Apple iPhone 5: UK prices revealed

Apple iPhone 5: UK prices revealed

Summary: Apple's latest iPhone retails from £529 for the handset only, while various operators have unveiled 24-month packages that add up to more than £1,000 over the life of the contract

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The iPhone 5 will sell for £529 in the UK for the 16GB version, Apple has revealed, as operators began announcing contract deals for the smartphone on Friday.

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UK operators have begun announcing price plans for the iPhone 5. Image: James Martin/CNET News

The latest version of the iPhone, which features a larger, 4-inch screen and 4G LTE support, is available for pre-order now, with the official launch on 21 September. The 32GB SIM-only handset costs £599 from Apple, while the 64GB device costs £699.

Vodafone is offering the 16GB iPhone 5 on a 24-month contract from £33 a month, with a one-off charge of £149. The 64GB version starts at the same price per month, with a £329 fee for the handset — a total cost of £1,121 over the course of the contract.

The iPhone 5 is available on 24-month contract from Three starting at £34 a month for the 16GB handset, plus a £79 one-off charge. For the 64GB handset, the monthly charge starts at £40, with a one-off fee of £109.

Orange and T-Mobile have the 16GB iPhone 5 from £36 a month, with an initial handset cost of £109.

The iPhone 5 will also be available on Everything Everywhere's forthcoming 4G network, although pricing has yet to be confirmed. According to EE, people on a T-Mobile or Orange plan will be able to switch to a 4G contract when the network launches.

O2 has yet to announce pricing plans for the iPhone 5.

Topics: iPhone, Apple, Mobility, Smartphones

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      • Both are great devices..

        .. and while I'm an all-out Android user, even I understand that it's the controlled and uniform experience and the ecosystem that makes these Apple products great to use for most. They do take it slow by introducing features slowly year after year which turns me (and many others off) but since they ensure these work well together with the whole OS, it's a good decision in that respect.
        addicted2088
  • want the best of both worlds?

    ..want to have your cake and eat it to? I'm getting a Windows 8 Phone
    Xenon8
    • Re: I'm getting a Windows 8 Phone

      What are you doing in the meantime?
      ldo17
  • Apple Mainly Sells Where Subsidies Are High

    I think hardly anybody buys an Iphone outright. That’s why Apple’s most successful market is the US, where essentially nobody buys a phone outright—an option which is quite common just about everywhere else in the world.
    ldo17