Apple’s new iPhone 5C and 5S handsets will go on sale in the UK on September 20, the Cupertino-based firm has announced.
The tech firm’s senior vice president Philip Schiller announced their arrival at an invite-only event in California yesterday, describing the 5S as ‘the most forward-thinking smartphone in the world’.
Apple fans will be able to pre-order the 5C model, available in five different colours, online from September 13.
Anyone wanting to purchase the flagship 5S, however, must wait until the September 20 release day as Apple will not be accepting pre-orders on the device.
The cheapest version of the 5S (16GB) will come with a suggested retail price of £549, £629 for the 32GB model and £709 for the 64GB model.
Apple’s iPhone 5C, available in blue, green, pink, yellow and white, will be available from £469 for the 16GB model and £549 for the 32GB model.
Both handsets will be available from the Apple Store, while the UK’s major mobile operators have confirmed they will be offering the handset on a contract basis.
The cheaper iPhone 5C – described by Apple as ‘beautifully unapologetically plastic’ – features the same processor and camera as the iPhone 5 but boasts a marginally bigger battery.
The iPhone 5S boasts a significantly faster processor than its predecessor, fingerprint scanning technology and is available in gold, silver and ‘space grey’.