Live Update: Apple iPhone Event | iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, IOS7 & much more

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Well the wait is over, it’s time to see if those rumours that have been circling the net for the past 6 months were true. What will the iPhone 5S look like? What new features will it have? Will there be an iPhone 5C? Check out the live updates below!

  • The iPhone 5C is a plastic alternative to  last year’s iPhone 5
  • It comes in five colours including pink,  green, white, blue and yellow
  • It will be shipped running Apple’s latest  iOS 7 software
  • The iPhone 5S comes in three colours  including gold, silver and slate
  • Apple claim the device is twice as fast as  the current handset
  • The fingerprint scanner is built into the  ‘home’ button of the iPhone 5S
  • Called Touch ID, the scanner lets you buy  apps at the touch of a button
  • It can handle multiple fingerprints  securely

In what’s been classed as a ‘make or break’  event for Apple, the tech firm has unveiled a cut-price handset called the  iPhone 5C as well as a high-end model called iPhone 5S. The release of the iPhone 5C marks a step  away from Apple’s luxe image. Many believe the move is a desperate bid to  poach Samsung buyers, as the Korean company and its plastic, cheaper handsets go  from strength to strength.

In what's been classed as a 'make or break' event for Apple, the Californian-based tech firm has unveiled its plastic iPhone 5C that comes in a range of colours and will cost $99.In what’s been classed as a ‘make or break’ event for  Apple, the Californian-based tech firm has unveiled its plastic iPhone 5C that  comes in a range of colours and will cost $99. It has a new HD Facetime camera,  4-inch Retina display and improved battery.

The iPhone 5S is a modified version of the iPhone 5. It comes in three colours - gold, silver and slate - and was Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, Phill Schiller, pictured, claimed it is twice as fast as the current handsetThe iPhone 5S is a modified version of the iPhone 5. It  comes in three colours – gold, silver and slate – and was Apple’s senior vice  president of worldwide marketing, Phill Schiller, pictured, claimed it is twice  as fast as the current handset

THE IPHONE 5C  SPECIFICATIONS

4-inch Retina display with an integrated  touch layer. A6 processor – same as the iPhone  5. The battery is slightly larger than it was on  the iPhone 5. It has the same 8-megapixel rear camera and a  new FaceTime HD cameras. It supports ‘more LTE bands than any other  smartphone in the world.’ Dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 The handset will cost $99  for 16GB and $199 for 32GB.

UK pricing is yet to be announced. Speaking at the event, Apple’s Tim Cook  told  a small crowd at the firm’s Cupertino headquarters: I’m  going to talk about iPhone – some of you may have been expecting this,’ said  Cook.

‘Previously we have lowered the price – but  now we are going to replace the iPhone 5 with not one but two new  designs. ‘A year ago we introduced the iPhone 5,  and  it’s been the most successful device we’ve ever done. It took our  iPhone  business to an entirely new level,’ continued Cook. Apple  traditionally releases a brand  new handset one year, before releasing a  follow-up model with  incremental changes the next, for example, the iPhone 4  and the iPhone  4S.

This year, however, was the first time Apple  had been linked to two new handsets at the same event. The new handsets will be shipped with the iOS  7 software, announced in June. Apple recapped the latest version of its  mobile software at the event.

‘iOS 7 is the latest version, and next month  we will ship the 700 millionth iOS device. iOS 7 will quickly become the world’s  most popular mobile operating system. Virtually overnight hundreds of millions of  people will upgrade’ said Craig  Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of  software engineering. The software, overseen by Brit designer Sir  Jonathan Ive, will be made from 18 September for the iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S.

The firm added that it will come to older  iPhones ‘later’.

Apple's colourful iPhone 5C is made of plastic, reinforced with steel that works as an antenna. The battery is slightly larger than it was on the iPhone 5 and it has the same 8-megapixel rear camera

Apple’s colourful iPhone 5C is made of plastic and  reinforced with steel that works as an antenna. The battery is slightly larger  than it was on the iPhone 5 and it has the same 8-megapixel rear camera

Apple recently lost smartphone market share  to main rival Samsung, dropping to 14 per cent – its lowest for  three years –  because of ‘lacklustre’ iPhone 5 sales and tougher  competition from  rivals. Experts believe that tonight’s event will be  ‘make or break’ for the Cupertino-based firm.

Apple's iPhone 5C, pictured here being announced by Schiller, is made of 'polycarbonate' but is reinforced with steel that acts as an antenna.

Apple’s iPhone 5C, pictured here being announced by  Schiller, is made of ‘polycarbonate’ but is reinforced with steel that acts as  an antenna. The handset will cost $99 for 16GB and $199 for 32GB. UK pricing is  yet to be announced. ‘Apple seems happy with that, as it makes  more money per phone than its  rivals: it doesn’t need to sell more mobiles than  everyone else to win  the smartphone war.

‘To get round this, Apple has relied until  now on announcing a new model and  simply making the previous year’s cheaper. ‘But at some point that strategy isn’t going to work so well, and it’s  going  to have to release a model that’s specifically designed to tempt  budget  buyers.’ In the year since Apple unveiled its iPhone 5  handset, for example, Samsung has released or announced 16 new models in its  Galaxy range including the popular Samsung Galaxy S4 and S4 Mini.

Craig Federighi, pictured, introduces new iOS 7 software for iPhones and iPads. The operating system can update users' apps in the background.

Green Day dominate Reading Festival 2013 | Dookie takes mainstage by storm

Reading Festival 2013

Green Day played an amazing set at this year’s Reading Festival headlining on Friday night. Similar to their warm up show at London’s O2 Brixton Academy on wednesday, the band played their third album, 1994’s Dookie, from start to finish in between some of their greatest hits for the insane 2 and a half hour set.

Billie Joe ArmstrongMike Dirnt Tre Cool came on to the main stage to a huge applause after they were introduced by a giant dancing pink rabbit which had the drummers name printed on the back.

The band kicked off with ‘99 Revolutions’, the title track to their current (now ended) world tour and then went straight into ‘Know Your Enemy’, during which Armstrong pulled a fan out of the crowd and up on stage to sing the track with him (lucky git).

Next was ‘Stay The Night’, Armstrong announced to the audience “This is no fucking party I have to admit. Come on, this ain’t any festival, this is the greatest festival in the world!” He also confessed “When i first started listening to punk music, i used to get my ass kicked. I was a freak. But now i’m amongst many, many, many freaks here tonight!” To which the crowd responded with huge cheers.

The band later conducted mass sing alongs for ‘Holiday’, ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’ and ‘Boulevard Of Broken Dreams’, the latter of which saw Armstrong bow down to the crowd and collapse in a heap. 

The greatest moment however was when a huge backdrop of the ‘Dookie’ album cover appeared and Armstrong declared: “Ladies and gentlemen next year 2014 will mark 20 years of ‘Dookie’ so we’re gonna play it from the back to the front.”

The Dookie section of the set, which also saw the band play a brief cover of AC/DC’s ‘Highway To Hell’, culminated in Armstrong pulling out a huge water gun which he showered the crowd with during ‘St Jimmy’. He then pulled out a huge gun with toilet roll on the end and proceeded to cover the cameraman at the side of the stage. The singer finally pulled out a third smoking gun which fired out white T-shirts into the crowd.

As they wrapped up the set, the crowd sang along to ‘American Idiot’ and ‘Jesus Of Suburbia‘ before Armstrong closed the night with a solitary performance of ‘Brutal Love’ and ‘Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)’.

Green Day played:

’99 Revolutions’
‘Know Your Enemy’
‘Stay The Night’
‘Stop When The Red Lights Flash’
‘Letterbomb’
‘Holiday’
‘Boulevard Of Broken Dreams’
‘Let Yourself Go’
‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’
‘Burnout’
‘Having a Blast’
‘Chump’
‘Longview’
‘Welcome To Paradise’
‘Pulling Teeth’
‘Basket Case’
‘She’
‘Sassafras Roots’
‘Highway To Hell’/’When I Come Around’
‘Coming Clean’
‘Emenius Sleepus’
‘In the End’
‘FOD’
‘St Jimmy’
‘Waiting’
‘Minority’
‘American Idiot’
‘Jesus Of Suburbia’
‘Brutal Love’
‘Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)’