iPhone 5C preorder calm before the 5S storm

Apple's iPhone 5C is now on sale online, but prepare for an iPhone 5S gold rush in stores when the phone goes on sale September 20. Plus, models will flaunt gold iPhones on the runway, and the HTC One could also be going gold.

CNET Update prepares for the gold rush:

In this episode of Update:

- Learn how this year's iPhone preorder launch differs from previous years .

- If you want an iPhone 5S right away, prepare to hunt in stores for the unique gold color, or order online at 12:01 a.m. Pacific on Sept. 20 .

- Don't be surprised if other smartphones soon come in gold, like the HTC One .

- See how high tech meets high fashion with iPhone 5S on the runway and Galaxy Gear's new glam accessories at Fashion Week.

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Apple iPhone 5S

The Bottom Line: With an identical design to its predecessor, and the same software you can now get on most iPhones, the iPhone 5S doesn't really offer enough to justify upgrading from the iPhone 5. If you're on older iPhones though -- or you're looking to take your first steps into Apple's world -- its astonishing power, excellent camera and fingerprint scanner make it a great option to consider. / Read full review

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Bridget Carey is host of CNET Update, a daily tech news show. She's now in New York, but she started in Miami, covering tech trends, reviewing gadgets and authoring the nation's first social media etiquette column. Why journalism? She was born 150 years too early to join Starfleet.

 

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