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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 fingerprint identity sensor.
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 more 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.
The mobile experience, taken even further.
iOS 9 is full of enhancements you’ll appreciate every day. The more you do with iOS 9, the more you’ll wonder how you ever did without it.
What’s in the box
- iPhone 5s with iOS 9
- 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 buying iPhone 5s
16GB or 32GB storage?
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
Unlocked iPhone isn't tied to one network, so you have the freedom to choose any supported GSM network worldwide. Buy unlocked iPhone at apple.com, 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 apple.com. 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 5s you need a nano-SIM card. Contact your carrier for details.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the iPhone work with any SIM card or carrier worldwide?
iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone 5s work with nano-SIM cards from compatible carriers. iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone 5s work on many 4G 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 apple.com, 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 apple.com 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 apple.com differ from its price from a carrier?
Carriers typically sell 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 apple.com 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 apple.com, can I ship it to another country?
No. Orders placed through apple.com 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 Store Specialist on 0800 048 0408
|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, US), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), French (Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish (Mexico, Spain), Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Thai, TurkishDictation languages
English (Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, UK, US), Spanish (Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Spain, US), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Mainland China, Taiwan), Cantonese (Hong Kong), Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovakian, Swedish, Turkish, Thai, Ukrainian, VietnameseSiri languages
English (Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, US), Spanish (Mexico, Spain, US), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Mainland China, Taiwan), Cantonese (Hong Kong), Swedish (Sweden), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), Norwegian (Norway), Russian (Russia), Turkish (Turkey), Thai (Thailand), Portuguese (Brazil)Definition dictionary support
English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Swedish, Thai, TurkishBilingual dictionary support
Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Japanese, Korean, SpanishSpell check
English (Australia, Canada, UK, U.S.), French, German, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Russian, Swedish, Turkish
Find all the latest accessories to get even more out of your iPhone. Buy now (iPhone Accessories)
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.
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- 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/uk/batteries and www.apple.com/uk/iphone/battery.html for more information.
- iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers and Keynote are free on the App Store for qualifying iOS 9–compatible devices with initial activation on or after 1 September 2013. See www.apple.com/uk/ios/whats-new for iOS 9–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), Japanese, Korean and Thai.
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.