Apple's iPhone 5S to Start at £549 in United Kingdom

Apple on Tuesday revealed that the iPhone 5S and 5C would be available in the United Kingdom from launch day. Unfortunately, it look a little bit longer for Cupertino to circulate international pricing. However, we now know just how much the iPhone 5S and 5C are going to cost come September 20.

Apple's UK website lists the iPhone 5S as costing £549 for the 16 GB and £629 for the 32 GB. The highest end 64 GB model will set you back £709. Meanwhile, those of you interested in Apple's lower-end (though not that much affordable) iPhone 5C will have to shell out £469 for the 16 GB or £549 for the 32 GB.

 

As far as specs are concerned, the iPhone 5C is more than decent for its category. The iPhone 5C will run on Apple's A6 SoC and features a 4-inch retina display, integrated touch, full sRGB, an 8-megapixel iSight camera, a new Facetime HD camera with improved low-light functionality, dual-band WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, more LTE bands than any other phone, and is available in pink, yellow, green, blue and white. The iPhone 5S packs Apple's new A7 SoC and is the world's first 64-bit phone. It also features fingerprint authentication in the form of Touch ID, as well as an improved camera.

Countries getting the iPhone 5S and 5C on launch day are:

  • United States
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Puerto Rico
  • Singapore
  • UK

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  • wopr11
    Glad we now know the UK pricing - now I'm taking a flight to the UK to go buy me one. Wonder how much it will sell for in Somalia, maybe flying over there would be cheaper. I'm also wondering about the price for the 5C in North Korea - perhaps buying it over there would be a much better option.
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  • drapacioli
    Isn't a 549 GBP like $850? Why is it so much more expensive in the UK than the US? The US non-contract version is $649, that's a difference of $200 or the price of most new subsidized phones!
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  • Marco Washa
    There's some problems in apple. Are they kidding us with 5c?
    A plastic, one year old smartphone at that price isn't "more then decent for his category", is a theft.
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