iPhone 5c Pre-Orders Begin in 10 Countries

Apple has started taking pre-orders for the iPhone 5c in 10 countries around the world, including the U.S., Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

Pre-orders are available directly from Apple in most countries via the Apple Online Store and the Apple Store iOS App [Direct Link]; historically, the iOS app has been more resilient against traffic surges than the online store.

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In the U.S., Apple is selling the 16GB iPhone 5c on most carriers for $99 with a two-year contract, while the 32GB version is $199. T-Mobile is offering the 5c for $0 down plus 24 monthly payments of $22 per month.

There is also an unlocked GSM version of the 5c available for $549 (16GB) and $649 (32GB). All models come in blue, green, pink, yellow and white.

The iPhone 5c will go on sale next Friday, September 20, and the initial crop of orders should arrive that day. The iPhone 5s will have no pre-order period and will go on sale the same day.

In the U.S., pre-orders are available from:

Apple:
- Apple Online Store
- Apple Store iOS App [Direct Link]

Carriers:
- AT&T
- Verizon
- Sprint
- T-Mobile

Third-Party Resellers:
- Walmart (In-Store Only, offering the iPhone 5c for $79)
- Best Buy (In-Store Only, must purchase $50 gift card to pre-order, can be used towards cost of phone)
- Radio Shack (In-Store Only)
- Target (In-Store Only)

Top Rated Comments

Dulcimer Avatar
115 months ago
Too bad everyone wants the 5s.
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ezatech Avatar
115 months ago
Checked the Australian (Apple) site. $869.00 for a iPhone5c 32GB you had got to be kidding me.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wikiverse Avatar
115 months ago
I genuinely do not understand the excitement.

This is just an iPhone 5 and Apple released it 12 months ago.

This, quite literally, is Malibu Stacey's new hat.

Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
marsmissions Avatar
115 months ago
Checked the Australian (Apple) site. $869.00 for a iPhone5c 32GB you had got to be kidding me.
Your no skill laborers make 14 dollars and hour.

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Yellow
Green Case
John Deere.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dol4n Avatar
115 months ago
This is beyond me, how a well respected company like Apple can go do something like this...

Steve did not build this enterprise to make decisions like this, and release products like this....

I bet he would not have allowed this. :(
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
roland.g Avatar
115 months ago
Too bad everyone wants the 5s.

I have a 5 and typically update every other year. The touch ID and faster chip is nice but as much as I am a die-hard Apple fan, there are two key issues:

1. Next year's 6 needs to come in two sizes, a 4.8-5 inch screen to rival the competitors because people do want bigger, and the current size. And not just keeping the 5S around, but actually offering the new model in two sizes that both get whatever new hardware bells and whistles come along.

2. While I have been beta testing iOS 7 I would have to say that some features are nice, but on the whole there are simply too many mistakes and wrong turns. Getting away from skeumorphism is a good idea, there are still issues with the new iOS. Probably the biggest is the reluctance to make an even larger paradigm shift. This was the first real shakeup and they didn't take advantage of the change to really change. A few features and different colors/icons/styles doesn't count.

Here's to hoping for some real innovation for iOS 8 or 9 in the next year or two as well as with the iPhone 6.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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