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.
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.