The Apple iPhone 5 has finally been unveiled after months of anticipation. Apple introduced the world to its latest smartphone in San Francisco, California, and has also released details regarding its pricing in the UK. For £529 you will be able to get your hands on the basic 16 GB model, with 32 GB (£599) and 64 GB (£699) versions also available.
As is usually the case of any smartphone release, there will be several people who find this to be rather expensive. However, the handset will no doubt prove to be another bestseller for Apple. The release of the new iPhone version has caused the prices of previous models to drop, making this the perfect time to get your hands on the iPhone 4 or 4S model.
The iPhone 4S, Apple’s flagship 2011 smartphone will now be priced at £499 for the 16 GB version. This is £50 cheaper than before. The iPhone 4 has been subjected to an even bigger reduction of £110 for the 8GB model, which is the same price that Apple was previously charging for the iPhone 3GS.
The iPhone 3GS model will now retire from the manufacturer’s smartphone line up, and the iPhone 4 will replace it as the budget handset of the range. Even so, it still has an impressive spec list which is easily capable of competing with the majority mid-range Android smartphones of a similar price.
Of course, you do not have to pay the aforementioned prices of these handsets if you choose to take up a pay monthly contract with selected UK networks. As with previous iPhone models, many of these will offer the iPhone 5 for a heavily discounted price or even free, as it is subsidised as part of the monthly payment.
One of the first networks to confirm that it will be carrying the iPhone 5 is Everything Everywhere. This is the company that operates T-Mobile and Orange, and provides the UK with its first 4G network. Three has also confirmed that it will offer the iPhone 5, and we’re still awaiting announcements from other networks regarding the device.