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