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iPhone 5S: Here's what Apple's next-generation smartphone looks like (images)

The premium next-generation iPhone 5S is sharp and refined, much like its predecessor, and comes in three metallic colors. Here's the first few photos of the new smartphone.
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By Zack Whittaker, Writer-editor on
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The iPhone 5S comes in three colors: silver, gold, and grey.

Plus, here are some photos of its lower-priced companion, the iPhone 5C.

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Cases for the iPhone 5S come in various colors, including leather, and cost $35 each.

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The side of an iPhone 5S. The smartphone replaces the iPhone 5.

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Apple's latest smartphone comes with the next-generation iOS 7 mobile operating system.

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According to Apple, the iPhone 5S features an A7 processor, a fingerprint reader, LTE cellular networking, an iSight camera with a larger 8-megapixel sensor.

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The iPhone 5S launch event was held at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California.

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iOS 7 will be released on September 18 for free.

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iOS 7 will be made available on iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, iPad mini, and 5th gen iPod touch.

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The back side of the iPhone 5S, with much of the same aesthetic as the iPhone 5.

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The iPhone 5S now includes a M7 chip, which continuously measures motion data, and includes an accelerometer, compass, and gyroscope.

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The rear camera is 8-megapixels, but now includes dual LED flashes for better skin tone results.

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Dubbed "Touch ID," users can now access their devices with the in-built fingerprint reader.

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Embedded in the device's home button, now a stainless steel "detection ring," it can now read fingerprints 360-degrees at a very high resolution of 500 pixels-per-inch. It can also be used to make in-app purchases. 

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Pre-orders start on September 13, and consumers can buy in the U.S., Australia, Canada, China, the U.K., and other countries, on September 20.  

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