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CUPERTINO (USA) – With only 15 hours to go before the highly anticipated launch of the new iPhone, Apple staff have been busy preparing the Town Hall at its Cupertino headquarters at 4 Infinite Loop for the media event that will take place on Wednesday morning at 10am (Sept 11, 1 am Singapore time).
With banners featuring multi-coloured dots that suggests that Apple might be looking into at least coloured devices, little is known about what the company will unveil. Reports are pointing to multiple devices, including a low-cost plastic iPhone 5C, and as well as a more expensive successor to the iPhone 5.
The new iPhone 5S is touted to feature the same smooth aluminium finish, along with the chamfered edges of its predecessor, but with an improved camera and even a new fingerprint sensor on its Home button.
The cheaper iPhone 5C, which looks to have the internals of the current iPhone 5, will likely target entry-level markets and be available in different colours.
Apple is also expected to roll out its new iOS 7 mobile operating system, the company's first major design overhaul of its mobile software since 2007, at around the same time the new phones become available.
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