The suspense was so great that the amazing people at TechRadar created this dramatic movie trailer spoof about the launch:
|The new Apple Store in Berlin set the stage for the Apple iPhone launch|
Some of the things announced today:
Speed - iPhone 5S has a 64-bit Apple A7 chip with over a billion transistors, making it 56 times faster than the original iPhone.
Screen - iPhone 5S has the same 4-inch screen.
Colors - iPhone 5S is available in silver, gold, and space gray. iPhone 5C is coming in five colors: blue white, yellow, pink, green.
Camera - Auto image stabilization with a multi-shot option on the 5S camera
Battery - 10 hours of 4G talk time and 250 hours of standby
New Technology - New home button features a fingerprint reader. Touch ID provides security for your phone and can be used for purchases on iTunes and the App Store.
Pricing - iPhone 5S costs $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, and $399 for 64GB in the USA. iPhone 5C, the new, less expensive, plastic model, costs $99 for 16GB and $199 for 32GB in the USA.
Release Dates - iPhone 5S will be released September 20, and iPhone 5C will be available for pre-order starting September 13.
TechRadar has some excellent articles about the new iPhones and features, and you can even read their spectacular play-by-play directly from the launch in Berlin!
iPhone 5S Release Date, News and Features by Dan Grabham
Apple iPhone 5S officially launched as Cupertino's new flagship by Michelle Fitzsimmons
Apple's iPhone launch event live by Gareth Beavis
iPhone 5S features Touch ID fingerprint sensor by Matt Swider
Cheap iPhone 5C release date, news and features by John McCann
....and if you live for rumors, or you want to be way ahead of the game, you can read the iPhone 6 release date, news and rumours.