First look: iPhone 5s

By , Sep 20, 2013

iPhone 5s first look

I was so angry when I woke up this morning, because I woke up late, and I just knew that meant I wasn’t going to get an iPhone 5s. Much to my surprise, my local Verizon store had plenty in stock, albeit, none were gold.

I was able to walk in, say I wanted an unlocked iPhone 5s, and walked out in less than 15 minutes. It was an overall uneventful experience, despite my tardiness.

I decided to go ahead and go with the 32GB Space Gray iPhone 5s. While initially I kind of dismissed this color option, it’s not half bad when you see it in person. In fact, I think it’s safe to say that this is the best looking iPhone ever, outside of maybe the Gold model if that’s your thing.

Of course I’ll have many more videos to follow throughout the day, which will detail the new features, my thoughts, and experiences. In the meantime, share your launch day stories below. Were you able to grab an iPhone 5s? If so, what color and size?

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  • Barry

    It kinda baffles me that the gold one was sold out.

    • Sean Cua

      It shouldn’t since most people are opting for the gold one ever since it became more of a champagne tone gold.

    • omrishtam

      i wont buy the gold cuz it is kinda bitchy….i am going for the silver :D

      • Smfh?

        HOW in the world can a COLOUR be bitchy? Are you that stupid? REALLY?

      • Piyush

        for eg , pink is related feminism , but colors are not bitchy ;).

      • 4p0c4lyps3

        Agreed

    • Rowan09

      Well in China I read an article where a guy said he didn’t care what’s under the hood of the phone, everyone loves gold in Hong Kong.

  • Jonathan

    Can you make a video on the touch ID please Jeff? I’d greatly appreciate it!

  • adam1314

    Thanks for the video. I got mine at an AT&T store this morning. Third in line. I didn’t realize they would only have space gray. Sounds like the gold and silver options are extremely limited to Apple stores only at launch. I was disappointed in that but I love the 5s and space gray does look good. Just wanted the white and silver more!

  • Moi

    Hi Jeff Can you do a slow mo with that iPhone and post it for us ?

    • Jonathan

      Apple already posted a couple sample shots.

  • MrShutEmDown

    How was the black iphone “ugly” as you claim Jeff?

    • 4p0c4lyps3

      I think he was a little on the slow side with tht comment.

  • Ishaan Malhotra

    Space grey is the best in my opinion. But dont call the black i5 terrible:/

  • Joonyaboy

    I knew Jeff would want the “gode” one. Me too buddy, but settled for Silver 32GB

  • Rowan09

    I saw the silver one for a second in Best Buy until they removed it from display and it does look good. No one has the Gold model though not even the Apple Store near me. I ordered mine online so I have to wait 7-10 days to get my Gold phone.

  • AlexSantillan

    Does the Verizon iPhone 5s still unlocked for any GSM carrier ?

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      If it wasn’t before I doubt it would be now since having an unlocked phone kind of defeats the point of tying you into a contract…

  • Joseph A. Ahmad

    Great color choice, Jeff! I love mine.

  • Ballziton Shnaps

    In my county there wasn’t a single gold or silver iPhone shipped.

  • http://lucaskunert.com/ Lucas Kunert

    Such a random thing to notice, but your table there looks like one at the Apple Store.

  • 3aloo1

    wait a minute….
    2 pin charger Wut…. well my iPhone 5 has a 3 pin charger Hmm whats the problem

  • James

    Hey I like my slate iPhone! :)

    • James

      But I did get the space gray for my mom yesterday and it does look really good. I love how understated the fingerprint sensor is; you almost don’t even notice it, whereas on the silver and especially on the gold it is very apparent and draws a lot of attention.

  • Obaydok

    Can u please post it somewhere else?!
    I cant watch it on youtube here in Iran!
    Youtube is blocked in Iran