Apple is all set to launch recently announced iPhone 5S and cheaper version iPhone 5C on 1st October, just 2 days before Diwali, in the Indian market. According to the company, the Apple iPhone 5S and 5C will be available in more than dozen countries starting November 1, including India and Mexico.

However Apple has not revealed the pricing of either iPhone models, but speculations are rife that the iPhone 5S would be priced very similar to the iPhone 5 launch pricing at around INR Rs.45000, and iPhone 5C will carry a price tag of around INR Rs.35,000 in the Indian market.

Apple iPhone 5S

Apple iPhone 5S

The main highlights of iPhone 5S include 4-inch retina display, latest iOS 7, A7 64-bit processor, new TouchID fingerprint scanner 1440 mAh battery, 8MP rear iSight camera, and 1.2MP front camera. On the other hand iPhone 5C features similar specifications to iPhone 5S, but it packs A6 processor and lacks fingerprint scanner. The iPhone 5s comes in gold, silver and space grey and the iPhone 5c comes in blue, green, pink, yellow and white.

According to Apple, iPhone 5C and 5S will go on sale in multiple countries including Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, French West Indies, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Island, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Thailand beginning October 25. Just one week later on November 1 the new iPhones will go on sale in Albania, Armenia, Bahrain, Colombia, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, India, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and UAE.

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