Our sister site Tech Digest has just revealed that Apple’s new iPhone 5, with the next-generation iOS, has been given a steep £529 price tag.
And that, presumably, is just for the entry level, unlocked 16GB model, with Apple expected to announce further pricing on the 14th of September, the day that pre-order sales open. In the US, the iPhone will cost (at what we believe to be carrier subsidised prices) $199 for the 16GB version, $299 for 32GB and $399 for 64GB. While UK contract prices are likewise expected to be significantly cheaper than £529, it again seems that UK iPhone buyers will be paying a premium over their American cousins.
A number of UK networks have also revealed that they will be carrying the handset.
EE (formally Everything Everywhere) told Tech Digest that they “will launch an exclusive 4G LTE version of the new iPhone when the EE customer brand launches in the coming weeks, giving customers five times faster network speeds than on 3G.”
Orange and T-Mobile, now under the EE umbrella, will also carry the handset on standard 3G networks.
Vodafone, Three and O2 have all also announced that they will carry the new iPhone, meaning that every UK network will offer the new smartphone in some shape or form.[Via Tech Digest]
By Becca Caddy | September 12th, 2012