Apple’s new iPhone – available in blue, green, pink and yellow

Apple has released a colourful version of the iPhone, available in blue, green, pink, yellow and white, as well as a more high-end version of the handset, which comes with new Touch ID fingerprint-recognition technology.

Colour range of the iPhone 5c
Colour range of the iPhone 5c

The iPhone 5c, which will cost £469 for the 16GB model, is available in a series of five different colours and comes with a choice of six patterned silicone cases, allowing owners to mix and match their own colour combinations.

Apple says the handset features an ‘all-new design’ and is built around a single, hard-coated polycarbonate body with a steel-reinforced frame. This frame holds all the internal components and also doubles as the iPhone’s antenna.

The Apple iPhone 5s, meanwhile, will cost £549 for the 16GB model and comes with Apple’s new Touch ID fingerprint-recognition system, which lets users unlock the phone with just the touch of a finger.

The iPhone 5s
The iPhone 5s

Touch ID uses a laser-cut sapphire and a capacitive touch sensor to take a high-resolution image of the owner’s fingerprint, which can be recognised at any angle.

The handset also features Apple’s 8-megapixel iSight camera, and is available in gold, silver or grey.

Both handsets come with Apple’s iOS 7 update, which ditches the company’s previous skeuomorphic design principles and is described by Apple as ‘the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone.

Apple's iOS 7 update
Apple’s iOS 7 update

Both handsets are set to launch in the UK on 20 September.

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