Yes, the iPhones, in two flavors. Announced by Apple in a press event last September 10, the Touch ID-toting iPhone 5s and the colorfully-plastic iPhone 5c are both locally available now, officially launched last November 15 by Smart and Globe (in scaled down events due to the Yolanda/Haiyan typhoon aftermath and relief efforts), and this time around, along with Apple Premium Resellers such as Beyond The Box and Power Mac Center, both offering factory unlocked units.
The gold version of the iPhone 5s is proving to be the best seller, with stocks running out the day of launch, while its slightly affordable but equally capable plastic counterpart iPhone 5c have enough supplies for those who fancy the bright color range. Both telcos have enticing postpaid plans on offer (as low as PHP 1,499 per month for the iPhone 5c 16GB), with Globe introducing its unique iPhone Forever program that gives you the option of upgrading to a new iPhone every year. Of course if you don’t want to get tied to a contract, your best bet is to go to your favorite Apple Premium Reseller where you can get an iPhone 5s or 5c that’s factory unlocked, who knows, you might get a surprise discount and freebies.
We’ll be taking for a phoneography spin this iPhone 5s 64GB Space Grey (pictured above) soon, after which we’ll post a review, stay tuned.