CUPERTINO (CBS/AP) — Two new iPhones in an array of colors and a redesigned operating system to run them were among the major announcements from Apple on Tuesday.
It’s the first time Apple is releasing two iPhone models at once. In the past, Apple simply offered one new model targeting the high-end market. This time, there’s a slightly cheaper iPhone as well. The change comes as Apple faces growing competition from Samsung, HTC and other makers of phones that run Google’s Android operating system.
Here are the highlights of Tuesday’s event at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters.
Apple is discontinuing the iPhone 5 released last fall. It’s being replaced with the cheaper iPhone 5C and the high-end iPhone 5S.
PHOTOS: New Apple iPhone Designs
The iPhone 5C has many of the attributes found in the iPhone 5. It has a screen measuring 4 inches diagonally and sports an 8 megapixel camera. The new phone, however, is largely made of plastic and doesn’t have the aluminum side and glass back found in the iPhone 5. The 5C also is more colorful. It comes in a choice of green, blue, yellow, pink or white, rather than the traditional black or white.