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Friday, Sep 20
iPhones 5S and 5C go on sale
- Apple (AAPL) fans have been queuing in their hundreds around the world as the iPhone 5S and 5C go on sale in 10 countries, including Australia, Japan, the U.K., the U.S. and China, which for the first time doesn't have to wait three months to receive the devices.
- The launch comes amid reports that pre-orders for the 5C have been rather underwhelming in the U.S. and U.K., and speculation that 5S supplies will be limited in the U.S.
- Analysts expect Apple to sell at least 5M iPhones this weekend, the same as the debut for the iPhone 5.
- Meanwhile, hackers have been offered over $13,000 in cash, as well as booze and other goodies, to be the first to hack the 5S's fingerprint scanner. A soldier has already found a security vulnerability with the new iOS7.