Well, it’s the morning after the night before, and all anyone is talking about – from Cupertino fanboys to sworn Apple haters – is the iPhone 4S announcement.
And, as expected, the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 aren’t going anywhere any time soon. They’ll receive a cheeky price cut and go head to head with the cheap(er) Android range.
One of the key phrases we kept hearing last night was “$99 iPhone 4”. If that sounds too good to be true, that’s because it is. Yes, you can grab an iPhone 4 in the States for $99, but that’s the up-front cost when taking out a new contract.
Over here, you can now grab a SIM free 8GB iPhone 4 for £429. Previously it was only available in 16GB or 32GB. Is it just me, or is £429 still pretty steep? The iPhone 4S will start at £499. Hmm.
If you fancy going old school, you can pick up a SIM free 8GB iPhone 3GS for £319. That’s still twice – or even thrice – the price of some of the more popular budget Android handsets.
So, we ain’t much closer to a “budget” iPhone after all. Is that any great surprise? No. No it is not.