For those looking to upgrade their iPhones, the iPhone 5S was recently announced and based on its specs and features, it looks like it would make a pretty worthwhile upgrade. The phone will be launched at the same time as the iPhone 5C, which is on the 20th of September, but unfortunately unlike the iPhone 5C, the iPhone 5S will not be available for pre-order on the 13th of September, or at all. This led to speculation that the iPhone 5S could be facing some supply constraints at the start, possibly due to the new hardware and features they were introducing to the device, unlike the iPhone 5C which was basically a slightly upgraded iPhone 5, just in a different body.
The lack of pre-orders was confirmed by an Apple representative who spoke to the folks at Apple Insider, stating that the phone will be available for purchase online, but there would not be a pre-order program. Unfortunately Apple did not deign to give a reason as to why there would be no such pre-order program which has been pretty much the case for previous iPhones, which is why many believe it could be due to supply constraints, and Apple not willing to make promises on deliveries they might not be able to make. What this means for would-be iPhone 5S customers is that you’d have to either order the device online and hope that it isn’t sold out, or you could stand in line at an Apple store on launch day.