Surrounded by Apple products and coffee, Amy Jurkiewicz sat at an outdoor table reading the latest iPhone news.
"It's fitting I'm reading about it on an iPad and iPhone," said Jurkiewicz, a York Township resident and self-proclaimed Apple addict.
She's spent an "embarrassing amount of time" at Starbucks in Olde Tollgate Village along South Queen Street in York Township, she said. And the majority of that time has been spent with the iPad 2 in front of her and an iPhone 4 next to her.
"I never got the iPhone 4S, so I'm due for an upgrade," she said.
Jurkiewicz said it's a positive sign the new iPhone 5 can be pre-ordered Friday, which is also her payday.
"It's basically asking me to buy it," she said.
Though Apple's latest mobile model can be pre-ordered Friday, it will officially go on sale Sept. 21. Like previous designs, prices for the iPhone 5 will start at $199 with a two-year wireless contract.
Sleek: Apple announced the new product Wednesday in San Francisco, revealing a larger screen and thinner, lighter smartphone. The iPhone 5 is 18 percent thinner and 20 percent lighter, according to Apple. It also has faster wireless speeds, the high-resolution Retina display and a more powerful chip, the company said.
And because the 4-inch screen is larger than its predecessor's 3.5-inch screen, Jurkiewicz said she may just get the new phone and hold off on the next incarnation of the iPad.
"Stuff I've read says the new iPad will be a little more than 7 inches, so I may as well just stick with the phone. It's cheaper than the iPad and will be big enough for books and movies," she said.
Industry analysts expect Apple to announce a 7.85-inch iPad before the holiday season, but the company didn't speak about it Wednesday.
Its current generation iPad 3 measures at 9.7 inches, with prices starting at $499.
Cost: Prices were definitely on the minds of some other Yorkers Wednesday afternoon.
"I don't pay attention to new gadgets like my kids do, but I'm glad the older models will be cheaper now with the holidays coming," said Fred Luko, a Dallastown resident. The price of the iPhone 4S will drop to $99 with a two-year wireless contract, and the iPhone 4 will be free with a contract, according to Apple.
"For free, it might be worth it, but I can't see spending $200 on a phone for a teenager," Luko said.
Apple also revealed upgrades to other products frequently used by younger consumers. Its iPods will be revamped, and the upgraded iPods in several new colors will debut in October.
The iPod Nano will have a bigger, multi-touch screen, and be offered in pink, yellow, blue, green, purple, silver and slate. Prices will start at $149.
Apple's smaller iPod Shuffle is available now in pink, yellow, blue, green, purple, silver and slate for $49.
And the iPod Touch will have the same 4-inch, high-resolution screen as the new iPhone 5. Additionally, the new iPod Touch will include Apple's voice assistant Siri. It will be offered in pink, yellow, blue, white and silver, and black and slate. Prices will start at $299.
Those latter upgrades puzzled Brendan Dipiazza, a Springettsbury Township resident and Apple enthusiast.
"I guess if they're upgrading iPods people are still using them, which surprises me. An iPod Touch isn't cheap. They sell for about ($200) too. For that price, you may as well buy the phone and get everything all in one," he said.
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