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)


Tim Cook Worst CEO on Planet

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:13 1

111. jaxson983 (Posts: 43; Member since: 11 Aug 2013)


WHAT!!! wait there has to be more. NOOOO. That's it a fingerprint scanner like Motorola and hp of the past. Better battery life only 10hrs. I have a Razr M it came out last year I get over 10 hrs on it.... Apple is the best marketing firm in the biz. They should poo in a bag sack and draw an apple on it they would sell millions. BTW not a fanboy of any OS or brand. I just like good stuff.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:24

115. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Was hoping for more information on the 5C, seems like they just skimmed over it.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:29

118. hawke9150 (Posts: 31; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


Why not all it is a iPhone 5 in pretty colors

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:31

120. roldefol (Posts: 3178; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


They're betting the US audience won't care about it either and will fork over an additional $100-300 for the 5S.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:35

121. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


I was thinking that as well but these events usually are broadcast world wide. It almost comes across as they had to make it but aren't proud of it. For a new device, it got little attention.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 15:17

125. roldefol (Posts: 3178; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


They probably aren't proud of it. Especially since St. Steve would have had to eat his words releasing a bargain iPhone.

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