iPhone 5s unboxing (image 001)

With less than three days left until the iPhone 5s/5c general availability, Apple this morning posted a reminder that both handsets are scheduled to go on sale on Friday, September 20 at 8:00am local time at Apple retail stores and at 12:01am PDT at the online Apple Store in the United States, United kingdom, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico and Singapore.

The company promised to release iOS 7 for public consumption on Wednesday so we think first iOS 7 and iPhone 5s/5c reviews will be hitting the web real soon. In the meantime, folks who pre-ordered Apple’s cases for the new iPhones have reported receiving their shipment early.

And over in China, a few lucky customers who seem to have gotten their hands on the first iPhone 5s and 5c units posted photographic and video evidence of the unboxing as proof…

MacRumors points us to what appears to be the first unboxing video of the lower-cost iPhone 5c posted by the Italian technology website HDblog.it. The clip, credited to a source at Chinese carrier China Unicom, has been posted to YouKu, which is the Chinese version of YouTube.

You can watch it embedded below, but note it requires the Flash plug-in.

The website also posted a bunch of unboxing photos of both the iPhone 5s (see the image top of post) and the blue iPhone 5c (below).

iPhone 5c (unboxing, HDBlog.it 002)iPhone 5c (unboxing, HDBlog.it 001)

No surprises here: the package contents of both new iPhones includes the EarPods headphones, a Lightning cable, a USB wall charger and Apple’s standard manual.

So, who’s excited?

  • batongxue

    FYI, this is the famously adorable Sichuan accent.

    • X8QU4Ot


      • Jay Kay

        You dont say that

    • hbkang

      Yep! You are right! AHAHAHAHAHAHA~

  • Jonathan

    Finally, a decent quality video.

  • X8QU4Ot

    Looks like 5c didn’t have EarPods?

    • That appears to be the case. Good call.

    • batongxue

      Well, it should be included in the official retail package according to Apple website.

  • Guest

    It’s not showing up for me and I have flash installed.

    • Jonathan

      Refresh. I had to.

    • Jay Kay

      I just saw this vid on my iphone 5 with iOS 7 GM, how come they said its need flash.

      • Martin


  • omrishtam

    wtf chiniese?

    • hkgsulphate

      all the leaks are from them
      Apple need to assemble in the USA…

      • omrishtam

        Actually I ment the ad at the beginning….

      • El Arqui Tecto

        They lose prototypes in USA

  • Shinobi1992

    As much as I love Apple, I don’t know how anyone can get excited about an unboxing video for one of their products. I mean the 5S is a nice phone but it is literally no different than unboxing an iPhone 5..

    • Martin

      We’ve been through this with the 3G/3GS, 4/4S and you people still find it weird that people like the “S” versions of the iPhone’s? Just shut the hell up.

      • Shinobi1992

        What in the hell are you talking about?

  • Marlber Cruz

    Meh ¯_(-、-)_/¯…

  • weztimonial

    Vertically. Nice…

  • Chris Wagers

    If this video requires flash how come I can watch it on my iPhone 5 running io7? Am I missing something?

    • X8QU4Ot

      Youku support HTML5 when you use iOS.

      • Chris Wagers

        Thank you!

  • veda99

    My 5c preorder says it delivers tomorrow by 12pm!in USA

    • BigS

      yuck the 5C… :'( It’s so ugly.

      • veda99

        i know, still I get it..waiting for 5s though!

      • RarestName

        Why did you buy two phones?

      • veda99

        5c will be sent as gift and 5s for me!

      • Abhinav Chaudhary


    • Oscar Nigma

      From where you order it from?

      • veda99

        Apple store from my phone!

    • veda99

      Says 18 Sep!

  • Fevostone

    Doesn’t need flash pluging it’s been recorded by a iPhone 4S man..!

  • auzzuro

    how come the video did not show any ear piece?

  • Laurens Veys

    Looks like they have got a micro USB to lightning adapter free in the packaging!

    • RarestName

      I think only iPhones sold in China gets them free.

  • Talal Ghieth

    wewewewewewe yoyoyoyoyoyoyyo

  • Elma

    This could be China’s apple store or a retail store and they are setting up the display phones

  • FOFF

    this was all very boring

  • 4pplesauce

    so everyone is ignoring the fact that theres two lightning connectors? what is the one in the middle for? dock? or am i blind!? …so many questions

    • Jerry

      that looks like microUSB to lightening

  • Matt

    Thats awesome it comes with a micro usb to lightning adapter, no need to shell out $30 for one

  • Frozen Bee .GFKS

    sooo, let the 5C crap go, and lets focus on when iOS7 is coming out today 😛

  • Kyle

    Thank god T-Mobile is doing pre-orders, I’ll be getting my 5S on Friday hopefully.

  • Core

    i love china