Apple iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c: release dates, plans and prices on AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint

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.



iPhone 5s


Those of you on AT&T and wanting the new Apple flagship will have to dole out $199/$299/$399 for the 16GB/32GB/64GB version of the iPhone 5s, respectively. That's according to the Apple Store, and including a 2-year contract. Since the iPhone 5s is yet to be made available for order, AT&T is yet to indicate the pricing on its Next program, though if you're looking to pay retail, the iPhone 5s will cost you $649.99/$749.99/$849.99 for the 16GB/32GB/64GB version, respectively.


Surfing on Verizon's network and craving the iPhone 5s? Then, like AT&T customers, prepare $199/$299/$399 for the 16GB/32GB/64GB version of the iPhone 5s, respectively. That's, once again, on a 2-year contract. Those of you on Verizon Edge – there's still no word on the exact pricing you should expect to churn towards the 5s monthly. If you're looking to avoid a 2-year contract, then expect to pay $649.99/$749.99/$849.99 for the 16GB/32GB/64GB version, respectively.


Sprint is no different than the rest, when it comes to the iPhone 5s. Pricing start at $199/$299/$399 for the 16GB/32GB/64GB version respectively, on a 2-year contract. Just as similarly, Sprint's contract-free price on the iPhone 5s goes like this: $649.99/$749.99/$849.99 for the 16GB/32GB/64GB version, respectively.


Much alike its iPhone 5c offer, T-Mobile's iPhone 5s deal looks identical in its structure, though it's slightly different than that of its rivals. Namely, $99/$199/$299 will get you the 16GB/32GB/64GB version of the iPhone 5s, though you'll have to account for the 24 monthly installments in the size of $22.91 you'll have to pay, regardless of which version you pick up. Once again, that's with T-Mobile's Simple Choice, contract-free Plan, so keep in mind that you'll have to pay up even if you abandon the carrier's services. T-Mobile's full retail price on the 5s will follow the rest: $649.99/$749.99/$849.99 for the 16GB/32GB/64GB version, respectively.

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.


iPhone 5c


Those of you on AT&T and eying the iPhone 5c will have three options in front of them: a 2-year contract, going for AT&T's Next program, or simply paying the full retail price. So, let's go through them in that order – a 2-year contract will set you back $99/$199 for the 16GB/32GB versions, respectively. If you are on AT&T's Next device trade-in program, and you're nearing your 12th payment, you'll be eligible to grab the iphone 5c without any down-payment, though you'll have to pay $27 a month for the next twenty months. If you're looking to avoid a commitment with either of the two, the iPhone 5c will cost you $549,99 for the 16GB variant, and $649.99 for the 32GB one.

If the iPhone 5c is on your mind, and you're running on Verizon, you have the same three, near identical options as AT&T subscribers do: a 2-year contract, going for Verizon's Edge program, or paying full retail. The most popular choice – a 2-year contract – will have you dole out $99/$199 for the 16GB/32GB versions, respectively. If you're lucky enough to have your 12th payment approaching under Verizon's Edge device trade-in program, then you can pick the iPhone 5c for no initial cost, but you'll have to pay $22.91 a month, for the next twenty months. The free spirits among you can pick the device contract-free off Verizon for $5499/$649.99 for the 16GB/32GB version, respectively.

Sprint provides a less complicated (though less diverse, as well) range of options. You can snap the 16GB version of the iPhone 5c for free, while the 32GB version will cost you $99. If you do, however, you sign up for the next 24 months, and the cheapest data plan starts from $70.


T-Mobile's iPhone 5c offer is a bit more special. It also offers the 16GB/32GB versions for an initial $0/$99, respectively, but with its Simple Choice Plan – a contract-free solution, that doesn't chain you to T-Mobile, but will have you pay $22/m for the 16GB version and $22.91/m for the 32GB version for the next two years. The most basic Simple Choice Plan costs $50, and it includes unlimited talk, text and 500MB of high-speed data. Another 2GB of data can be yours for an extra $10.

All four carriers offer free shipping and should have your iPhone 5c delivered on September 20.


sources: Apple Store; iPhone 5s: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile; iPhone 5c: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile

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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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23 Comments

1. toiletcleaner

Posts: 224; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

Note 3 take my money now. stupid 5c and 5s are just for mamas boys

3. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 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....

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

iPhone 5S?

13. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 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. ;)

14. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

*Galaxy S4

17. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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: 78; Member since: Nov 09, 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: 224; Member since: Oct 10, 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: 46; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

Just wait for the next generation of the Windows Phones! Smooth performance and prestigious design!

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31281; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You call the iPhones stupid, yet your screen name is toiletcleaner? Mmmmmmmk...

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Good one lol. +1

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31281; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That one didn't make much sense Smurf +1

19. toiletcleaner

Posts: 224; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

look who is talking? *darkkjedii*

2. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 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: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 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: Jun 10, 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: 31281; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Friday gets closer. Gotta try this puppy out. 64 gig white/gold on Ma Bell.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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: 31281; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That one is hot looking, but that gold/champaign man I like that one bro

21. toiletcleaner

Posts: 224; Member since: Oct 10, 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 *Icleaners*

9. FreakenSolom

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 11, 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: 2; Member since: Sep 13, 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: Jun 24, 2012

Folks!!! any guess that how much 5S will be priced in India???

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