As expected, Apple unveiled the latest upgrade to the iPhone at its press event in California today. Apple is replacing the iPhone 5 with two new versions: the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5C is available in five colors: green, white, blue, red, and yellow, with different colored cases to mix and match as well. The iPhone 5S features a more metallic look, available in silver, gray and gold, though the major upgrade is in its processor to a 64 bit chip, as well as a more advanced camera. Most notably, the 5S features thumbprint-recognition technology for heightened security. The new phones will be in stores as of Friday, September 20.
Much of the early part of the presentation revolved around Apple's updated iOS 7 operating system, which will roll out next Wednesday, September 18. CEO Tim Cook briefly showed off the long-awaited iTunes Radio service, which was announced earlier this year, and will debut as part of iOS 7.
As always, music was a big part of the Apple event, as Cook began the presentation with a look at the iTunes Festival, happening all month in London, with footage of Lady Gaga onstage. The press event wrapped up with a live performance from Elvis Costello, who joked about his early days working as a computer operator before becoming a full-time musician.