Apple iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c: release dates, plans and prices on AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint
The new iPhones are here and that means that a whole lot of you are already reaching under the couch for that stashed Benjamin to go towards your new shiny. As you would expect, both the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will be widely available, across the major carriers – AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint are already offering the 'budget' iPhone. Yes, you read that right – those of you looking to grab Apple's flagship, the iPhone 5s, will have to wait until September 20 before you can place a pre-order. And despite the general uniformity of smartphone contracts, we are nevertheless going to lay it all out for you as a sort of a reference point for those of you who are considering the new iPhones.
So, carriers. Though you'll have to hold on a little longer for the Big Four's official iPhone 5s page to light up, as we mentioned, starting today, said carriers have begun accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 5c. Apart from the five colors the 5c comes in (white, blue, pink/red, green and yellow), you also get a choice on the size of the internal memory of the phone – either 16GB or 32GB, a choice that, in some cases, will cost you a massive $100 on top. To make this simpler to digest we've split carriers' offers under the two iPhones.
Pre-orders for the iPhone 5s start on September 20, and it'll probably be a week or so until you get Apple's best delivered to your doorstep. It will be made available in grey, champagne-gold and white.
All four carriers offer free shipping and should have your iPhone 5c delivered on September 20.
1. toiletcleaner (Posts: 152; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)
Note 3 take my money now. stupid 5c and 5s are just for mamas boys
3. msa1988 (Posts: 392; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)
Note 3 should be a real solid device but is entirely way too big for my liking. I'm still trying to figure out what to upgrade my 4S to....
13. msa1988 (Posts: 392; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)
Maybe. I like my iPhone, but I'm not limited to Apple products only. I also find it hard to upgrade to the 5S when it's hardly different from what I have now. Hear the 4S lags, Note III too big, not much of a fan of Windows phones, maybe droid but I hear Moto sucks with updates, blah blah blah.
P.S. I haven't found anyone on this site who has been a member earlier than me. ;)
17. PapaSmurf (Posts: 4229; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Galaxy S4? Z1? HTC One? G2? If you want a all around package, Nexus 4 is there. $199 for pure vanilla and NO lag.
P.S.There are a few members who have been on this site longer than you have.
18. drdaly (Posts: 33; Member since: 09 Nov 2012)
Excuse me nexus4 lags big time i use it and battery life also sucks even when u don't do s**tt !!
20. toiletcleaner (Posts: 152; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)
Droid Maxx is where you need to go, battery life is the best, plus now moto is part of google. updates will be on time, my upgrade is up to january. so ill have time to think about it. or maybe a new phone is on the window ( nexus 5 )
12. criticism (Posts: 45; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)
Just wait for the next generation of the Windows Phones! Smooth performance and prestigious design!
5. darkkjedii (Posts: 7809; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
You call the iPhones stupid, yet your screen name is toiletcleaner? Mmmmmmmk...
15. darkkjedii (Posts: 7809; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
That one didn't make much sense Smurf +1
2. wumberpeb (Posts: 385; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)
What are you talking about with Sprint? They don't have an installment type program like the others do, where are you getting this?
basically this article told you the prices for the two new iPhones, which are the same with everybody and are absolutely no secret.
"Your monthly installments thereafter, however, will vary depending on the plan you pick – those start from $50/m all the way up to $110/m for power users." These are just the monthly rates, did anybody bother to check their information? There's no financing option with Sprint, period. The cheapest monthly plan is $70 ( my way + 1gb), not $50
11. Chris.P (Posts: 112; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)
Slight mix-up with the carriers, that's all -- thanks for pointing out. The $50-$70 difference you mentioned was because of the required data add-on, which starts from $20. This has been edited.
Cheers, bud ;)
4. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)
We are witnessing marketing at it's strongest, Apple is about to pull the greatest sales coup in history. For the first time, people will have a choice between two new iPhones instead of just getting one model. People are going to see the 5S is higher, then notice for less money you can get colors as well. Apple will sell tons of 5C's, which will bring in higher profit margins because it's less expensive to manufacture. I said it yesterday, Apple knows exactly what they are doing.
P.T. Barnum would be proud of what they are doing.
BTW, did you know they are selling the 5C higher in China than the US? Plastic iPhone was never meant to saturate that market, but they are testing the Chinese will to have the iPhone. If they purchase it like the US does, Apple will reach that trillion dollar mark easily.
7. darkkjedii (Posts: 7809; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Friday gets closer. Gotta try this puppy out. 64 gig white/gold on Ma Bell.
10. PapaSmurf (Posts: 4229; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I think the black and silver model looks the best of all three. I do like the Champaign colored one too though.
16. darkkjedii (Posts: 7809; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
That one is hot looking, but that gold/champaign man I like that one bro
21. toiletcleaner (Posts: 152; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)
So. how are you guys are going to call the ones whit the 5c? Icrap? Ipoor? I will let you guys use my name
9. FreakenSolom (Posts: 6; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)
Who's stupid enough to buy the 5c !!!!!!!
I can get a super smart phone with that amount of money -_-
I love the 5s tho , Apple did a great job with the phone camera :)
22. schietkop (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Sep 2013)
Leats make another thing clear, well, its difficult, lets try....
Apple fanboys, time to wake up, the dream is (soon) over..... remember the days when Apple grew to what they are now? Why? They brought something different every year or so...! Yes...thats was Apple and THAT is what made them big. They came with the iPOD, iMAC, iBook, ohh uhh iPhone, and .... iphone...and iPhone....and.....iWatch...oh no Samsung already has one in the shelve. Guys..... I know Samsung doesnt come with to much new stuff, but thats not expected from a market follower, its what fanboys like YOU should expect from Apple. And you just ignoring this same as you godfather, and, hold on to a dream. Wake up, ist morning:), goodbye Apple Hello Android (or whatever......Apple will go down even to an Atari gamePC if they DONT ACT!). Glad im not a shareholder.
23. bennetchristodoss (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)
Folks!!! any guess that how much 5S will be priced in India???