As of this writing, we’re just hours away from the launch of the iPhone 5S and 5C. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) started preparing one of its retail locations in Australia for the launch today, according to Apple Insider. The colorful iPhone 5C took up the space on the one side of the door, while the iPhone 5S was placed on the other.
Apple Store photos posted
The site published photos from BrandHitTech which show Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) putting the new colors of the two handsets front and center inside the store. The iPhone 5C window display was separated into five segments showing the five different colors it is available in, while the iPhone 5S sign was segmented into three sections showing the three colors it will be sold in.
The two new handsets will be available in Apple Stores around the globe at 8 a.m. local time. They will also be available at carrier stores, including Verizon Wireless, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile in the U.S. Some carrier stores may open at 8 a.m. just because the handsets are going on sale tomorrow, but this no guarantee that they will open before their usual times. Best Buy and other retailers are also supposedly receiving supplies of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.
Those who have their heart set on the iPhone 5S should keep in mind that supply is said to be very minimal right now. They may have to wait a while if they really want the flagship handset.
Hack bounty offered on the iPhone 5S
Hackers will undoubtedly be at the fronts of the lines around the world in an attempt to get their hands on the iPhone 5S and try to hack the fingerprint sensor. A crowd-funded bounty including cash, alcohol and other prizes is being offered to the hacker who is able to successfully unlock an iPhone 5S by hacking the fingerprint sensor.