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How much will the iPhone 5 cost?

Does the new iPhone usually start off more expensive??

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Jun. 6, 2011 at 12:59

Here in Ireland the iPhone 4 is the exact same price that it launched with. The 3G S only recently saw a small price drop.
Now, since the launch of the iPhone 4 a LOT has happened.
Vodafone Ireland would sell me a Galaxy S 2 and a wildfire S for tne price of an iPhone 4 16GB...
I don't think Apple can continue their high pricing forever. But then again....

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 6, 2011 at 12:59

Here in Ireland the iPhone 4 is the exact same price that it launched with. The 3G S only recently saw a small price drop.
Now, since the launch of the iPhone 4 a LOT has happened.
Vodafone Ireland would sell me a Galaxy S 2 and a wildfire S for tne price of an iPhone 4 16GB...
I don't think Apple can continue their high pricing forever. But then again....

CTPAHHIK  Jun. 6, 2011 at 13:04

Arm and a leg one month after release.

If you want to be one of the earlier adopters please add one of your nuts. (_;)

Should you go with contract from one of the providers it will not cost you any body parts, but it's strongly recommended to keep your butt waxed and lubricated for 24 month period. :p

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 6, 2011 at 13:06

:))

mrew42  Jun. 6, 2011 at 13:39

If you have to ask, YOU CAN'T AFFORD IT. :)

In short, too much but if you're an apple fanboi, it's worth a nut and the lubricated butt* plus whatever your master Jobs wants of you :)

*TM CTPAHHIK

M4RKM  Jun. 6, 2011 at 13:44

As a premium handset, it will hold a premium price. Other handsets may have the same kind of featureset, however, touch and feel and build quality are just not up to par with Apple handsets IMO.

Regardless of that, off contract you will still be paying £500 / £600 a handset, and that price hasn't really shifted, even contract deals, the prices are virtually the same, bar in the UK VAT differences since launch and now.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 6, 2011 at 13:45

mrew42, you jus' iButt-envious :p

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 6, 2011 at 13:48

On a more serious note - lets face it, we can all joke about the price and the 'missing' features, but neither the price nor the features are a secret. And you can get a LOT more money for a used iPhong than for anything else, and in a way, I think, deservedly so.
If in a year you can get 50% for that used Arc or Galaxy S2, I'll eat Lewis Curdie's Desire HD.

M4RKM  Jun. 6, 2011 at 14:37

JanSt has hit the nail on the head here... According to one of the many mobile recycling sites, the iPhone 4 32GB is still worth £324 cash, and the brand new galaxy S II is only worth £144.

So, for me, as an iPhone 4 owner, I can get a brand new iPhone whatever it is, for £300 less than retail price off contract. Or, can sell my 4, sign up to a 12 month contract and get the phone for virtually free... woohoo!


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elle1  Jun. 7, 2011 at 14:33

<3 I Carn't Wait Till Theese Phones Come Out I Dont Care How Much They Are I Really Want Onee. :)

harryarmleg  Jun. 7, 2011 at 14:36

(: Does AnyOne Know How Much The Iphone 5's Are And Apparentley They Are Made Of Glass If They Are Thats A Bit Daft Because They Could Smash As Soon As U Dropped It! Many Thanks. Harry Arm And Leg. :)

info76  Aug. 5, 2011 at 01:48

Don't kid yourself there will never be a "virtually free" iPhone, lets be honest they are expensive and to date have been brilliant except at doing the first task they are supposed to do, making calls! The extra monthly payment from £10 a month for a sim only to £45 or £50 for a "free" handset means that the definition of "free" is around £600.

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