iphone5sDuring today's iPhone event, Apple announced that customers would be able to pre-order the colorful iPhone 5c beginning on September 13, but there was no pre-order date given for the iPhone 5s.

Instead, Apple supplied only a September 20 release date for its flagship phone, which means the iPhone 5s will not be able to be pre-ordered ahead of time. Customers who wish to obtain an iPhone 5s on release day will need to visit an Apple Store or brick and mortar carrier store to purchase the phone.

Apple will, presumably, begin accepting online orders for the iPhone 5s on September 20, but waiting in line will almost certainly be necessary to get a phone in-hand on the release date.

Apple's iPhone 5s comes with a 64-bit A7 processor, a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and new camera enhancements. It will ship with iOS 7 and can be purchased in three colors, including "space gray", white, and gold. The 16GB version of the iPhone 5s will cost $199 with a 2-year contract and $649 unlocked and contract free.

Top Rated Comments

Ent Avatar
137 months ago
This is a stupid move IMO.
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Wilson1313 Avatar
137 months ago
They just want the media attention of long lines to make the launch seem as successful as possible....
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lancer Avatar
137 months ago
I was expecting more, what happened to the 128Gb model? :rolleyes:
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WhoDaKat Avatar
137 months ago
What are they thinking? No pre-orders is absurd. There are many of us who don't have the time to sit in a line for days.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Carlanga Avatar
137 months ago
Hopefully we can order online and pick up in store.

Otherwise they can keep their phone...I'm not waiting in line for 12+ hours and being bombarded to buy a $2 phone case for $39 ect ect...And have every other person in line "What color you get bro?" "Pfftt just the 16 gig?" ect ect

My wife texted me today as she just bought the Iphone 5 in June and said..."Oh great thanks Apple you mean to tell me I paid $100 too much for my phone??"

Just a weird move by Apple I think...
you mean to tell me you have a wife that made a 'bold' choice on June and you are a member here since 2010 and didn't tell her a new one was around the corner, come on...
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Earendil Avatar
137 months ago
Seriously disappointed with lack of pre-order. Why have they taken this decision?

In fact, this might actually stop me buying it.

Ridiculous!

So let me get this straight, your checklist of required features for a next phone purchase included:
"Receive phone same day as everyone else in the world, not 3 days later" ?
Wow dude :cool:
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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