The Dates and the Prices
The iPhone 5C will be available to pre-order starting Friday, Sept. 13, and start shipping and be available for purchase on Sept. 20. The 5S will be available for orders and in stores starting on Sept. 20. The 5C starts at $99 while the 5S starts at $199, both with two-year contracts.
But for those who are looking forward to iOS 7, the new operating system will be released on Wednesday, Sept. 18. In addition, it will be a free update, something you don't hear very much from Apple's mouth.
Finally, for those that want a dirt-cheap phone, Apple will also offer the iPhone 4S for free with a two-year contract. The iPhone 5 may effectively be kaput, but technostalgists can still reminisce about the good old days, when Siri was just a young girl.