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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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  • RADIO_ACTIVE
    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is just included in the monthly fee that ur stuck with for years, meaning you will eventually still be paying for an outdated phone which you could have otherwise sold earlier to get some of the money back before it loses most its value.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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  • freggo
    "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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  • freggo
    Not that I care, but what happens at the end of the contract; will they 'unlock' your phone are are you still stuck with the same carrier ?
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  • blazorthon
    articleObviously, 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.
    It's not cheaper, it's a lot more expensive. You simply pay less up front and far more over the contract's duration.
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  • busuan
    The "I sell a product cheaper than he" game is too old and imo becomes false in the information era. The real game should have been (and actually has been for the past 5 yrs) "my product has more features for the same price than his". Indeed, $199 is much much more expensive than $99, and $849 is astronomical. However, none of us would hesitate to pay $15,000 for a good brand new car and never thinks for a second that $15,000 is 75x more expensive than the new phone. The key here is budget boundary awareness. For every family, there is the phone budget and the car budget. As long as the phone price does not cross the boundary of its conceived budget and the phone does provide more new features, people will happily pay for it, even $849 occasionally. And clearly, few would pay $9,000 for a phone because that has crossed the budget boundary.
    I would prefer Apple, Samsung and all others fix their prices of new phones at $200-$500 and compete for costumers with more and better features. And I am glad that seems to be the trend.
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  • the1kingbob
    I think the cheaper comments are true for tmobile( I do not know the others listed), but not true for sprint, at&t, and verizon. Last I checked they don't give a discount for buying a phone outright or charge more for a discounted phone. You pay the same if you sign the contract or not. So, yes cheaper on tmobile if you plan on using it until it dies no if your company doesn't charge different rates.
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  • blazorthon
    the1kingbobI think the cheaper comments are true for tmobile( I do not know the others listed), but not true for sprint, at&t, and verizon. Last I checked they don't give a discount for buying a phone outright or charge more for a discounted phone. You pay the same if you sign the contract or not. So, yes cheaper on tmobile if you plan on using it until it dies no if your company doesn't charge different rates.
    So you buy the phone yourself from somewhere else (places such as Best Buy often have phones for 20-50% less than buying directly from a carrier's store, just ignore what the employees say about almost everything) and then go to a carrier to get the service.
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  • acadia11
    I hate apple but they do make the best looking phone hands down. There stuff is a work of art.
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  • the1kingbob
    blazorthonSo you buy the phone yourself from somewhere else (places such as Best Buy often have phones for 20-50% less than buying directly from a carrier's store, just ignore what the employees say about almost everything) and then go to a carrier to get the service.
    I bought my phone from bestbuy and had them activate it. I still signed a contract with sprint in the process. I got the phone discounted because I signed a contract not because I went to bestbuy, I could have done the same a sprint store. So it really didn't matter either way where I bought it.

    I pay 100 bucks a month for two phones with unlimited internet. So, $100 for phones + contract = $100/month..... My other option was, $600 for phones w/no contract = $100/month. Sprint doesn't charge different amounts. They do however, charge for termination.
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