Tim Cook CEO of Apple announced today during the company’s iPhone event the firm would release iOS 7 later this month for free.
Cook said during October the firm would ship its 700 millionth iOS device, stating iOS 7 would “quickly become the world’s most popular operating system.”
Craig Federighi came on stage to state that with it, Siri has been improved and shows some of the latest tweets, and you will be able to choose a male voice for the program instead.
iOS 7 will be free starting September 18th for iPhone 4+, iPad 2+, iPad mini, and 5th-gen iPod touch will all get iOS 7.
Phil Schiller took the stage to discuss the two new iPhones designs as well as announced the iPhone 5C which comes in green, yellow, blue, white and red.
Comes with a 4-inch retina display, integrated touch, full sRGB, widescreen video and more.
On the hardware end, the iPhone 5C’s innards are similar to iPhone 5 as it contains an Apple A6 processor and an 8-megapixel rear facing camera.
Price wise, the 16 GB is $99, and the 32GB is $199 with a two year contract. The UK prices are: 16GB -£469, 32GB -£549.
Along with the more economical version, the firm also announced the iPhone 5S which comes with Touch ID and in black, gold and silver as previously outed.
The sensor is 170 microns thin, has 500 ppi resolution, scans “sub-epidermal skin layers”, can read multiple fingerprints and has 360-degree readability all inside the Home button, and can authenticate purchases from the App Store, according to the live blog.
It contains the A7 chip, with 64-bit architecture and contains 10 hours of LTE browsing, 40 hours music playback, 10 hours of 3G talk time, and 250 hours standby.
The iPhone 5S starts at $199 for a 16GB model with a two-year contract. The 32Gb model is $299, and the 64GB model is $399. In the UK it will run you 16GB – £549; 32GB -£629; and 64GB – £709.
Both phones will be released in the US and the UK on September 20 as well as Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, and Singapore. By December 2013, it will be available in more than 100 countries.
Infinity Blade 3 was announced by Epic Games and Chair Entertainment at the event. Chair’s Donald Mustard came on stage to state that the game is the conclusion to the trilogy and contains up to eight worlds each of which are as big or bigger than the entire first game.
You can also play as two characters and according to Mustard there’s a new boss “that eats the old boss for lunch.”
It will be made available alongside the iPhone 5S.
Post being updated as news happens…