The great iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c launch has officially begun. Australia has gone live already with online sales from the Apple Store and both models and all varieties are on sale to the public. That's the good news. The bad news is the shipping time; currently estimated at 7-10 business days.

The iPhone 5s begins at A$ 869.00 for the 16GB version, and all three colors are currently showing the same availability. For iPhone 5c customers, things are a little better, with shipping times of 1-3 business days on all colors and sizes. iPhone 5c pricing for Australian customers starts at A$ 739.00 for the 16GB version.

The official cases are also available to purchase, with a 1-2 week wait on the iPhone 5c colorful cases full of holes, and 1-3 days on the iPhone 5/5s leather cases. So, you can get a 5c without a case or a 5s case without a phone right now it seems!

Are you over in Australia, and have you already ordered your 5s or 5c? Which did you go for and why?

Source: Apple

Thanks Karen for the tip!