5S and 5C - New Cases, Colors, and Prices!

Well, the press event just wrapped up, and I'm sure our excellent bloggers will be digesting and rounding up all the details for days. Coming to iPhoneland will be a bevy of colors (iPhone 5S: Gold, Silver, and a "Space-Gray"; iPhone 5C: White, Blue, Green, Red, and Yellow). To accompany the new 5S: $39 leather cases, in 5 colors, and $29 silicon cases for the 5C. News about older iPhone models was somewhat surprising, but makes sense when you think about it: The iPhone 5 goes away, and the 4S 8GB model will become free with contract. A pricing roundup on the new models follows. (source CNET):

iPhone 5S (on contract)

16GB model - $199

32GB model - $299

64GB model - $399 

iPhone 5C (on contract)

16GB model - $99

32GB model - $199

Something noted during the covereage but not mentioned at the event was the fact that the 5C 16GB version still carries a hefty non-contract price tag of $549. New models should be available on Sep, 20th 2013.


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Nate Adcock is a system and integration engineer with experience managing and administering a variety of computing environments. He has worked extensively with mobile gadgets of all shapes and sizes for many years. He is also a former military weather forecaster. Nate is a regular contributor for the iphonelife.com and smartphonemag.com blogs and helps manage both websites. Read more from Nate at natestera.tumblr.com or e-mail him at nate@iphonelife.com.