Apple has unveiled two new handsets: the top-end iPhone 5S and a cheaper iPhone 5C at an occasion in California. The 5S introduces a fingerprint sensor built into the phone's main knob to recognize the user. The 5C comes with a synthetic back in a choice of colours. It marks a change of strategy for Apple which had not launched two distinct types of handset at the same instance before.
The iPhone is the firm's most main product in terms of earnings power. The new fingerprint system can be used to unlock the 5S and provide confirmation for purchases from Apple's online marketplace. The 5S' Sim-free price ranges from £549 for a 16 gigabyte version to £709 for a 64GB model. One analyst recommended the feature would help the handset stand out against its Android rivals.