I have been purchasing iPhones off contract since the iPhone 3Gs came out. I prefer the freedom of owning the device from day one and being able to do what I want with it whenever I want. As much as I would love to pay $200 for an iPhone, it is just not worth it getting into a contract. So how much are Apple’s latest devices if you want to own it from day one?
The iPhone 5s
- $649.00 16GB
- $749.00 32GB
- $849.00 64GB
The iPhone 5c
- $549.00 16GB
- $649.00 32GB
The prices don’t include tax so the device will be around $50 (depending on where you live) more than what you see.
Apple has posted this mornings keynote on their website. The keynote includes some sales updates and product announcements, you can watch it by clicking here.
Here is a Gallery of the iPhone 5s that was just posted on their website.
Apple announced cases for the iPhone 5s which will come in six colors, are “precision made” from leather. The cases will cost $39 and will be available when the iPhone 5s launches.
Precision made. Beautifully crafted.
The leather is deliberately shaped to cover the volume buttons, the on/off switch, and the chamfered edge of iPhone 5s. Inside, a soft microfiber lining protects the exterior of your iPhone. Outside, you see color that’s more than surface deep, thanks to a dye that’s infused into the leather. And there are six complementary colors to choose from.
A case worthy of iPhone 5s.
iPhone 5s has a stunning exterior. So any case that dares to conceal it should be equally appealing. The Apple-designed leather cases more than meet the requirement. Made from premium leather, they look and feel luxurious. And because they’re precision crafted for iPhone 5s, your phone still feels incredibly slim even with the case on.
Check out all of the other colors on Apple’s website.
Apple has announced “Touch ID”, it is basically a fingerprint scanner for you to unlock your device.
Touch ID will also work for authenticating payments in iTunes so you don’t have to enter your password. It will also handle multiple fingerprints.
Apple announced the iPhone 5S which has upgraded graphics, processor, battery and will run 64-bit Applications. The device will come in Silver, Gold, and Space Gray.
It’s made of high-grade aluminum, has a flash with two LEDs (One is cool white, the other is warm and amber) which can change color tone and has 1,000 unique variations.
The device will cost $199 for the 16GB, $299 for the 32GB, and $399 for the 64GB.
More Info: Apple
iOS 7 is now in the hands of developers and tech enthusiasts alike so I put together a nice pack of abstract wallpapers that complement iOS 7’s new color palette and design. The wallpapers are 1136 by 640 and take advantage of the 4″ retina displays on the iPhone 5 and iPod Touch 5th Gen.
Mobile: Tap on the thumbnail of the wallpaper you want. When the image loads, tap and hold on the image until the “Save Image” option appears. When you click “Save Image” the wallpaper will appear in your Camera Roll. To stay updated with our latest posts, you can add us to your home screen.
Desktop: Scroll down and download the whole pack and then you can sync the photos to your device or email them to yourself.
iOS 7 Abstract Wallpaper Pack: Here (Download)
iOS 7 Space Wallpaper Pack: Here
More Wallpaper Packs: Here
It has been speculated recently that Apple might begin launching iPhones in the summer like the old days. The MacFan magazine, Macotakara, is said to have revealed that the launch date for the iPhone 5S will be held on June 20th.
The date does match up with past iPhone launches and most likely this new iPhone will have a feature that will have everybody talking. iOS 7 will also be announced and is said to have a more flat design style which I am looking forward to. We should find out in the coming months whether or not the event will take place in June.