The iPhone 5S release date is upon us, with the new iPhone generating long lines at Apple stores.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the iPhone 5S pre-order date did not exist because Apple didn’t set one.
While the iPhone 5C was available for preorder, everyone else was forced to wait in line to get their grubby mitts on the Apple iPhone 5S. People showed up at Apple stores way before the 8AM iPhone 5S release date because of worries about shortage concerns or they’re planning on buying two in hopes of reselling the second on eBay. The iPhone 5S Gold and Silver colors are also only stocked up at Apple Stores, whereas it’s a matter of luck at other retailers like Walmart and Best Buy.
Both iOS7 and the iPhone 5S are releasing today, but iOS 7 download problems are plaguing many current iPhone users. Not because there is anything wrong with the Apple system, mind you. It’s just that when an overwhelming number of people attempt to access the same internet servers at the same time they become overloaded. But you might have better luck updating your iPhone through your Mac or PC. You can download iOS 7 via your broadband connection via plugging your iPhone into your computer and launching iTunes. You’ll be prompted to check for a software update. If that doesn’t work then unfortunately your only option is to wait.
The iPhone 5S reviews seems to say Apple missed the beat with the new iPhone. You should try checking out our full iPhone 5S, 5C, and 5 comparison article, and the iPhone 5S vs Galaxy S4 matchup, but the short version is that unless you need a faster processor, or want the better camera and iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner security, then the iPhone 5C is probably the best iPhone deal for the money. The iPhone 5C is essentially an iPhone 5 with colored cases, extra LTE network support, and Bluetooth 4.0.
The 16GB iPhone 5s costs $199 with a two-year contract, while the 32GB and 64GB versions are priced at $299 and $399 respectively. An unlocked GSM version of the iPhone 5s is also available for $649 (16GB), $749 (32GB), and $849 (64GB). Apple estimates there will be six million to eight million iPhone 5S phones sold in the first weekend. iPhone 5S online orders are already backing up.
So what are the best iPhone 5S release date deals? The iPhone 5S Walmart deal is still in effect for the 16GB model, dropping the price down to $189 with a two-year contract. Target is matching the iPhone 5C Walmart deal and Target RedCARD users get an additional five percent off. But the iPhone 5S will be full price at Target otherwise.
With iPhone 5S release date upon us, are you going for the new iPhone 5S or perhaps buying the iPhone 5C or iPhone 5?