iPhone 5s Release Date: Apple Fans Line Up at New York City Store Ahead of Friday's Launch [VIDEO]
The iPhone 5s and 5c will officially be released in Apple stores on Friday and people are already standing in line to get their hands on Apple's latest products.
The release date for both phones may be a full day away, but eager Apple users are currently claiming their spot in line at the Apple store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Those standing in line brought folding chairs in addition to portable devices to occupy their time while they wait. The new phones will go on sale in Apple stores Friday at 8 a.m. local time and will available for purchase online at 12:01 a.m. PST.
The iPhone 5s is an updated version of the current iPhone 5. It is the same size as the 5 and shares many of the same features, but it also has a 64-bit mobile architecture. It also has a fingerprint scanner in place of the usual "swipe to unlock" or passcode features on previous iPhones. The camera has a larger sensor than any previous iPhone, allowing for larger pixels and subsequently higher-quality photos.
As for the finish, the iPhone 5s comes in gold, silver or space gray. The phone is priced at $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB and $399 for 64GB.
Conversely, Apple has advertised the iPhone 5c as more colorful and cheaper than the average iPhone. The phone comes in white, pink, yellow, blue or green and is priced at $99 for the 16GB and $199 for the 32GB.
Both the iPhone 5s and 5c come with iOS 7, the most updated software system for Apple to date. The new system is more efficient than previous iOS systems and features a different display than previously seen before.