Ship Dates for Some iPhone 5c Preorders Pushed to October

Apple has sold out more of its iPhone 5c preorders with ship dates pushing back from the September 20 launch date into October. The unlocked 16GB yellow iPhone 5c was the first to sell out last Friday with delivery dates changing from September 20 to September 25.

Unlocked 16GB iPhone 5c Preoders slip to September 25Unlocked 16GB iPhone 5c Preoders slip to September 25

The unlocked 16GB models seem to be the most popular so far with the preorder crowd. As of Monday morning all colors were showing September 25 ship dates.

The iPhone 5c is Apple's new mid-range price point smartphone model. It packs an A6 processor, includes an 8 megapixel camera, and replaces the familiar metal back and sides with a single plastic piece. The back is available in white, red, yellow, blue, or green.

Apple unveiled the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s at a special media event early last week and began taking preorders for the 5c model on Friday, September 13. Both will be available for purchase in stores on Friday, September 20.

Pricing starts at US$99 for the 16GB version on a two-year contract, or $549 off contract and unlocked.