The iPhone 5s has support for up to 13 LTE wireless bands and offers download speeds of up to 100Mbps. According to Apple, the phone can provide up to 10 hours of talk time on 3G networks, up to 10 hours of Web browsing on Wi-Fi and LTE networks and up to eight hours on 3G networks, up to 10 hours of video playback and up to 40 hours of audio playback.
One thing you can't get on the iPhone 5s is a black case. The new phone is available in one of three metallic finishes — gold, silver and space gray. Premium leather cases are available in six colors — beige, black, blue, brown yellow and red.
For those who'd like more flash for less cash, Apple has created the iPhone 5C.
"The 5c is beautifully, unapologetically plastic," said Jony Ive, Apple's senior vice president of design. The phone comes in blue, green, pink yellow and white. Apple created custom silicone cases in six complementary colors with circular cutouts that let splashes of the phone's color come through.
Cosmetics aside, the iPhone 5c offers many of the same attractive features as the iPhone 5s — the 4-inch Retina display, the 8-megapixel iSight camera, the new FaceTime HD camera, the audio-only FaceTime calls, App Store access, support for up to 13 LTE wireless bands, download speed up to 100Mbps and the same long battery life.
The iPhone 5c also comes with iOS 7 but has an A6 chip instead of an A7.
The iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c will be available in the U.S. on Friday, Sept. 20, with the 5c available for pre-order on Friday, Sept. 13. Both the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c will be available through Apple's retail stores, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and select Apple Authorized Resellers. The iPhone 5s will have a suggested retail price of $199 for the 16GB model, $299 for the 32GB model and $399 for the 64GB model with a two-year contract. Suggested retail prices for the iPhone 5c are $99 for the 16GB model and $199 for the 32 GB model with a two-year contract.