Sales of Apple's new iPhones began Friday, a day that's already arrived in some parts of the world.
That includes Australia, where the first iPhone sales began at 8 a.m. local time. Online sales kicked off hours before that, with new buyers of the 5S facing a 7- to 10-day ship time, and 5C buyers looking at 1 to 3 days.
The entry-level iPhone 5C comes in around $698 US dollars there, while Apple's charging $820 for the higher-end iPhone 5S (prices that include tax, and are for the unlocked model).
Both devices are going on sale in 11 countries this time around (up from 9 last year), and for the first time that includes China, where Apple has said it hopes to lure in first-time buyers. Apple then plans a staggered rollout to reach some 270 carriers in 100 countries by the end of the year. This first rollout includes Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the UK, and US. … Read more