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Apple iPhone 5: UK prices revealed

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

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.