iPhone 5S and 5C preorders to start September 13th, release date set for September 20th

iPhone 5S and 5C preorders to start September 13th, release date set for September 20th
Apple is just wrapping up its announcement of the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, and of course that means some very important information about when and where you will be able to purchase these new devices. If you are in the market for a new iPhone, September 13th will be the date you need to circle for pre-orders, and September 20th is the date you want for the actual release of the phones.

According to Apple, the pricing will be what you expect. The iPhone 5S will start at $199 for the 16GB model, and go up by $100 per storage tier from there; and, the iPhone 5C will start at $99 for 16GB, as you would expect since it is basically taking the mid-range spot from where the iPhone 5 would have been in the equation. 

The new iPhones will be available for purchase in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Japan, France, Germany, China, Singapore, and Australia on September 20th. And, yes, that does mean that the iPhone will launch right away in China, which is a first for Apple. The reports also have been confirmed that the iPhone will be available on NTT DoCoMo in Japan. 

As for the rest of the world, Apple says the new iPhones will be released in 100 countries and 270 carriers by the end of the year. 


source: Apple
images via The Verge

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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42 Comments

1. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Meh! No thanks my iPhone 5 it's still good. Worse than Samsung.

4. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yeah this is VERY underwhelming. I too would wait for the iPhone 6. The 5S just seems VERY, VERY dry. +1

15. Caralho

Posts: 119; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

iPhones have turned being an industrial puppet into a status symbol like never before! With top of the line DRM laden software, catchy new licensing fees, awesome proprietary software with restrictions and limitations abound! Get the latest iPhone for $99, guaranteed to have been produced in China for $8 for a batch of 1000, with the average factory worker suicide rate only 9 per fiscal quarter, it's a steal!* *Apple does not confirm nor deny the rumors of thousands of deaths every two years from industrial toxins being leaked into the groundwater

18. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I agree, this announcement is dryer than Kim KardashaTunnel after a long weekend of traffic.

28. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I just can't get over the design. Apple iPhone 4, then 4S, then the longer/taller iPhone 5, & now the iPhone 5S & the glossy plastic everyone on Apple's side hates the 5C. Wan't that what made the Galaxy S line ugly in the eye of Apple fans?!? Man I tell you...

36. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I hate I can't edit. lol

29. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Didn't you say you were going to stay clear from phonearena today to avoid all the iPhone news? Haha, just couldn't stay away

7. AsisHaas

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

HAHA cool.

33. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Well I think the assumption is that most consumers upgrade every two years when their contract ends so this is definitely a big upgrade from the 4S, not so much with the 5.

39. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

The iPhone 5C was DISAPPOINTING. The people in the USA will consider the $100 price difference on contract but for other people in different countries, the no-contract price is ridiculous.

2. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

This is what gimmicky is all about. Nothing really that useful to make me upgrade to iPhone 5S

5. TechDork

Posts: 400; Member since: May 10, 2010

Not even the fingerprint scanner? I think that's pretty cool. I mean, just that....and maybe the faster A7 chip, but it's not like the A6 is slow either.

12. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Nope, my iPhone 5 it's fast, I'm happy with the speed thank you, I'm just disappointed that's all. Same difference

16. TechDork

Posts: 400; Member since: May 10, 2010

I understand your point. I'm sure you, me & a lot of other iPhone 5 users feel agree that we're fine with what we have haha. Well, here's to a better iPhone 6.....

11. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

funny you didn't make this statement in the Note 3 release... the term "GIMMIC" never slipped across your keyboard. that phablet is full of gimmicky features. smh but i can agree with you on your first comment... i wont be upgrading from my 5 either. i'm waiting on the iPad 5... as SAE mentioned the 5S isn't too faster to force us to upgrade. it was a great event tho by reading the live blogs.

24. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

The difference between me and you or other ppl is that, I love iPhone and I don't see no need to make a fool of myself and bash Samsung, I only comment for something that will make a difference in my life, me calling Note a gimmick phone won't magically bring those features to my iPhone. Jealously is not my thing. There are people that love those gimmick features, I don't like this one from iPhone, just my opinion. I speak for myself not everybody.

31. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

theres no difference between me and you... there is NO comment from me bashing any product on here... only expressing what I like and commenting to people who seem to contradict themselves. (not saying that you are... but i respect that you answered me and i understand why you do what you do) +1 man.

3. hateftotti

Posts: 224; Member since: May 03, 2011

I will be wondered if anybody goes for these 2 iCraps. Other companies offers tons of new feature but apple products are still the same

8. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

These phones will beat the sales of all HTC, Sony, & LG phones...combined.

6. improv

Posts: 96; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

It's only $100 cheaper for a 5C on-contract AND off-contract... kind of a let-down

9. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile are now the same model!!! Hence, purchase and unlocked model Model A1533 (5S) ... and you can now change between carriers. This is HUGE! (Sprint still has a separate model number).

20. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

I was wrong ... there is a 1533 GSM and a 1533 CDMA.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hate I can't get a 128, will be getting the gold 64. Good work Cook.

13. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i thought about you when i seen the price chart bro. nevertheless the did a great job with the 5S enjoy it man... i'll wait for the 6. i'm more interested in iOS 7 the iPad 5 and Mavericks for MacOS

43. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

AT&T told me I have to pay full price, so I may wait a bit, or check Craigslist. Even if I sell my 64 gig ip5 for $420, I'm still adding $500. If the new burst mode comes to the 5, I'm waiting too.

32. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

I think the gold looks best but it just feels feminine to me. The black 5S looks the worst, but I guess having a \"space gray\" aluminum color eliminates the scuffgate that the black 5 had. I\'ll probably end up going for the white/silver.

42. Baseballer

Posts: 132; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I agree. I liked the gold, but it was just too feminine looking on the back.

14. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Fingerprint unlock idea is good, execution however may be problematic in actual use. Say you need your right index finger for touch unlock, but how often do you find it too greasy/dirty/holding a bag/whatever so you use a different hand, finger or your thumbnail or gloves to unlock the device, I do and quite often. To always have a clean right index finger available to unlock your device when an unlock pattern should do the trick with many other ways is just too much pain. It's a gimmick like some of these S-features on Samsngs.

17. jaxson983

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 11, 2013

Its something they copied from Motorola, they had that feature 2 or 3 years ago the Atrix I believe.

25. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

i'm not sure how accurate that fingerprint scanner way back. and it didn't really took off did it? the key for apple is accuracy and how they do it better, if not then it's a flop

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