Apple Inc. (AAPL: Quote) on Wednesday unveiled iPhone 5 at an event in San Francisco. iPhone 5 has 4-inch display and is powered by A6 processor. The new iPhone comes with iOS 6, the new mobile operating system, and also supports the faster 4G LTE networks.
The new iPhone is 18% thinner and 20% lighter than its predecessor, the iPhone 4S.
Apple said that iPhone 5 comes in either white & silver or black & slate, and will be available in the US for a suggested retail price of $199 for the 16GB model, $299 for the 32GB model, and $399 for the 64GB model.
The company noted that iPhone 5 will be available from the Apple Online Store, Apple's retail stores, and through AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless and select Apple Authorized Resellers.
iPhone 5 will be available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK on Friday, September 21, and customers can pre-order their iPhone 5 beginning September 14, the company said.
iPhone 4S will also be available for $99 and iPhone 4 will be available for free with a two-year contract iOS 6 software will be available on Wednesday, September 19 as a free software update.
The company said iPhone 5 will roll out worldwide to 22 more countries on September 28, including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
In addition, Apple announced the new iTunes for Mac and PC featuring a completely redesigned player, seamless integration with iCloud. The company said that the new iTunes will be available in October.
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