iPhone 5S, 5C Sport New Features, but No Big Secrets

By Michelle Maisto  |  Posted 2013-09-11

Apple, a company renowned for how fiercely it keeps its secrets, held a Sept. 10 event at its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters where nary a single feature hadn't been discussed and dissected by the media for weeks. Still, Apple fans may be pleased that all they had been led to hope for panned out. Apple indeed introduced two iPhones, including a lower-cost and colorful iPhone 5C that's a gentle update on the iPhone 5, at a price that would have otherwise gone to the year-old model. Then there is the flagship iPhone 5S with a fingerprint reader built into the home button, major enhancements to the camera, a super-speedy processor and the first-ever 64-bit chip on a smartphone. For those disappointed about the absence of the rumored Apple smartwatch (wait for it), the company introduced an M7 motion co-processor that will enable the iPhone 5S to support all kinds of health and fitness apps. Both new iPhones run iOS 7, which CEO Tim Cook called the "biggest change to iOS since the original iPhone." Once Apple users begin uploading iOS 7, Cook said it will become "the world's most used mobile operating system."


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