You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.
Today, at Apple's 'Special Event,' the company revealed its iPhone 5s. As rumored, the 5s features a Touch ID fingerprint scanner, updated internals including an A7 core, an M7 motion-sensing chip, and a new camera with slow-motion video plus burst shooting. The smartphone will be available September 20th starting at $199. Want to hear more about the new, champagne-colored phone? Click through for our full first impressions.
Along with a new flagship phone, today, Apple also revealed its cheaper model, now officially dubbed the iPhone 5c. The device -- not a particularly well kept secret -- comes in five plastic colors starting at $99 with a two year contract, and will start shipping on September 20th. The iPhone 5c shares much in common with the original iPhone 5, a 4-inch Retina Display, A6 processor, LTE, 8MP camera and more. Read on for our full hands-on and a video demo.
Apple took the consumer world by storm today, announcing not one, but two new iPhones: a cheaper 5c model and a flagship phone appropriately titled the 5s. One feature that belongs only to the 5s is the redesigned Home button, which is complete with a fingerprint scanner. Using the new technology, or as Apple calls it, Touch ID, users can authorize purchases in iTunes, the App Store, or in iBooks by simply using their thumbprint (starting in iOS 7, of course). Pretty neat / scary! Click above for more.
Motorola's new Moto X packs a good number of useful features, and tweaks, but one detail stands out among the rest. The Moto X is made -- from start to finish -- in a 455,000 square-foot factory in Fort Worth, Texas that formerly manufactured devices for Nokia. We'll have more to come from our big Texas excursion, but for now head on up to see a gallery full of pictures from the tour.
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