Apple Inc. (AAPL) iPhone 5S, 5C: How To Get Your Hands On Them


Preorders for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iPhone 5C officially opened yesterday. So how do you get your hands on it or the more expensive iPhone? As with any new Apple product launch, it might be tricky, but here are the places where you might be able to find them.

Apple iPhone 5S

Where to find Apple’s new phones

The iPhone 5S is not available for preorder, so those who want to buy it will have to wait until the Sept. 20 launch date. Those who would rather have the plastic, slightly less expensive model can preorder it though, starting today.

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Of course both handsets will be available for purchase at Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s stores, and lines are sure to start forming before the launch date. At least one man in Tokyo has already started waiting in line for his. Apple says it will open its brick and mortar stores at 8 a.m. local time on Sept. 20 for those who want to grab up the new iPhones there.

U.S. carriers, retailers selling Apple’s new iPhones

Wireless carriers are also selling preorders for the iPhone 5C. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon all have it available for preorder. The carriers will also begin selling both handsets on the Sept. 20 launch date. Those who do not want a contract plan but would like one of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s two new iPhones can also go to T-Mobile and purchase one contract free, but keep in mind that they aren’t subsidized, so the prices will be much higher.

And of course retailers wouldn’t want to be left out. Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) and RadioShack Corporation (NYSE:RSH) are all selling the devices. Both will be available in-store on Sept. 20, while the iPhone 5C is available for preorder starting today at these retailers.

Wal-Mart is even going further with its offerings, putting the iPhone 5C on sale right off the bat at $79 with a two-year contract. That undercuts Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s and carriers’ price of $99 with a two-year contract. The chain is also undercutting Apple on the iPhone 5S, which it will offer for $189 with a two-year contract.