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/ September 11, 2013
Because We Need More iPhones: A Recap of Apple’s Latest Launch Event

Most students can confidently say that their entire lives exist in their smartphone, most of these being iPhones. And now, Apple has released their latest models, the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C. As Om Malik from GigaOm put it, “iPhone 5 is dead. Sept. 20 you can purchase iPhone 5C and 5S in a whole bunch of countries.”

While the biggest news at this years’ event may have been the omelet station, there was a lot of buzz surrounding the release of multiple iPhone types. Not only that, but the iOS 7 software made its debut and will be available on the 18th of this month.

To make it a bit easier for everyone who doesn’t feel like reading through a billion live blogs about the conference (like we were subject to here, here, and here).

Here’s the breakdown of what you absolutely need to know:

iPhone 5S:

iPhone 5C:

iOS 7:

As if that wasn’t enough, iWork  and iLife apps will now be free on new iOS devices. Which means since we’re all poor students we can all afford it, but you have to buy a new Apple product first. So, it’s not really free, like nothing ever is.

On the whole, what are we to make of all this Apple news? It probably sounds like a cop out, but we’ll just have to wait and see. There’s some good, some bad, and some stuff that probably won’t make sense until we’re holding it in our hands. As Emanuel Hahn (Stern ’14), the president of [email protected], said, “The 5c seems kitschy, 5s is impressive – especially performance and camera improvements (f2.2, slomo). IOS still question mark.”

But let’s face it, you’re probably going to end up with a 5s eventually. Apple’s good like that.

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