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Apple's new iPhone 5S to go on sale in Singapore on Sept 20

The new iPhone 5S is displayed during an Apple product announcement at the Apple campus on Sept 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California. -- PHOTO: AFP
The new iPhone 5S is displayed during an Apple product announcement at the Apple campus on Sept 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California. -- PHOTO: AFP
New iPhone 5S handsets let people use their fingerprints to unlock the smartphones at an iPhone event at Apple's headquarters in Silicon Valley on September 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California. -- PHOTO: AFP
New iPhone 5S handsets let people use their fingerprints to unlock the smartphones at an iPhone event at Apple's headquarters in Silicon Valley on September 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California. -- PHOTO: AFP
The new iPhone 5C is displayed during an Apple product announcement at the Apple campus. The new lower-cost phone will come in five colours.  -- ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN
The new iPhone 5C is displayed during an Apple product announcement at the Apple campus. The new lower-cost phone will come in five colours.  -- ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN
The new iPhone 5S is displayed during an Apple product announcement at the Apple campus. Apple's flagship handset now also comes in a third colour, gold.  -- ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN
The new iPhone 5S is displayed during an Apple product announcement at the Apple campus. Apple's flagship handset now also comes in a third colour, gold.  -- ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN
The new iPhone 5S is displayed during an Apple product announcement at the Apple campus on Sept 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California. -- PHOTO: AFP
The new iPhone 5S is displayed during an Apple product announcement at the Apple campus on Sept 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California. -- PHOTO: AFP
The new iPhone 5S is displayed during an Apple product announcement at the Apple campus on Sept 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California. -- PHOTO: AFP
The new iPhone 5S is displayed during an Apple product announcement at the Apple campus on Sept 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California. -- PHOTO: AFP
The new iPhone 5C is displayed during an Apple product announcement at the Apple campus on Sept 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California.  -- PHOTO: AFP
The new iPhone 5C is displayed during an Apple product announcement at the Apple campus on Sept 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California.  -- PHOTO: AFP
Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing introduces the new iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S during a product announcement in Cupertino, California.  -- ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN
Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing introduces the new iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S during a product announcement in Cupertino, California.  -- ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN
The models of the iPhone 5s (left) and the iPhone 5c being shown off during the media event at the Apple Town Hall in Cupertino. -- ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN
The models of the iPhone 5s (left) and the iPhone 5c being shown off during the media event at the Apple Town Hall in Cupertino. -- ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN
A member of the media getting his hands on the different coloured models of iPhone 5c. -- ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN
A member of the media getting his hands on the different coloured models of iPhone 5c. -- ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN
Members of the media trying out the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c during the media event at the Apple Town Hall in Cupertino. -- ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN
Members of the media trying out the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c during the media event at the Apple Town Hall in Cupertino. -- ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN
Singer Elvis Costello singing during the end of the media event at the Apple Town Hall in Cupertino. -- ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN
Singer Elvis Costello singing during the end of the media event at the Apple Town Hall in Cupertino. -- ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN
Apple's CEO Tim Cook rounding up the media event at the Apple Town Hall in Cupertino. -- ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN
Apple's CEO Tim Cook rounding up the media event at the Apple Town Hall in Cupertino. -- ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN
Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller introducing the iPhone 5c during the media event at the Apple Town Hall in Cupertino. -- ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN
Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller introducing the iPhone 5c during the media event at the Apple Town Hall in Cupertino. -- ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN
Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller introducing the iPhone 5c during the media event at the Apple Town Hall in Cupertino. -- ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN
Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller introducing the iPhone 5c during the media event at the Apple Town Hall in Cupertino. -- ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN
Apple's CEO Tim Cook announces that the iWork apps, iMovie and iPhoto apps will be free with new iOS devices purchase during the media event at the Apple Town Hall in Cupertino. -- ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN
Apple's CEO Tim Cook announces that the iWork apps, iMovie and iPhoto apps will be free with new iOS devices purchase during the media event at the Apple Town Hall in Cupertino. -- ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN
Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, Craig Federighi announcing that the new iOS 7 mobile operating system will be compatible with iPhone 4 or later and iPad 2 and later during the media event at the Apple Town Hall in Cupertino. --
Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, Craig Federighi announcing that the new iOS 7 mobile operating system will be compatible with iPhone 4 or later and iPad 2 and later during the media event at the Apple Town Hall in Cupertino. -- ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN
Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, Craig Federighi talking about the new iOS 7 mobile operating system during the media event at the Apple Town Hall in Cupertino. -- ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN
Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, Craig Federighi talking about the new iOS 7 mobile operating system during the media event at the Apple Town Hall in Cupertino. -- ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN
Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook talking about the new Stanford Apple store during the media event at the Apple Town Hall in Cupertino. -- ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN
Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook talking about the new Stanford Apple store during the media event at the Apple Town Hall in Cupertino. -- ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN
Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook opening the media event at the Apple Town Hall in Cupertino. -- ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN
Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook opening the media event at the Apple Town Hall in Cupertino. -- ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN

Cupertino (USA) – For the first time, Apple has announced two different iPhone models to cater to the changing consumer markets for smartphones. The iPhone 5S is the traditional upgrade of an existing model, while the iPhone 5C is a slightly cheaper phone that is available in brighter colours.

Both devices will run on the company's latest mobile operating system, iOS 7, and Singapore will be one of the first countries to get the phones when they go on sale on Sept 20 via the local Apple online store, select Apple resellers and across all three local telcos.

The new iPhone 5s sports the exact design and dimensions of its predecessor, offering the same 4-inch touchscreen display and aluminium chassis. The new iPhone 5S is 7.7mm thin and weighs a mere 112g.

But the insides have been upgraded, with a new camera and faster processor. It is also the world’s first smartphone to use the 64-bit desktop computing architecture.

Available in five colours, the iPhone 5C is the first iPhone with a plastic exterior, which has been moulded over a steel frame. It is also bigger than both the existing iPhone 5 and new 5S, as it is 1.3mm thicker and 20g heavier. It also lacks the fingerprint sensor of 5S, and does not come in 64GB storage capacity.

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