You can now order your iPhone 5s

By , Sep 20, 2013

iPhone 5s side by side gold in front

Ok folks, the time has arrived. Those in one of the 9 initial launch countries can now order your iPhone 5s handset. Just as promised, the Cupertino company began accepting online orders for its new flagship smartphone right around midnight this morning.

It appears that some users are still seeing Apple’s ‘We’ll be back’ poster on Apple.com, but the Apple Store app is up and running. Remember that carriers are also accepting online orders, so it’s worth checking out their websites if you have trouble getting in…

Remember to be fast, because launch inventory has been selling out quickly in other countries. Within minutes of becoming available in Australia and China, all models in all configurations began showing shipping times of 7-10 days. And some now show October.

If you’re not going to be ordering online, keep in mind that a number of retailers will begin selling the iPhone 5s in their stores today. Many of them will be opening up at 8 am local time, and are also expected to have very limited inventory, so plan accordingly.

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  • Markus Hudobnik

    I was afraid to order through Apple b/c of high demand.

    SO i got an in store pickup at BEST BUY tomorrow! YAY!

    (btw this is for my sister, i know i’m a freaking awesome brother)

    • Rickm_jr

      Have fun getting in there! Haha

      • Markus Hudobnik

        I ordered it online and they said tomorrow I can pick it up for sure.

      • Rickm_jr

        Yeah I mean there are plenty of people attacking those stores on product release days

  • Shawn

    Just ordered. Ships in 1 day!

    • 123

      1-3 days

  • veda99

    Ordered but already says ships in 1-3days! and in seconds it changed to 7-10! Delivers by sep 30 -Oct 2!

    • illK†Δ

      Me too. Bought Silver, I’m afraid everyone is gonna buy the new color gold, and black shows scars too much

      • 123

        Gold was the first color to show “ships in 7-10 days”

  • Joonyaboy

    Ordered! 3:01 through ATT. Silver 32Gb. Slight concern because it said 7-14 days while I went to Apple and they are showing 1-3 days shipping. Hmm.

    • Shawn

      ATT’s orders were opened a little early then closed again right before time. So they probably lost a good bit of stock then.

      • Joonyaboy

        Yeah I’m slightly disappointed. They sent me an email saying Oct 21. Even the Apple website is not showing that long. Lat time I order from ATT. Last year I went straight through Apple, but last night it wasn’t loading so I went with ATT in case the stock ran too low. Oh well, no biggie

      • Joonyaboy

        I’m happy again. The phone will be here Mon. I guess they just had a generic message go out until they had shipping info

  • J Wu

    How many gold iPhones did they have? Two?

  • Ignacio Virgen

    Got mine today at local apple store in Hong Kong. Ordered my wife’s iphone online, delivery times will be until october!!!

  • anis

    T mobile contract free means that everytime i restore my device, i need to contact tmobile. But it will work on all sim. Please confirm

    • J Wu

      It will work on all SIM, I don’t think you need to contact T-Mobile.

      • anis

        But it mentions on the site that we need to contaxt tmobile or apple store retailer to activate…

      • Rowan09

        Yes if your going to use t-mobile and you don’t have an iPhone 5 since the sim is a nano sim. Remember t-mobile unlocks phones once paid in full.

      • anis

        i have iphone 5 and nano sim and i not planning to use tmobile…. so if buy tmobile unlock and just put in any other carrier sim, it will work immediately or i have to go to tmobile office and get it activate and then use another one.

      • J Wu

        It will work immediately.

      • Rowan09

        It will work immediately as its already going to be unlocked. Apple is shipping it with a SIM card because SIM cards are not free and your purchasing a T-mobile iPhone. There’s only 1 iPhone made for all 4 carriers, it’s just the CDMA versions has the chip working for CDMA and the gsm versions do the same. I bought one as well since I didn’t just see an unlocked version and I’m going to use it on AIO wireless since its under AT&T and AT&T provides better coverage than t-mobile.

      • anis

        I am not in usa and i am getting it delivered to middle east via my friend. So it will work in middle east on any carrier?

      • Rowan09

        Yes. It’s an unlocked version. In the US t-mobile unlocks all phones onced paid in full, since you bought it at full price it’s the unlocked GSM model that ships with a t-mobile sim that’s all..

      • Guest

        thank you for the clarification…. one last question….
        In case of iPhone 5c at US apple store, there are two versions. one is tmobile sim and another is sim free, why they are offering two different if but are unlocked

      • Guest

        thank you for the clarification…. one last question….
        In case of
        iPhone 5c at US apple store, there are two versions. one is tmobile sim
        and another is sim free, why they are offering two different if both are
        unlocked

      • Rowan09

        If they’re offering one with sim free and the other with a t-mobile sim they’re the same thing unless Apple is doing financing options for t-mobile which I don’t think they’re doing. The t-mobile one just comes with the sim and the sim free doesn’t give you one. I unlock iPhones and no matter what you, iTunes does the final process regardless. Even if you unlocked t-mobile version is looked to t-mobile, just put in the sim you want to use and update with iTunes and you’ll get the message your phone is now unlocked.

    • Gautham Sivakumar

      At least in the U.S. , you only need to contact your carrier if you switch phones and are on a CDMA carrier since there are no sim cards. Otherwise on a gsm carrier, you can restore/switch as much as you like, and you only need to swap the sim card. No contact necessary.

  • tony escamilla

    Does anybody knows the model of the T-mobile contract free option? A1533??

  • Wyeth Dion

    Was planning on ordering, but can’t due to Verizon issues. Damn:/ I was really hoping I could get it sooner. Now I have to wait until late next week. Oh well.

  • beny698

    Mine’s not delivering until the 30th or later :( Dissapointing.

  • http://www.idownloadblog.com Sebastien

    Order went smooth. Now going back to bed before getting up at 4am to go in line. Good luck everyone :)

  • Rowan09

    Well I ordered mine around 3:05 and it said I’ll have to wait 7-10 business days. I got the Gold one from t-mobile since that’s the only unlocked option.

    • stephen chow

      same.

    • Josh

      I have researched all day, and chatted with about 7 Apple representatives, and they said the t-mobile 5s is not unlocked. It is contract free but still locked to t-mobile service. They will not release an unlocked 5s for a while. Is that wrong?

      • Rowan09

        The apple website says t-mobile (unlocked). Remember once you pay for a t-mobile iPhone in full they unlock it for you. Since I unlocked many iPhones before the process is simple. First a request is put in for the unlock to Apple and when it is done you just connect your phone to iTunes and do a restore where it gives you a message saying your phone is unlocked. I’m assuming this is what you will need to do when you first get the phone. It is true that if you purchase a t-mobile iPhone with a payment plan from t-mobile its locked to them until you pay it off in full.

  • Tricki68

    No problems ordering from Apple store here. Gold 64GB

  • Gautham Sivakumar

    Well, I guess I’ll take a 7-10 day wait. Now I gotta get back to sleep so I can wake up for Physics lecture….college life.

    Shipment 1 Available to ship: 7- 10 business daysDelivers: Oct 7 – Oct 10 by 2-3 Business Days
    $749.00
    iPhone 5s 32GB Space Gray (GSM) T-Mobile Unlocked

    • Mohammed Sahib

      Congrats.

      • Guest

        Does the order specify the model of the iPhone you bought?

      • Mohammed Sahib

        I didn’t buy. Your comment is misdirected.

    • tony escamilla

      Does the order specify the model of the iPhone you bought??

      • Gautham Sivakumar

        Yes? I got an email shortly after the order just as a confirmation.

        Did you not….?

      • tony escamilla

        Im about to buy it but first I need to know the exact model of this tmo contract free option… which iPhone model specify in the order? Im gonna appreciate your answer!

      • Gautham Sivakumar

        I just checked the order page and it doesn’t specify….I’m sorry man. Can someone else help out here?

        If you don’t mind me asking, why do you need the model number?

      • tony escamilla

        because Im from Monterrey Mexico and Im lookin to use it in a Mexican carrier… Im hoping the model is A1533, that is the suposed unlocked compatible model…

      • Gautham Sivakumar

        Do you live near an Apple store? If so, make the purchase, and when it arrives, see if it works. If not, return it to the apple store in person and you can get your money back.

      • tony escamilla

        Yes… like 4 hours away…. Im gonna do that.. thank you so much for your help!

      • Gautham Sivakumar

        No problem! I hope all works out well.

      • Guest

        si funcionó?

      • anonimo

        si funcionó? te agradecería mucho que me dijeras.
        Yo tambien quiero comprarlo en eua porque es más barato, y usarlo aqui en mexico con una compañia telefonica de aqui

      • J Wu

        ME325LL/A

      • Rowan09

        It doesn’t matter it a GSM unlocked phone that ships with a t-mobile sim since SIM cards are not free.

      • tony escamilla

        is this unlocked to use it directly into a mexican carrier? I mean remove tmo sim and insert mexican carrier’s sim?

      • Rowan09

        Yes it’s an unlocked version and that’s why they have unlocked in parenthesis, it just ships with a t-mobile sim since sims are not free.

      • tony escamilla

        okay I got it….. but how can I know the LTE bands of this T-Mo unlocked iPhone? thanks for your answer!

      • Rowan09

        It’s just an unlocked iPhone shipped with a t-mobile sim so it would support all the LTE bands from AT&T and T-mobile.

    • tony

      where you order your from Tmobile or ATT?

      • Gautham Sivakumar

        I ordered from the Apple Online Store, but bought the T-Mobile unlocked version.

  • İlkim Sezen

    Which Apple Store in New York would be the best choice now for 5s?

    • Rowan09

      5th ave near Central Park.

      • Blue Tran

        The Apple cube!!!

      • Rowan09

        Yep. They usually have the most iPhones. There’s a line there but they should have enough.

  • Kawagoe

    Got my 32GB silver with 1-3 day shipping from the apple site. The AT&T site kept erroring out.

  • Blue Tran

    Is buying it off-contract better? I’m with Fido in Canada. I think it’s time to upgrade from my iPhone 4 now. Haha.

    • Rowan09

      I am my contract is up when I get my phone so I’m going to AIO wireless for $70/month unlimited talk and text with 7Gb of data. It works under AT&T so I’ll get LTE support.

  • Simche Apple Konstantinovic

    You’re all so lucky! I’m hoping for a soon-to-be iPhone 5s release in Sweden :)

  • Skydayzer

    Anyone in the state who can help me order the 5s and ship it to me in Italy??? Desperate

  • Tom

    Any news about Barcelona?

  • Yujin

    AT&T cramped out on me at 3:04 so I guess I’ll wait.

  • veda99

    Line in here at GSP mall in NJ is not that big as I thought but still no guarantee of getting a 5s here!!!

    • veda99

      Not letting in yet!

  • veda99

    Here they dont have suppy for unlocked gold and to matter any of the unlocked ones. only with Att , verizon and sprint that too space grey is available :(

  • James

    Got mine. Waited in line at Verizon. First time ever doing that. I showed up at 3 AM. I was like 4th in line. The people around me were really cool. It was definitely an interesting experience. And no Samsung users came by to harass us! :)

  • Jomaa.✌

    Just got mine 32gb space gray here in Puerto Rico

  • Josh

    I want to use a carrier that is not Verizon, At&t, Sprint or T-Mobile. However, I don’t wanna pay any penalties or deal with plans and cancellations to get that. Is anyone absolutely positive that the T-Mobile 5s on the Apple Store is unlocked?