Preorders For The iPhone 5C Begin On Friday

09/13/2013 10:50 am ET
  • Alexis Kleinman Deputy Managing Editor Of Impact & Innovation, The Huffington Post
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On Friday, retailers began accepting preorders for the new iPhone 5C. It's just one more week until the new, cheaper model iPhone, unveiled by Apple on Tuesday, officially goes on sale.

You can preorder the 5C from Apple, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint. You can also preorder the iPhone 5C in person at your local Walmart for $10 less than other retailers. The phones have an expected delivery date of Sept. 20.

If you're willing to wait until Sept. 21, you can buy the iPhone 5C from Walmart while also taking advantage of its trade-in program. Walmart will buy your old smartphone from you (it doesn't have to be an iPhone) for between $50 and $300. That money will be applied to the purchase of your new iPhone. Apple also has a trade-in program, where you can sell back your old iPhone for a credit toward a new one.

The 5C will sell for $99. The phone is made of plastic and comes in five bright colors, as opposed to its more expensive cousin, the iPhone 5S, also shown off this month at an event in Cupertino, Calif. The iPhone 5S will be available for purchase on Sept. 20.

Of course, if you're not ready to commit to an iPhone 5C yet and want to get a hands-on look before you buy, you can just wait until it appears in stores on Sept. 20.

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