A week ago, Apple started taking pre-orders for its iPhone 5c device on its Apple Store site This morning, the 5c was joined by the iPhone 5s, just a few hours before it is scheduled to make its debut on retail store shelves in the U.S.
The site shows that the 5s will ship in one to three business days if you get a two year contract phone to use on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint's networks in the U.S. The 5s, which comes in grey, silver and gold colors, is offered in 16, 32 and 64GB versions for $199, $299 and $399, respectively. If you want to go with a no-contract 5s, the Apple Store's only option is with T-Mobile. They are selling the 16, 32 and 64GB versions for $649, $749 and $849, respectively.
Some people decided to wait in front of the main Apple Store in New York City to get the iPhone 5s on September 9th. If you decide that you want to go out this morning to get the phone, you may be disappointed as some sources claim that Apple's first shipments of the 5s won't be enough to meet demand today.
Apple is currently not selling an unlocked version of the iPhone 5s without a SIM card. As we reported earlier this week, that's not stopping a company called Goldgenie from offering such a phone that's also covered in real gold for prices that start at $2,820.
Source: Apple Store | Image via Apple