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Apple iPhone 5s sales begin on Friday, September 20th

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As most of the online web community already knows, Apple’s iPhone 5s is to go on sale on Friday, September 20th, which is a week after the iPhone 5c went online for pre-orders. In a strange twist, Apple did not have a pre-order period for the iPhone 5s, which would have been September 13th if the company stuck with its usual dates. Instead, the company only offered the colorful iPhone 5c. The iPhone 5s goes on sale on September 20th, alongside the iPhone 5c.

Apple will open up sales for the iPhone 5s at 12:01am Pacific Time on Friday, which means a lot people on the east coast will miss the first wave of 5s orders (or get up to place their order at 3:00am, as has become a yearly tradition for our editor-in-chief). This may be due to supply constraints on the iPhone 5s, which has been rumored for several months now.

Apple’s email to customers which announced the iPhone 5s sell date mistakenly noted that the device would be available 12:01am PST, even though Daylight Savings Time stays in effect through November.

With no pre-order timeframe, Apple’s iPhone 5s may be limited for several weeks after the initial day of sales, both online and in-store. On launch day, Apple will begin selling the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in its retail stores beginning at 8AM local time. There will no doubt be long lines, as this is standard with every major product release and update. With the new fingerprint sensor and color options available for the iPhone 5s and the 5c, there will definitely be lots of people.

Apple’s iPhone 5s will be available with storage options of 16GB/32GB/64GB for $199/$299/$399, respectively.

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