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Liveblog: Apple announces new iPhone models

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Liveblog: Apple announces new iPhone models
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. 

To follow the event along with us, make sure you're back here at 10:00AM Pacific | 1:00PM Eastern | 12:00PM Central | 11:00AM Mountain | 7:00PM CET | 6:00PM UK

In the meantime, here's what we're expecting to see at the event:

Images courtesy of PCMag

Live event tracker

13:14Mr Costello's performance is what ends this Apple event. For you guys this was Nick T. liveblogging the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C announcement
13:11Oops, we spoke too soon. Elvis Costello is on stage
13:10And that seems to be it. Tim Cook is wrapping it up on stage
13:09by the end of 2013, the new iPhones will be on 270 carriers in 100 countries worldwide, Apple promises
13:08September 20 release date for the iPhone 5S
13:06iPhone 5C pre-orders begin on September 13, to launch in US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, UK, Japan on Sep. 20
13:05iPhone 4S is free on contract
13:05Cases for the iPhone 5S are priced at $39, come in many colours
13:04Get your wallets ready: 16GB for $199, 32- and 64GB models for $299 and $399 respectively
13:04They seem to be wrapping it up - A7 processor, upgraded camera, Touch ID fingerprint sensor are the key iPhone 5S upgrades
13:03By the way, still no word on megapixel count for the iPhone 5S camera. Could it be still at 8MP?
13:01Your fingerprint can unlock your iPhone 5S, or serve as your iTunes password. Sorry, Junior!
12:59it shall be known as the Touch ID sensor
12:58Yup, the iPhone 5S has a fingerprint sensor embedded in the home button.
12:57Time to talk about security. Fingerprint sensor incoming?
12:56Mr Squirrel just got famous
12:55Those photos sure look great, looking forward to testing the iPhone 5S versus the competition
12:55120fps slow-motion video has been confirmed. The resolution is 720p. Better dust off those roller blades!
12:54Photos from the iPhone 5S
12:53Dual-LED flash for the iPhone 5S has been confirmed. Their color temperature is different for a truer color balance
12:53The iPhone 5S camera takes several photos and picks the best one. Seems like a familiar concept
12:52As always, the camera software does it all for you - white balance, exposure, metering, tone map
12:51The iPhone 5S camera has 1.5-micron pixels for capturing more light. Neato!
12:50Camera upgrade: Apple has designed its own 5-element lens system, with f2.2 aperture. The sensor is 15% larger than on prev. iPhone
12:48Battery life is as follows: 10 hours 3G talk time, 10 hours LTE browsing. Not bad
12:47Expect smarter fitness apps. The new chip lets the iPhone 5S know whether you're walking, running, standing, or maybe doing jumping jacks
12:46Another chip - the M7 - runs alongside the A7 and handles data from the accelerometer, compass, other sensors. It watches your every move
12:44Infinity Blade III is being demoed, looking nice
12:43Speaking of graphics, OpenGL ES 3.0 is on board. Bring on the eye-candy!
12:43The A7 chip is twice as fast than the A6 and 40x faster than the first iPhone. Graphics have been upgraded as well
12:41The iPhone 5S
12:41iOS 7 has been reengineered for 64-bit support, but 32-bit apps will run just fine
12:402x general-purpose registers, 2x floating-point registers, over 1 billion transistors inside the A7. It might even have a flux capacitor
12:39Now that's interesting: a new A7 SoC inside the Apple 5S. It is the first with 64-bit architecture on a smartphone
12:37Next up, the iPhone 5S, available in silver ,gold, and grey
12:36Just to clarify, the iPhone 5C may be made of plastic, but there are steel reinforcements on the inside
12:35For $29 extra, Apple would also throw in a protective case in a color of your choice
12:34Here it is
12:33Prices are as follows: $99 for a 16GB iPhone 5C, $199 for a 32GB model. On-contract, of course
12:32iPhone 5C supports more LTE bands than any other smartphone, up to 100Mbps down
12:31*selfies - damn you, autocorrect!
12:31Cameras: 8MP with BSI sensor on the back, 5-element lens. But on the front we see an upgraded HD camera with 1.9u pixels for better selfless
12:29As expected, the iPhone 5C is a lot like the iPhone 5 - A6 processor, 4-inch retina display, but the battery is slightly bigger
12:28Not bad looking for a plastic-made iPhone
12:27Here it is, the iPhone 5C
12:26Five colours for the iPhone 5C: green, white, blue, yellow, and pink for the ladies

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posted on 10 Sep 2013, 09:39 12

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

Let's Go APPLE!!!

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 10:08 33

23. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)

i will save everyone time waiting round for 10am...
1)iPhone S ame
2)iPhone C heap
3)iPad S ame
4)Mini R etina

Nothing to see here, move along move along. Just another snorefest that has iFans in a uproar to replace all their other S ame devices with newer S ame devices.

uggh, the money that is waited could feed small countries rather than have apple bilk their customers with same S hit Different year

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 10:16 10

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

AAH the smell of burning haters! Can this day get any better??? xD

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 12:07 3

84. JohnnyZ (Posts: 34; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)

He's just telling it like it is. Apple will tell you otherwise....and you will believe them. You'll buy your incremental upgrade because it will have one extra feature that Apple won't allow you to run on your old iPhone even though it is powerful enough to do so, and you'll never know any better.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 10:21 1

36. Ninetysix (Posts: 2622; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

It\'s such a snorefest that all fans and haters are going gaga from every corner. LOL...Look at all of these articles and posts!!!!

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 10:37 1

43. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

you forgot to post the link to the Hilter rant of Steve Jobs... -___-

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 10:44

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

Ahahaha good one g2g!

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 11:33 4

70. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)

royalpayne, you are too funny. Not only do you raw raw apple, you raw raw all the posts that raw raw apple. You arrogant, ridiculous, iFollowers are something else :/

How many S hits does apple have to produce before you guys realize you have spent your life savings on basically a iPhone 1 that has a higher number and a S on it. Apple makes the least amount of changes yearly to save and make them the most amount of money and you guys line up like S heep but worse you praise them on websites such as this one like they are gods :/ :/

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 16:59

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

I love it when i tick off half wits =D

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 11:27 2

68. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)

lol, my video is sooo funny and memorable to you that you think i have spammed it. iHaven\'t, look at my post history, prolly 2 or 3 times max and just recently when darkjedi and I had a moment (just one tho, we are back to normal ;) oh and that video has been up since 2011

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 11:56

77. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

apple... i\'m just messing with ya bro. lol

i do give you credit for what you put together. it just seemed appropriate for me to take a jab at your comment.


posted on 10 Sep 2013, 10:42 5

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

I dont know why people like you cant see the success of apple. Google never did anything great yet rather than copying stuffs. I own a nexus 4 and its a shi* i think apple iphone is way better what i had before i regret

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 12:15 3

90. JohnnyZ (Posts: 34; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)

Explain why Apple has blatantly copied Apple for the last 2 years. You obviously got a defective Nexus 4 or have never actually used one. There hasn't been an exciting Apple event since 2009.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 12:27

95. JohnnyZ (Posts: 34; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)

copied Google*

I'm waiting for someone to throw this at me because it's all they got

I could have sworn I saw Google there a second ago though. I think someone is just F'ing with me that mods this forum

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 17:01

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

Boy ur insecure! Chill! No ones throwing anything at u, just calm down!

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:15

113. Piotrek007 (Posts: 112; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)

It came to be true :P

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 10:17 4

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

employee of the month

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 10:38

44. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

lmao... +1 for your both...

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 11:23 5

67. moroninc (Posts: 193; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)

Its now a marketing gimmick that phones are leaked before the unveiling, its good for business stock prices rise. Theres no need to build anticipation now, iFans would buy a brick with an Apple Logo. The main thing is how to get your share prices up and steal your money while you drool at the same design since iphone 4.

An Iphone costs less than 100$ to make, yet it costs as much as 800$ to buy, pretty hefty premium that needs a bumper cover as soon as you open it from the box.

Lets just wait and see shall we

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 12:06 2

83. iyngr (Posts: 72; Member since: 14 Jul 2013)

Live stream anywhere???

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 12:11 1

87. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

Seems that there is no stream. And Apple is named as tech company... :(

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 12:12 1

89. JohnnyZ (Posts: 34; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)

I'm on Comedy Central right now, but I don't see the Apple event. Technical difficulties?

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 12:30 1

96. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)

Let's Go iFRAGMENTATION!!! if you have an iPhone 3G or 3GS you won't be getting the lovely rAiNbow known as iOZ7.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 12:40 1

100. roldefol (Posts: 4364; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

If you still use a 3GS, you need a new phone. Holy crap that thing's almost as old as the entire Android OS.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 12:42

101. jeffsubero (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)

anyone know how can to get the live anoucment feed

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:15 1

112. Brutus (Posts: 19; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

Not bad at all.....
The optimizations made by apple are matched by none,,,,
The camera is excellent, the battery is now beefed up and superiorly optimized for much superior timings,
Fingerprint scanner is always welcome and handy...
But the best of all.... The A7 chip is just revolutionary! 64-bit, twice as fast, Classy graphics and brilliant architecture...
M7 chip is also INNOVATIVE...
I couldnt have expected any better. Gold 5s for me!
Cominf from an HTC One X user...

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 16:10

127. KashAli (Posts: 105; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)

In crisis cos no one is buying one. then cry we lost millions.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 09:41 2

2. devesenw7 (Posts: 7; Member since: 29 May 2010)

Nice order with the time zone\'s.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 09:43 20

3. amiaq (Posts: 509; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)

Hey!! Look I've got iPhone 5S already!!! Oh! wait, it's my mom's iPhone 5. Damn!! can't tell the different.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 09:44 8

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

If u can't, ur a noob! In the age of the internet, even a toddler can tell the difference!

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