Apple's latest iPhone 5S and 5C smartphones have officially gone on sale, drawing a 200-strong crowd to its flagship Regent Street, London store.
The iPhone 5C was originally made available for preorder last Friday, though the high-end 5S was only available for purchase from 8am today. The store drew a variety of early buyers including dedicated Apple fans eager to get the next iPhone for themselves as well as more financially motivated individuals eager to sell the new device on eBay.
The early buyers interviewed by V3 all confirmed plans to purchase the more premier iPhone 5S but not one person said they were queuing to buy the slightly cheaper iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5S and 5C were unveiled by Apple earlier in September.
The iPhone 5S is the latest flagship from Apple and features a number of internal upgrades, despite boasting the same design as the iPhone 5. These include Apple's new A7 chip and a new custom Touch ID sensor. The sensor is designed to boost the iPhone 5S's business appeal, letting users set the phone to open only once it has verified the identity of the person holding it by scanning their fingerprint.
Below it the iPhone 5C is the first plastic iPhone. However, outside of its new colourful design the 5C features close to identical internal specifications to the older iPhone 5. Both the 5C and 5S are available in 16GB and 32GB models. The 5C's 16GB model costs £469 and the 32GB model is £549 SIM-free. The iPhone 5S is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions costing £549, £629 and £709 SIM-free respectively.
Check back with V3 later for full reviews of the Apple iPhone 5S and 5C.
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