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Apple iPhone Launch - LIVE!

Apple launches two new iPhones at an event in California. Get live updates on all the action and reaction here, as it happens.


Hello and welcome to the Independent's coverage of Apple's newest iPhone launch. On the menu today: not one but two iPhones and a brand spanking new operating system. Expect instant updates on the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C and iOS7 software as the news breaks.

To read a preview of what to expect from the launch at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California go herewhere we've rounded up the most exciting rumours about the new iPhone models.

We also want to hear from you. To make yourself heard, click the 'Make a Comment' button below and we'll re-post the best ones. 

In the meantime check for updates on the latest news below...
The new iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S 
by Joseph Charlton

  • The Apple store is down, meaning only one thing...

    9/10/2013 4:26:43 PM
  • 9/10/2013 4:57:15 PM
  • Federighi is giving an iOS 7 walkthrough: commuting, app updates, Safari, Siri, sounds

    He points out that there's a "commute help" - when you tell it where you live and where you work, it will warn you about commute times. 

    Apps can be updated in background. 

    Safari  comes on a sort of rolerdex, with multiple screens.

    Siri is "massively improved" apparently. Federighi says  "What's Lady Gaga saying?" and it searches on Twitter.

    9/10/2013 5:17:41 PM
  • "It's like getting a whole new device" says Federighi!

    9/10/2013 5:19:03 PM
  • "Made with all the incredible technology that customers have loved with the iPhone 5.. more colourful than any iPhone we've made yet. A few of you may have seen some shots on the web.. and that's cool.. but you haven't really seen it yet"
    9/10/2013 5:26:14 PM
  • Hard coated polycarbonate - the buzzprhrase that describes the iPhone 5C - sounds marginally better than plastic...
    9/10/2013 5:28:57 PM
  • "As close as you look you won't see seams or part lines. Vibrant icons, translucency, it creates an entire experience of colour. And it doesn't stop with the phone design."

     And cases too, made of silicon.
    With cutouts. 

    9/10/2013 5:31:33 PM
  • iPhone 5C prices:

    $99 for 16GB on contract model

    $199 for 32GB on contract model
    9/10/2013 5:33:08 PM
  • First reactions on new prices are positive:

    9/10/2013 5:34:31 PM
  • iPhone 5S is now being introduced...
    9/10/2013 5:34:52 PM
  • Phil Schiller announces:

    The most forward-thinking phone we've ever created, perhaps that anyone has ever made. Packed with incredible technologies in service of using these in the way we want to

    9/10/2013 5:35:31 PM
  • Champagne gold! It is confirmed.
    9/10/2013 5:36:03 PM
  • Games demo.... 

    A distinctly unthrilling guide to some gaming features on the 5C. Details about release date and price would be more appreciated. 
    9/10/2013 5:46:24 PM
  • Details on the iPhone 5S  Camera:

    Automatically does auto white balance, exposure, dynamic local tone map (for highlights and shadows), autofocuson and picks sharpest one of multiple photos...
    9/10/2013 5:53:04 PM
  • The best shot analysis looks good: intuitive and functional feature.
    9/10/2013 5:53:44 PM
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