Apple's new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are now available on Virgin Mobile. The prepaid smartphones start at $449 and $549, $100 less than Apple's current pricing.
Apple launched its latest iPhones, the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on Sept. 20 and sold more than 9 million units during the launch weekend. The company didn't break down how many each model sold, but it did say that it has completely sold out of the iPhone 5s online. The company also recently launched an in-store pickup that allows customers to reserve and purchase iPhones in Apple retail stores instead of getting it shipped from Apple and facing a couple weeks' wait in the iPhone 5s' case. The new mid-range and colorful iPhone 5c are all in stock and ready to ship.
All four major carriers in the U.S. are offering both smartphones to their customers, and now its Virgin Mobile's turn to get in the game. The prepaid carrier has announced that it is now selling the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c online and in retail stores. The company is hoping that its pricing strategy entices consumers looking to purchase the new smartphones. Virgin Mobile is selling the 16GB iPhone 5c for $449 off-contract and the 16GB iPhone 5s for $549 off-contract. The carrier's pricing is $100 lower than Apple's, which is charging $549 and $649 for the same handsets.
The iPhone 5c is powered by an A6 chip. Includes an 8-megapixel iSight camera, a 4-inch Retina display, and ultra-fast LTE wireless. The iPhone 5c has the things that made the iPhone 5 an amazing phone - and more, including iOS 7, all in a completely new design that feels great in your hand. Virgin Mobile is offering the 16GB and 32GB iPhone 5c in white, pink, yellow, blue, and green for $449 and $549.
The highly-advanced iPhone 5s features the A7 chip with 64-bit architecture, Touch ID fingerprint sensor, a new 8-megapixel iSight camera, a new FaceTime HD camera, ultrafast LTE wireless, iOS 7, and iCloud, yet it's as thin and light as ever. The carrier is selling the iPhone 5s 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB in silver, gold, or space grey for $549, $649, and $749.