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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Apple Unveils iPhone 5S And 5C

Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, speaks on stage during the introduction of the new iPhone 5c in Cupertino, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, speaks on stage during the introduction of the new iPhone 5c in Cupertino, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Apple has unveiled the latest iPhones — the 5C and 5S — and says they will replace the current iPhone 5. Apple also says its next mobile operating system, iOS 7, will be available as a free download on Sept 18.

Craig Federighi, head of software at Apple Inc., said at an event at the company’s Cupertino, Calif., headquarters that “downloading iOS 7 is like getting an all new device.”

The new system can be downloaded on the iPhone 4 and later models, as well as on the tablets beginning with the iPad 2.

The iPhone 5C will be available in five colors and retail for $99, while the 5S will include a fingerprint “Touch ID” and retail for $199 with a two-year contract. They’ll both be available in stores on Sept. 20, and the 5C will be available for pre-order on Friday, Sept. 13.

Apple also says it expects to ship its 700 millionth iOS device next month. Apple CEO Tim Cook predicts that iOS 7 will become the most popular mobile operating system in the world.

The Associated Press contributed reporting to this article.

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  • Steve Henn, NPR technology correspondent. He tweets @HennsEggs.

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