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An unlocked iPhone 5s may not support LTE networks in all countries; contact service providers for details.
iPhone 5s at a glance.
Touch ID. A new fingerprint
Put your finger on the Home button, and just like that your iPhone unlocks. Your fingerprint can also approve purchases from iTunes or the App Store.
A7 and M7 chips.
The 64-bit A7 chip delivers fast CPU and graphics performance. And the M7 motion coprocessor handles specific tasks to make iPhone 5s power efficient.
8-megapixel iSight camera.
A large sensor and wide ƒ/2.2 aperture. True Tone flash. Burst mode and slo-mo video. The 8-megapixel iSight camera makes it easy to get a great shot.
Fast 4G LTE wireless.
iPhone 5s supports fast 4G LTE bands around the world.
iOS 8. The biggest iOS release ever.
iOS 8 has incredible new capabilities that will change the way you send messages, share photos, keep track of your health and more.
What’s in the box
- iPhone 5s with iOS 7 or later
- Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic
- Lightning to USB Cable
- 5W USB Power Adapter
Learn more about features, design, built-in apps and iOS 8 on iPhone 5s.
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What’s the difference in storage sizes?
iPhone 5s comes in two storage sizes: 16GB and 32GB. The term ‘GB’ stands for gigabytes. The more gigabytes you have, the more content you can store on your iPhone, such as apps, games, photos, HD videos, music and films. For example, if you have a large music or photo library or lots of apps, it’s a good idea to consider an iPhone with a larger storage capacity. If you rarely download apps or you don’t take many photos or videos, an iPhone with a smaller capacity may be better for you. When deciding which size to choose, be sure to consider how your storage needs may change over time.
About the unlocked iPhone.
The unlocked iPhone includes all the features of iPhone but without a wireless contract commitment. You can activate and use iPhone on the supported GSM wireless network of your choice. The unlocked iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s will not work with CDMA-based carriers. An unlocked iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s may not support 4G LTE networks in all other countries; contact service providers for details.
If you don’t want a multi-year service contract, or if you prefer to use a local carrier when travelling abroad, the unlocked iPhone is the best choice. It does not come with a nano-SIM card, so you’ll need to get one from any supported GSM carrier worldwide. To start using it, simply insert an activated SIM card from a compatible network. Then turn on your iPhone and follow the onscreen instructions to set it up.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the iPhone work with any SIM card or carrier worldwide?
iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c work with nano-SIM cards from compatible carriers. iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c work on many LTE networks around the world; contact service providers for details.
Do I need an iPhone-specific service plan?
Yes, you do. When you buy iPhone from the Apple Online Store, it is sold unlocked. You can contact a carrier directly to learn about the tariffs available for iPhone.
Where can I get a nano-SIM card?
You can get a nano-SIM card from any carrier offering iPhone plans.
Do I need to commit to a long-term contract for my iPhone?
Buying a SIM-free iPhone from the Apple Online Store allows you to choose your own carrier and change carriers at any time. iPhone may also be available at a lower price with a contract directly from your wireless carrier.
Can I use the SIM card in my iPhone with my iPad?
No. iPhone SIM cards are not interchangeable with the SIM card in your iPad.
Will all iPhone features work with my network?
The majority of features will work with your network. Certain features such as Visual Voicemail require carrier support and may not function on your carrier’s network. Contact your carrier for more details or read the wireless carrier support and features article for more information.
Why does the price of the iPhone from the Apple Online Store differ from its price from a carrier?
Carriers typically sell the iPhone with a contract that subsidises the initial purchase price of the phone. By purchasing your iPhone without a contract, you can use any SIM card from a compatible carrier, including your current one.
Can I use my iPhone outside my home country?
Yes. iPhone is enabled to work on networks using GSM around the world. Because the iPhone sold by the Apple Online Store is unlocked, you can purchase a SIM card and service from a local carrier at your destination. Or check with your home carrier regarding international roaming charges.
If I buy an iPhone from this Apple Online Store, can I ship it to another country?
No. Orders placed through this Apple Online Store can be shipped only within the country of purchase. You can also shop for friends and family in countries where the iPhone is sold. Just visit the local store of the country where you want your products delivered. Or for fast, easy ordering and expert advice, just call an Apple Online Store Specialist on 0800-692-7753
|Weight and Dimensions2||
Height: 123.8 mm (4.87 inches)
Width: 58.6 mm (2.31 inches)
Depth: 7.6 mm (0.30 inches)
Weight: 112 grams (3.95 ounces)
|Mobile and Wireless||
|Touch ID||Fingerprint identity sensor built into the Home button|
|External Buttons and Connectors||
External Buttons and Controls
Connectors and Input/Output
|Power and Battery5||
|TV and Video||
|Mail Attachment Support||
Viewable Document Types
.jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel); .zip; .ics
|Free Apps from Apple6||
Find My iPhone
Find My Friends
English (Australia, Canada, UK, U.S.), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional, Traditional Hong Kong), French (Canada, France), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish (Mexico, Spain), Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, VietnameseQuickType keyboard support
English (Australia, Canada, India, UK, U.S.), Chinese - Simplified (Handwriting, Pinyin, Stroke), Chinese - Traditional (Cangjie, Handwriting, Pinyin, Stroke, Sucheng, Zhuyin), French (Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese (Kana, Romaji), Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cherokee, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Emoji, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, Flemish, Greek, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Marathi, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic, Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, VietnameseQuickType keyboard support with predictive input8
English (Australia, Canada, India, UK, U.S.), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), French (Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), ThaiSiri languages
English (Australia, Canada, UK, US), Spanish (Mexico, Spain, US), French (Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Germany, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Mainland China, Taiwan), Cantonese (Hong Kong)Dictation languages
English (Australia, Canada, UK, U.S.), Spanish (Mexico, Spain, U.S.), French (Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Germany, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Mainland China, Taiwan), Cantonese (Hong Kong), Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovakian, Swedish, Turkish, Thai, Ukrainian, VietnameseDefinition dictionary support
English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Thai, TurkishBilingual dictionary support
Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, SpanishSpell check
English (Australia, Canada, UK, U.S.), French, German, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Russian, Swedish, Turkish
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Lightning to 30-pin Adapter
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- *To identify your iPhone model number, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3939. For details on LTE support, contact your carrier and see www.apple.com/iphone/LTE.
- 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
- Size and weight vary by configuration and manufacturing process.
- FaceTime calling requires a FaceTime-enabled device for the caller and recipient and a Wi-Fi connection. Availability over a mobile network depends on carrier policies; data charges may apply.
- 4G LTE and Wi-Fi calling are available in selected markets and through selected carriers. Speeds are based on theoretical throughput and vary based on site conditions. For details on 4G LTE support, contact your carrier and see www.apple.com/iphone/LTE.
- All battery claims depend on network configuration and many other factors; actual results will vary. Battery has limited recharge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced by an Apple service provider. Battery life and charge cycles vary by use and settings. See www.apple.com/nz/batteries and www.apple.com/nz/iphone/battery.html for more information.
- iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers and Keynote are free on the App Store for qualifying iOS 8–compatible devices with initial activation on or after 1 September 2013. See www.apple.com/ios/whats-new for iOS 8–compatible devices. Downloading apps requires an Apple ID.
- Wireless broadband recommended; fees may apply.
- Customised suggestions based on recipient and app are not available for Chinese (Simplified, Traditional) and Japanese.
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Application and service availability and pricing are subject to change.