Apple unveiled the latest iPhone models during an event at its Cupertino, California, headquarters. The move comes as rival phones from Samsung and other manufacturers are challenging Apple's hold on the smartphone market.
The iPhone 5C will be available in five colours, green, blue, yellow, pink and white. CEO Tim Cook calls it ‘more fun and colourful’ than any other iPhone. The 5C has a 4-inch Retina display and is powered by Apple's A6 chip. It also has an 8 mega-pixel camera, live photo filters and a rear cover that lights up.

The iPhone 5C will cost USD 99 (Rs 6300 approximately) for a 16 gigabyte model and USD 199 (Rs 12700 approximately) for a 32 gigabyte model with a two-year wireless contract. The phone is expected to help Apple boost sales in China and other areas where people don't have as much money to spend on new gadgets as they do in the US and Europe.
“The second phone, iPhone 5S, is the most forward-looking phone we have ever created," said Phil Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Apple. It will come in silver, gold and space gra" and run a new chip, the A7 that is up to twice as fast as the A6.

Schiller said that the new phone can run more health and fitness applications. These apps have become increasingly popular as more people use them to track exercise routines, calorie intake and even sleep patterns.
The camera in the 5S received some major upgrades, including several automatic features designed to produce better photos. It has larger pixels, which helps capture more light. The phone also has a two-tone flash feature that is designed not to clash with the colours in the room or a person's skin colour, something Schiller said has not been done on a phone before.
The camera, called iSight, has auto image stabilisation, which helps avoid blurry pictures, and a slow-motion camera for video.
The 5S also includes Touch ID, which reads fingerprints at a detailed level, Schiller said. He said that it is fun and easy to teach the 5S about your fingerprint and once you do, you can just touch the home button to unlock the phone.
Tying the fingerprint scanner to payments could also open new revenue channels for Apple.
Apple also said that its next mobile operating system, iOS 7, will be available as a free download on September 18. The new system can be downloaded on the iPhone 4 and later models, as well as on the tablets beginning with the iPad 2.