Select an iPhone 5s
Buy an iPhone for college or university by 9 Sept. and get a £30 Apple Store Gift Card.* Buy an iPhone for college or university by 9 Sept. and get a £30 Apple Store Gift Card.*
An unlocked iPhone 5s may not support LTE networks in all countries; contact service providers for details.
Step 3 Add an optional Pay as you go starter pack
Your Pay as you go starter pack will arrive ready to use with your unlocked iPhone. It includes a SIM pre-loaded with call minutes or credit, texts and data. Learn more about Pay as you go for iPhone
iPhone 5s at a glance.
With iPhone 5s, Apple designers and engineers found ways to add even more features while preserving the thin, light design. These features aren’t just what’s technologically possible, but what’s technologically useful.
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.
All-new A7 and M7 chips.
The new 64-bit A7 chip delivers up to 2x faster CPU and graphics performance.2 And the new M7 motion coprocessor handles specific tasks to make iPhone 5s even more power efficient.
New iSight camera.
A 15 per cent larger sensor. Wider ƒ/2.2 aperture.2 True Tone flash. Burst mode and slo-mo video. The new 8-megapixel iSight camera packs in so much great technology, it’s even easier to get a great shot.
iPhone 5s supports more networks than ever before. So now iPhone users can experience fast download speeds in even more places around the world.
iOS 7. Designed to complement iPhone 5s beautifully.
iOS 7 takes full advantage of the advanced technologies built into iPhone — including the 64-bit A7 chip and Touch ID. And it introduces great new features like smarter multitasking, AirDrop and Control Centre.
What’s in the box
- iPhone 5s with iOS 7
- Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic
- Lightning to USB Cable
- 5W USB Power Adapter
Every iPhone includes 90 days of free telephone technical support and a one-year limited warranty.
Learn more about features, design, built-in apps and iOS 7 on iPhone 5s.
Visit the iPhone 5s site
Choose the iPhone that's right for you.
16GB, 32GB or 64GB Storage?
iPhone 5s comes in three storage sizes: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. The term “GB” stands for gigabytes. The more gigabytes you have, the more content you can store on your iPhone — apps, games, photos, HD videos, music, films and more. For example, if you have a large music or photo library or you frequently download HD films, it’s a good idea to consider an iPhone with a larger storage capacity. If you have a relatively small music or photo library or rarely make or buy films, an iPhone with a smaller capacity may be better for you. Of course, over time you will accumulate many things on your iPhone, so you’ll want to think about how your storage needs may evolve.
About the unlocked iPhone
Unlocked iPhone isn't tied to one network, so you have the freedom to choose any supported GSM network worldwide. Buy unlocked iPhone at the Apple Online Store, then find a SIM-only plan for iPhone. Or contact your existing carrier to continue with your current plan.
About Pay as you go.
If you don’t want a service plan, you can add a Pay as you go starter pack from one of the available carriers at the Apple Online Store. With Pay as you go, your iPhone arrives ready to use with a compatible SIM and no credit check is needed. You just pay online for what you use and you can change networks at any time. Pay as you go is a good option if you prefer to use a local network when travelling abroad.
What kind of SIM card do I need?
Whether you are starting a new service contract, using your existing one or choosing Pay as you go, you need a compatible SIM. For iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s you need a nano-SIM card. For iPhone 4s you need a micro-SIM card. Contact your carrier for details.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the iPhone work with any SIM card or carrier worldwide?
iPhone 4s works with micro-SIM cards, and iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s work with nano-SIM cards from compatible carriers. iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s work on many LTE networks around the world; contact service providers for details.
Where can I get a micro-SIM or nano-SIM card?
If you choose Pay as you go when you buy a new iPhone from the Apple Online Store, it will arrive with a micro-SIM or nano-SIM pre-loaded with call minutes, texts and data. Or you can get a micro-SIM or nano-SIM card from any carrier offering iPhone plans.
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.
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.
Do iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s accessories work with iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s?
iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s use the Lightning connector, which is different from the 30-pin connector on iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s. You can purchase a Lightning to 30-pin Adapter for use with Made for iPhone accessories, except those requiring video output. Visit the iPhone Accessories section of the Apple Online Store to find out more about accessory compatibility with different iPhone models.
Do cases made for iPhone 5 also work with iPhone 5s?
While iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s have the same shape and size, the camera and LED flash are different. So cases made for iPhone 5 may affect the camera operation on iPhone 5s, and vice versa. When shopping for cases, you should choose one specifically made for the iPhone model you own.
Does the iPhone support tethering?
Yes. You can share the fast connection on your iPhone with your Mac or PC, and connect to the Internet from just about anywhere — no Wi-Fi required. Contact your carrier for details.
Can I use the SIM card in my iPhone 4s, iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s with my iPad?
No. Your iPhone 4s, iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s SIM card is 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 048 0408.
|Weight and Dimensions3||
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)
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|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
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Lightning to 30-pin Adapter
Connect your current accessories to iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5 using this adapter. Buy now (Lightning to 30-pin Adapter)
- *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.
- Compared with iPhone 5.
- 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.
- 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/uk/batteries and www.apple.com/uk/iphone/battery.html for more information.
- iPhoto, iMovie, Keynote, Pages, and Numbers are free on the App Store for qualifying iOS 7 compatible devices activated after September 1, 2013. See www.apple.com/uk/ios/whats-new for iOS 7 compatible devices. Downloading apps requires an Apple ID.
- Wireless broadband recommended; fees may apply.
Some features may not be available in all countries or all areas. Click here to see complete list.
Application and service availability and pricing are subject to change.
*Buy a qualifying Mac and receive a £60 Apple Store Gift Card, or buy a qualifying iPad or iPhone and receive a £30 Apple Store Gift Card. The Mac, iPad or iPhone must be purchased from Apple directly, either at the UK Apple Online Store for Education Individuals, at a UK Apple Retail Store, or by calling 0800 048 0408 between 1 July 2014 and 9 September 2014. Purchaser must be eligible for Apple Education Individual Pricing; education pricing is not available for iPhone. Quantity limits may apply. The Apple Store Gift Card may be used at the UK Apple Online Store, at a UK Apple Retail Store or over the phone by calling 0800 048 0408. If the Mac, iPhone or iPad is returned, your refund may be reduced by the full amount of the Apple Store Gift Card. Terms and conditions apply.
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