After months of speculation and rumours, Apple has finally unveiled its latest iPhone, the iPhone 5. As well as introducing the phone at last night’s event, Apple also released details of its pricing. In the United Kingdom, the basic 16 GB model will set you back £529, whereas the 32GB and 64GB models will cost of £599 and £699 respectively.
Obviously, the price of this phone will be out of reach for many people, but this is unlikely to affect sales significantly. Because a new iPhone is now available, Apple has reduce the prices of its predecessors, the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. This means that now is the perfect time to get your hands on these models, which still offer impressive features.
Last year, Apple released the iPhone 4S. Now that the iPhone 5 has been released, this has been reduced by £50, so now costs £499 pounds for 16 GB model. The iPhone 4 has seen an even bigger reduction of £110 for the 8 GB model, so it will match the price that the 3GS was previously being sold for at £319.
As a result of a new iPhone hitting stores, Apple has decided to cease production of the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 4 will take its place as the budget handset and the iPhone range, as it still has the features to rival many mid-range Android smartphones at a similar price point.
The aforementioned prices of course refer to the SIM free models. Of course, many people will choose to sign up to a pay monthly contract which will allow them to get the phone for an even bigger discount or even free.
Three and Everything Everywhere (the company which operates Orange and T-Mobile) are among the first networks to confirm that they will be carrying the iPhone 5. It is expected that other UK networks will shortly announce their position regarding the iPhone 5.