Wednesday, October 09 16:56:37
Apples most colourful smartphones to date, the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are set to become available to 27 markets, including Ireland on Friday, October 25.
The phones have already been available to buy in a number of larger markets such as the US, UK and China - marking the first time the company has launched in China and the US simultaneously. The Irish launch coincides with the handsets becoming available to the wider European market along with Russia and New Zealand, with countries in South American and the Middle East following November 1.
The recommended retail price for the iPhone 5s starts at E699 for the 16GB model, while the iPhone 5c starts at E599.
The iPhone 5c runs the same A6 processor as its predecessor the iPhone 5, however, it boasts a greater battery capacity. The iPhone 5s will be the first smartphone to run 64-bit computing and will be available in a new gold colour as well as "space grey" silver.
The launch of the handsets has proven to be Apple's most successful to date, with the company reporting that nine million devices were sold within the first three days.