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
- Hong Kong
- Puerto Rico
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A plastic, one year old smartphone at that price isn't "more then decent for his category", is a theft.
It allso means that 5C is guite expensive, from my very narrow point of view, allso in USA...
£90 difference, for much worse specks than 5S, yeap real bargain, have to be...
The UK price includes VAT @ 20%. The US price is the price before tax. This is the case with all price comparisons between the UK and the US.
So the UK price before VAT is added is around £457, which at 1.5 dollars to the pound is around $685. This is about 6% more than our US cousins. Hardly a massive difference.