Apple iPhone 5s, Apple iPhone 5c release date is early Friday morning

Apple iPhone 5s, Apple iPhone 5c release date is early Friday morning
Apple has announced Tuesday morning, that the new Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c will be available for purchase this Friday, September 20th. The most important piece of news here is for those who want to buy the full-featured Apple iPhone 5s. Since Apple has not offered a pre-sale period for the device, we can only assume that buyers are sitting in front of their connected devices, waiting for Cupertino to fire the starter's pistol.

As it turns out, Apple will start accepting orders for both the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c on its site, starting Friday morning at 3:01am EDT. Both will be in the Apple Store at 8am local time the same day. Apple also confirmed that the 16GB Apple iPhone 5s will be priced at $199.99 with a signed two-year pact. The 32GB and 64GB models are priced at $299.99 and $399.99 respectively. The 16GB Apple iPhone 5c is $99.99 while the 32GB unit is $199.99. Both iPhone 5c prices reflect a signed two-year contract.

In China, iPhone 5s buyers were able to take reservations on the device, and receive a time when to pick up the phone in the store. After a few hours, the Gold and Silver variants sold out at various Apple Stores in Beijing and Hong Kong. In other words, expect the Silver and Gold models to go first. If you're hoping for the Gold model, better set your alarm clock for early Friday.

source: Apple

Related phones

iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)
iPhone 5c
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1507 mAh(10h 3G talk time)

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44 Comments

1. LordDavon

Posts: 152; Member since: Sep 19, 2011

My 13-year-old is already starting to bug me. She is such an apple fangirl. Worst part is that I am the one who gave her the Apple computer, iPod, and first iPhone. I fed her the Kool-Aid. :-(

3. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

kool-aid will make her more hyper LordDavon. plus 13yr olds don't need a phone just saying

28. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I don't think its a good idea to give expensive phone to young children. You make them a target for robbery and theft. An inexpensive nokia phone should suffice, its for their own protection.

39. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

Yes they do - it's not 2002 - kids need phones.

40. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Sometime I see 10 year old kid using better phone than me. Lol

45. LAKB24

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

You must not have any kids with that comment you just made.

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Or maybe the problem is in her friends - "If it doesn't have Apple logo on it, then it is not cool!" ? Anyway if you think that it is an issue, then try to solve that while she is 13, because later that will be even worse.

5. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

At least you were smart enough to give her a quality products instead of the low grade imitating ,Android glitchy operating systems.

6. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

if she's a wonderful kid i say get it for her man. you obviously can afford it. she's due for an upgrade from the "first iPhone" you think? nothing wrong with giving your kid the best. :-) +1

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Agreed, my 16 yr old son is an awesome kid with straight A's. he wants a 5S he gets a 5S. If I could only get him to clean his room better though.

12. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

I hope i would be your son... Jst kddng still ur a wonderful dad...

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

U gotta clean your room lol. +1

20. MobileCaseReview

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

My kid sister is in college and I told her show me the grades and you get the 5S no questions asked.

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's wassup bro +1

23. LordDavon

Posts: 152; Member since: Sep 19, 2011

No, she has the iPhone 5. It was her first iPhone.

24. LordDavon

Posts: 152; Member since: Sep 19, 2011

She is a great kid, with moments of "teenage-ism". But, I just got her a new laptop, so I think she is all set for a while. She has the iPhone 5, so it isn't like she is really in a huge need for a new phone. She just wants the "latest-and-greatest".

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol don't we all? Hook her up LD

41. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

Do It!

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bro, that's your little girl. Make her happy man.

37. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

That's why I recommended the iPhone 5 to my wife. I would never buy one, but she had an iPhone 4 and an iPad. Why would I try to sell her on a phone she wouldn't be comfortable and happy with?

2. YangWu

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

throw in the trash

7. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

I predict that the iPhone 5s and 5c will be sold out by mid afternoon.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bid D, the little lady and I are going to line up at 2am that morning. Start of a long day lol.

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Updated: we're going up to AT&T at 12am Friday morning. She better bring a pillow, I'll provide the coffee.

29. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

Your prediction is correct because all stores will probably be stocked with 10 or less of each version. Pre orders didn't even sell out or the date for shipments get pushed to a October date. This is the first time I've seen this. That's why apple didn't even bother pre selling the 5 same

10. bucky

Posts: 3776; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Going straight to the store Friday morning :) 32gb black iPhone 5s will be mine!!!

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

64 for me bucky. Can't wait.

17. bucky

Posts: 3776; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Nice! I'd like the 64gb but I find 32 Does the trick for me.

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I've got about 22 gigs to restore from iCloud, so I'd only be left with about 7 gigs. The 5S is sweet, but apple should've given us a 128 gigger. I'd have been all over that puppy.

42. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

wouldn't an microSD card be nice?

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