As you probably know by now, Apple today announced two new iPhone models: iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s. The two new devices are definitely exciting; you can now get an iPhone in a variety of colors or, if you prefer, snag the latest of Apple’s technologies called Touch ID as part of the iPhone 5s. There was more to today’s event, though, than the announcement of two new iPhone variations. Find a list of five of these things after the break.
iWork and Parts of iLife Will be Free
Apple today announced that its iWork suite of iOS apps will soon be completely free for everyone running the software on one of Apple’s mobile devices. iMovie and iPhoto, two popular apps apart of iLife, have also been announced to be getting the same treatment. “No other platform has any apps like these. We think that all iOS devices are made even better with these apps, and almost all of our customers want these apps,” Tim Cook said on stage. “So today, we’re announcing that we’re making all 5 of these apps free,” he continued.
iTunes Radio, Apple’s entrance in to the music streaming service space, has been announced to be officially launching on September 20th.
Docks for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c
While Apple took a break from offering docks for the iPhone 5, it appears that they’ve today reversed the decision that docks aren’t necessary. The Cupertino corporation announced two separate docks – the first is labled as compatible with the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5, while the second is listed as compatible with just the iPhone 5c.
Space Gray iPhone 5s
While the iPhone 5 came in two color variations (slate and silver), the iPhone 5s comes in three: “Silver,” “Gold,” and “Space Gray.” The Space Gray color is actually a new option, while the slate variation we saw last year has been completely discontinued.
No iPhone 5s Preorders
Unlike the launch of the iPhone 5 and many preceding it, the iPhone 5s will not be available for preorder. In order to be one of the first to have hands on the device, you’ll have to order online when the device goes on sale (like the rest of the internet), or go to a brick and mortar store and stand in line.