iPhone 5S now available from Verizon, Sprint and AT&T

By Anu Passary , Sep 21, 2013 06:05 AM EDT

The long-awaited iPhone 5S is now available for purchase from various U.S. carriers such as Sprint, Verizon and AT&T.

Apple took the wraps off the iPhone 5S and the budget iPhone 5C on Sept. 10. The iPhone 5C went up for pre-order and the company announced that the iPhone 5S will be available from Sept. 20. Now top carriers in the country are offering the latest Apple smartphones.

"iPhone 5s is the most forward-thinking smartphone in the world, delivering desktop class architecture in the palm of your hand," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "iPhone 5s sets a new standard for smartphones, packed into its beautiful and refined design are breakthrough features that really matter to people, like Touch ID, a simple and secure way to unlock your phone with just a touch of your finger."

The latest iPhone 5S may attract many iFans with its latest A7 processor, fingerprint scanner, improved camera and several other new features it packs in. With the handset available from major carriers in the U.S., it will be easier for customers to pick their preferred network.

As Apple announced, the iPhone 5s is available in gold, silver or space gray via top U.S. carriers. AT&T, Verizon and Sprint, which are selling the 16/32/64GB versions of the iPhone 5S for $199/$299/$399, respectively, on a two-year contract. However, for a limited time, if you bring your number to Sprint on a new line of service, you can get $100 off on your new iPhone 5S. The Sprint offer is currently the most-attractive, as you pay half the amount as what you would pay on Verizon or AT&T.

If you buy a new iPhone 5S from AT&T then your handset will be delivered in seven to 14 business days, regardless of the color or storage option you select.

Sprint will ship all storage versions and color options of the iPhone 5S in up to three weeks. Verizon will ship the 16GB iPhone 5S by Sept. 24; however, the 32GB and 64GB variants of the handset will ship by Oct. 7.

You can also visit Apple Online Store and order for a contract free 16/32/64GB variants of the handset for $649/$749/$849. The expected shipping date is within 7 to 10 business days. 

The shipping date of the iPhone 5S may change as customers place their orders with carriers and may change if the handset is sold out. 

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