iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c now shipping worldwide, see when and where
Ladies and gentlemen, the time has finally come. Apple, starting today, is going to begin shipping its new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c simultaneously around the world. The first batch of the new Apple goodies are slated for 11 markets at first, though Cupertino has promised that its premium phones will cross the boundaries of over 100 countries worldwide, across some 270 carriers in all. That's a pretty impressive number, one that corresponds to the massive popularity of the iDevices.
Many of you will be scrambling to find an exact release date and time for their next iPhone, whether it's the brightly-colored iPhone 5c or the premium, fingerprint-touting iPhone 5s, and we're here to help. As you're about to see for yourself, there's a clear pattern.
So, release date and time. Both iPhones are being made available on Apple's iStore, as you read this, in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the UK, and the US, starting at 12:01AM local time in each respective country (and 12:01 PST for the USA). If online shopping isn't quite your thing, then bear in mind that, starting at 8:00AM, all Apple retail stores will start selling the new iPhones, irrespective of country.
And last but not least? Delivery times. These are pretty straightforward, if you're eyeing the iPhone 5c: 1-3 business days irrespective of country. The situation with the iPhone 5s is a little more complicated, though. Everyone, except people in the USA, Hong Kong or Singapore, will have to wait 7-10 business days for the silver or grey iPhone 5s, and an undisclosed “October” delivery for the golden iPhone 5s. Hong Kong and Singapore, as previously stated, have it a little different (and worse) – the iPhone 5s in silver or grey will be available in October, while the golden version is listed as “currently unavailable”.
For those of you in the US, the
iPhone 5s is the most readily available – only a 1-3 business day
delivery for the silver or grey iPhone 5s, and a 7-10 business days delivery
for the gold iPhone 5s.
|Australia||Canada||United States and Puerto Rico||China||France||Germany||Hong Kong and Singapore||Japan||United Kingdom|
|iPhone 5s estimated delivery||Silver/Grey: 7-10 business days; Gold: October||Silver/Grey: 7-10 business days; Gold: October||Silver/Grey: 1-3 business days; Gold: 7-10 business days||Silver/Grey: 7-10 business days; Gold: October||Silver/Grey: 7-10 business days; Gold: October||Silver/Grey: 7-10 business days; Gold: October||Silver/Grey: 7-10 business days; Gold: currently unavailable||Silver/Grey: 7-10 business days; Gold: October||Silver/Grey: 7-10 business days; Gold: October|
|iPhone 5c estimated delivery||1-3 business days||1-3 business days||1-3 business days||1-3 business days||1-3 business days||1-3 business days||1-3 business days||1-3 business days||1-3 business days|
1. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)
Not enough of a difference to upgrade from my 4S. I'm not even convinced I'll stay Apple, although having iTunes on my phone is extremely handy. Is an Android return around the corner? We will see...
6. promise7 (Posts: 476; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
For me iTunes is the exact opposite. I want to access my music library via the cloud to save space and not store it on my device, but I have to pay Apple $24.99 for iTunes Match to do that. With Android you can use Google Play Music and do it for free. Unfortunately, Google hasn't released a iOS app for it yet.
12. 9thWonderful (Posts: 232; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)
isn't Play Music $9.99/month (which is what i pay) & i thought iTunes Radio was free w/iOS 7 on 5, 5c & 5s?
15. Kingfish (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Sep 2013)
Why waste time uploading all your music to the cloud when it's already on your computer? Leave it there and just pay $5.99 one time for the Audiotap app and stream it from your PC. Audiogalaxy was free but it shut down in January when Dropbox bought it. This is the closest service to it unless you're handy with setting up a Subsonic connection but I found that to be a hassle. Audiotap just works.
8. KashAli (Posts: 105; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)
And who's buying one like always one quote "twice as fast" just for that £550 no chance already regret buying iPhone 4S battery life is crap on all iPhones they always change after few weeks Apple always change from 8 hours to 6 hours battery life just to get more buyer. Apple game is over you greedy pricks. Galaxy S4 great phone.
9. cdilson (Posts: 11; Member since: 18 Apr 2010)
It amazes me how people can waste their time posting negative Apple comments. Wouldnt it be easier just to keep scrolling past Apple related posts?
10. Samsungadroidrules (Posts: 104; Member since: 28 Jul 2013)
Release date of iphone 5s in Asia?
11. jaffarqambar (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Sep 2013)
Please when gonna be release in Middle East?????? I can't wait. Come on apple
13. 9thWonderful (Posts: 232; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)
i'm trying to weigh out does it make more sense to get an iPhone 5s (for what really?) or get a 64GB iPhone 5 for the same price as a 32GB 5s. 5c even though it uses a plastic back still feels quality...but too iPod'ish for me. Been there & done the Galaxy line up so i'm looking for something else.