Want an iPhone 5s? Get Ready to Stay Up Late

If you want to be among the first to buy an iPhone 5s, you have two choices: Stay up late Thursday night to order online, or get in line early at your local Apple Store this Friday. Online orders for the new iPhone model will start at 12:01 AM pacific time on Friday, September 20, and in store sales will start later in the morning at 8:00 AM local time.

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iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c sales will start in the United States, Puerto Rico, the UK, Chanda, Australia, Germany, France, Japan, Hong Kong, China, and Singapore, and other countries will follow in the coming weeks.

The iPhone 5s will include Apple's new 64-bit A7 processor, an upgraded 8 megapixel camera, a dual LED True Tone flash, a 4-inch Retina Display, the new Touch ID fingerprint scanner, and more. It will be available in space gray, white and silver, and white and gold colors.

Apple unveiled the iPhone 5s along side the lower priced iPhone 5c at a special media event a week ago. Preorder sales for the iPhone 5c started last Friday, but Apple chose not to do the same with the 5s models, suggesting that inventory will be limited at launch time.

Pricing for the iPhone 5s starts at US$199 for the 16GB model, $299 for the 32GB model, and $399 for the 64GB version.