iPhone 5 Gets Priced for the UK

Apple yesterday took the wraps off its hotly anticipated new iPhone, the iPhone 5. Last night, Everything Everywhere, parent company of T-Mobile, Orange, and EE, confirmed that both T-Mobile and Orange would be carrying the device from September 21. So, you know where you can get it and when you can get it, but how much will it cost?

 

Though full price details are not yet available, Apple's UK website has the starting price for the iPhone 5 listed online. As you may already be aware, pre-orders for the iPhone 5 are opening up tomorrow, September 14. When they do, you'll be paying from £529 for the phones. Obviously, this is the price for the unlocked phone and you could get it much cheaper if you're willing to enter into a contract with a carrier. If that's the case, subsidies will likely bring the price down to £199 or cheaper. Still, if you're looking for an unlocked iPhone, you'll be paying at least £529 for the privilege. Though Apple doesn't specify, we assume this £529 price tag is for the lowest capacity 16GB model. The company also has a 32GB and 64GB iPhone 5 that will cost significantly more.

Specswise, in case you missed the announcement earlier, the iPhone 5 features a 4-inch 326 ppi, 1136 x 640 resolution display, a new Apple A6 SoC, an 8MP camera, improved battery life, 4G LTE, FaceTime over mobile networks, and iOS 6.

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  • getting a phone on contract does not make it cheaper, the remainder of the price is just included in the monthly fee that ur stuck with for years, meaning you will eventually still be paying for an outdated phone which you could have otherwise sold earlier to get some of the money back before it loses most its value. yaaay for marketing and clueless consumers.
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  • No thanks I will stick with my GS3
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  • getting a phone on contract does not make it cheaper, the remainder of the price is just included in the monthly fee that ur stuck with for years, meaning you will eventually still be paying for an outdated phone which you could have otherwise sold earlier to get some of the money back before it loses most its value. yaaay for marketing and clueless consumers.
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  • "Everything Everywhere, parent company of T-Mobile"

    The parent company of T-Mobile is Germany's "Deutsche Telekom" (100%)

    "Everything Everywhere" is owned by Deutsche Telekom and France Télécom (50/50)
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