Network provider O2 has confirmed that it will be have iPhone 5S stock available in store during tomorrow’s eagerly awaited iPhone 5S release date.
With the iPhone 5S set to be officially launched tomorrow, September 20, alongside the iPhone 5C, it has been widely suggested that the new flagship phone will be in short supply, with O2’s latest announcement seemingly confirming a lack of day one iPhone 5S availability.
Taking to Twitter to make the announcement, a message on the official O2 account stated: “Nearly #O2iPhone Friday! Get 5c instore & order 5s online & on phone. No 5s in stores but they'll order for you and say when it's in.”
Eager consumers have been left wanting with the iPhone 5S so far with Apple not allowing pre-orders for the phone, despite iPhone 5C pre-orders having been open for a week. O2 has offered no details on when it expects iPhone 5S orders to be made available.
Earlier this week it was suggested that iPhone 5S stock will be “grotesquely unavailable,” with Apple yet to formally acknowledge what availability will be like for the iPhone 5 replacement.
The iPhone 5S was officially unveiled last week with the new Samsung Galaxy S4 rival lining up as the first smartphone with a 64-bit processor. Further bolstering the iPhone 5S spec alongside the A7 CPU is a 4-inch Retina display, the new iOS 7 and a revised 8-megapixel camera.
The phone’s other key talking point is the iPhone 5S Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Built into the phone’s home button, the biometric security measure allows for fingerprint locking and passcode-free purchases.
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