The Apple iPhone 5 has been eagerly anticipated for many months now, and has finally been unveiled this week. Details of its pricing were also announced, and you can expect to pay around £529 for 16 GB model in the UK. Prices increased along with internal storage, with 32 and 64 GB variants also available.
If it goes without saying that the majority of potential consumers will find this rather expensive, so many people will choose to sign up to a pay monthly contract, meaning they will not have to pay the full price of the phone up front. Today, a number of major UK networks began taking pre-orders for the iPhone 5 and announced the details of the iPhone 5 deals ready for when the phone is officially launched on the 21st of September.
Several networks will be carrying the device including Vodafone, T-Mobile, Orange, Three and O2. It is likely that a high proportion of people will choose to sign up with either T-Mobile or Orange. This is because both networks are operated by a company called Everything Everywhere, which is soon to roll out the United Kingdom’s first 4G network. Because the iPhone 5 is compatible with 4G connectivity, users will experience significantly faster web browsing speeds than they will currently be used to with current mobile phones.
A wide range of iPhone 5 deals are available. You will find tariffs which come with varying monthly allowances of calls texts and data at a range of different monthly costs. Like most other smartphones contracts, you will have to pay more each month if you want to get your hands on phone for free. However, if you are willing to contribute a percentage of the phones worth upfront, you will generally find that the monthly payments will be lower.
As with most previous iPhone releases, the iPhone 5 is set to be a record breaking smartphone for the California based manufacturer.