Apple iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c: Complete coverage

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Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) today unveiled a new high-end iPhone, the iPhone 5s, as well as a cheaper model, the iPhone 5c.

The iPhone 5s features hardware improvements over last year's model, the iPhone 5, including a fingerprint scanner built into the device's home button. The iPhone 5c comes in a variety of colored casings and will be sold for as low as $99 with a two-year contract.

This is the first time Apple has introduced more than one new iPhone model at a time. Analysts have said for years that Apple needed a cheaper model to more aggressively go after the prepaid market and emerging markets where iPhones are not subsidized by carriers.

According to ABI Research, Apple is the world's third-largest maker of mobile phones. In smartphones, the company trails only Samsung. Thus, the company's iPhone announcements remain a closely watched annual event.

Check below for our continuing coverage of Apple's announcements, and let us know what you think in the comments.

Apple's new iPhones: Their top 5 wireless omissions
September 11, 2013 | by Tammy Parker
Apple's unveiling of its iPhone 5s and 5c was impressive on numerous fronts, including the breadth of LTE bands the operator is supporting. But support for a few notable LTE bands and capabilities was missing from the devices' introduction, so here is my list of the top 5 wireless-related omissions.

Apple's iPhone 5C won't help prepaid wireless carriers
September 10, 2013 | By Phil Goldstein
The biggest news, though it wasn't much of a surprise, at Apple's iPhone unveiling Tuesday was the introduction of the "mid-range" iPhone 5C alongside the higher-end iPhone 5S. However, it looks like the iPhone 5C is going to be a dud, at least in terms of attracting subscribers to carriers that offer low-cost or no-contract service.

Why Apple won't let developers near Touch ID in the iPhone 5S
September 10, 2013 | By Shane Schick
There was probably about as much chance of Apple allowing third-party apps to make use of the fingerprint scanner in the iPhone 5S as there was of the Sept. 10 launch event being live-streamed. Still, indie developers have reasons to be disappointed. 

Apple's new iPhones support 17 LTE bands, including TD-LTE
September 10, 2013 | By Tammy Parker
Apple is positioning its two newest smartphones for sales in developed as well as developing markets with support for 14 FDD LTE bands as well as three TD-LTE bands.

Apple's lower-cost iPhone 5C, at $550 unsubsidized, is more expensive than anticipated
September 10, 2013 | By Phil Goldstein
Apple did indeed deliver a lower-cost iPhone, the iPhone 5C, alongside a more expensive model, the iPhone 5S. However, the ultimate cost of the iPhone 5C is a bit more expensive than analysts had expected.

Apple's iPhones 5C and 5S support more LTE bands in Europe
September 10, 2013 | By Anne Morris
Apple unveiled two new iPhones to replace the iPhone 5 on Tuesday, the lower-cost iPhone 5C and higher-end iPhone 5S, and to the relief of Apple fans across Europe the new smartphones will now support LTE Bands 7 (2.6 GHz) and 20 (800 MHz), as well as LTE Band 3 (1800 MHz).

Apple nears clearance for China Mobile's TD-LTE network
September 10, 2013 | By Phil Goldstein
Apple's newest iPhones, the iPhone 5s and 5c, don't yet work on China Mobile's TD-LTE network, but that could be changing, as a Chinese regulator gave the final license necessary for the iPhone to run on company's mobile networks. China Mobile is the world's largest operator, with around 740 million customers.

iPhone 5S Touch ID fingerprint sensor points to Apple's mobile payments future
September 10, 2013 | By Jason Ankeny
Apple took the wraps off its new iPhone 5S Tuesday, and as rumored, the latest edition of the iconic smartphone touts Touch ID, a capacitive sensor embedded in the home button that unlocks the device by scanning the user's fingerprint. Touch ID, which boasts 500 ppi resolution and scans in 360 degrees, will enable users to log in more quickly than conventional passcodes, Apple explained.

Apple announces iPhone 5S, adds in fingerprint scanner
September 10, 2013 | By Phil Goldstein
In addition to the cheaper iPhone 5C, Apple announced a new flagship smartphone, the iPhone 5S, that includes an improved camera, a new motion sensor and a fingerprint scanner.

Apple to release CoreMotion API with iPhone 5S' M7 motion sensor
September 10, 2013 | By Mike Dano
Apple announced its new iPhone 5S will include a motion sensor that will allow the phone to track users' movements. The company's M7 motion coprocessor will continuously measure motion data using the phone's accelerometer, gyroscope and compass, the company said, and information from the sensor will be available to third-party application developers via the new CoreMotion API (application programming interface).

Apple unveils iPhone 5C, available for $99 with a two-year contract
September 10, 2013 | By Phil Goldstein
Apple, as expected, introduced the iPhone 5C at a media event at its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., delivering a cheaper model instead of reducing the price of its legacy iPhones.

Apple to release iOS 7 on Sept. 18
September 10, 2013 | By Mike Dano
Apple said it will release its new iOS 7 operating system to users on Sept. 18. The company said the platform will be free to download for users with the iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, iPad mini, and iPod touch 5th generation.


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Walmart launches smartphone trade-in program ahead of iPhone unveiling
September 10, 2013 | By Phil Goldstein
Walmart said it will launch a smartphone trade-in program to give customers credit for bringing in their old smartphones. The program's announcement comes just ahead of Apple's expected unveiling of new iPhone models.

What developers are saying about Apple's Sept. 10 launch event
FierceDeveloper | September 10, 2013
Just like their customers, they're following the rumors. Just like their customers, they're watching and waiting to see what happens on Sept. 10. And just like their customers, developers already have plenty of opinions about what Apple may or may not launch.

Report: Apple's iPhone 5S to offer fingerprint scanning, but iPhone 5C won't
FierceMobileContent | September 10, 2013
Apple's new iPhone 5S will introduce biometric fingerprint security scanning features, sources familiar with the company's plans told  The Wall Street Journal.

Analysts: T-Mobile may reap benefits of cheaper iPhone
September 9, 2013 | By Phil Goldstein
T-Mobile US could benefit more than other U.S. carriers if it launches the cheaper version of the iPhone that Apple is widely expected to announce at a media event Tuesday at its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., alongside a new high-end model, analysts said.

The iPhone 5S effect: How developers could cash in on the Apple announcements
FierceDeveloper | September 9, 2013
Don't even bother typing "iPhone 5S" into Google. The volume of search results will be overwhelming. Try a term like "iPhone 5S apps" instead, however, and you'll immediately notice a void.

The iPhone 5S counter-attack that Apple's rivals overlooked
FierceDeveloper | September 6, 2013
This circling of Apple's rivals the week before its fall launch was obviously intended to capture consumer and industry attention before it was completely diverted by the iPhone 5S, or whatever Apple chooses to announce. It probably won't work--it's going to be all iPhone 5S, all the time for at least the next week or so.

Rumor Mill: China to be among first markets for iPhone 5S/iPhone 5C
September 6, 2013 | By Phil Goldstein
China Telecom may have jumped the gun. On Sina's Weibo microblog, the No. 3 Chinese carrier posted a page for advance orders for the iPhone 5S and 5C, which Apple is widely expected to announce at a media event Tuesday at its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.

Rumor Mill: Apple plans event in China for Sept. 11, after Sept. 10 iPhone event
September 4, 2013 | By Phil Goldstein
Apple sent out invitations to the media Tuesday for an event at its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., on Sept. 10, where it is widely expected to announce new iterations of the iPhone. However, Chinese media outlets, including  Sina Tech, have reported that Chinese media received invitations for a separate event in China the next day, fueling speculation that Apple will announce a long-awaited deal with China Mobile, the world's largest operator by subscribers.

Rumor Mill: T-Mobile vacation blackout hints at Sept. 20-22 iPhone launch
August 29, 2013 | By Phil Goldstein
T-Mobile US employees will not be able to take vacation time from Sept. 20-22, according to the blog  TMoNews, which could be an indication that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) will launch its next iPhone iterations during that period.

Apple reportedly preps two iPhones for September launch
August 20, 2013 | By Phil Goldstein
Apple is pushing assembly partner Hon Hai Precision Co., better known as Foxconn, to start shipping both a new, high-end and a new, low-end iPhone in early September, according to a  Wall Street Journal  report.

An Apple event on Sept. 10 would scramble tech industry's calendar
August 15, 2013 | By Phil Goldstein
Apple may or may not announce a new iPhone (or two) at a media event on Sept. 10. However, if it does, that will throw added complexity into the tech industry's September calendar.

Low-cost iPhone details revealed in report on labor conditions at Apple supplier
July 29, 2013 | By Phil Goldstein
Apple's long-rumored low-cost iPhone appears to have been confirmed in a new report by advocacy group China Labor Watch, which took Apple supplier Pegatron to task for labor practices that include using underage workers, paying insufficient wages and forcing employees to work overtime.

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