Apple Unveils iPhone 5c and 5s, New Fingerprint Technology

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Apple announced a new fingerprint technology on Tuesday that will allow users of the new iPhone 5s to log in to their phones with a thumbprint instead of the conventional passcode.

Launching in stores Sept. 20, the iPhone 5s will be sold for $199 at 16GB and 32GB for $299; a 64GB version will be available for $399 with a two-year contract.

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“It’s the most forward-thinking phone we’ve ever created. It’s packed with incredible technologies,” said company executive Phil Schiller. “The iPhone 5s is a huge leap forward in mobile computing performance.”

Apple also unveiled a lower-cost iPhone model dubbed the iPhone 5c, which features a 4-inch Retina display, integrated touch and am 8-megapixel camera that will have an improved Facetime HD camera. The price? The 16 GB model is $99 and 32GB is $199 on a two-year contract in the U.S.

As for the company’s next mobile operating system, iOS 7 will be available as a free download on Sept. 18.

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  1. john says:

    Fact: Apple wasn’t the first to make finger print tech on phones the motorolla X was.
    Yes and android product did it first. The apple finger print tech actually all the info and finger prints go to the secret american organisation of agents and shit

  2. Jim says:

    Apple stock down 2% at the closing bell. I’ll wait for the 6.

    • Mo says:

      I read an article about the stock plummeting w/this & the 5C announcement. I have a 4S, I could wait till next year. Will think about it next month lol

  3. Mo says:

    5S here I come in October!:D

  4. TJ Kesolits says:

    What a big yawn. Frankly, all most people need is a phone that works and is simple to use. Yes the IPHONE gadgetry is attractive, but I had bad experience with finger print readers on a computer I had in the past. Cold weather does funny things and you may not be able to log in. All of these great features eat power. My wife’s smart phone is lucky to last 24 hours on a charge and I am sure this new smart phone and its new technology will just eat more power. The next thing is real value. When it comes to communicating, will this get you a message any faster than an IPHONE 4? I doubt it. I like the old Yankee moto, “buy it new, wear it out, make due”.

  5. Nanny Mo says:

    I hope you can turn that feature off. I’m not thrilled about helping the N S A build a national database of fingerprints.

  6. Jim says:

    I wish I can thumb print my comment, here.

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