The iPhone 5 is going on sale in nine days' time and will be priced in line with the current-gen model at launch, Apple has confirmed.
Unveiled today, the sixth-generation iPhone will land in UK stores on September 21st. Pre-orders will start on September 14th, to be despatched on the 21st.
In keeping with pre-release conjecture, the entry level 16GB, the mid-range 32GB and the top-end 64GB models will be priced at $199, $299 and $399 respectively when bought on a two-year contract.
Most UK carriers are expected to announce price points for the handset in days to come.
EE, aka the recently renamed Orange and T-Mobile umbrella brand Everything Everywhere, was confirmed among the UK carriers at the launch. At present, it is the sole network capable of delivering the 4G mobile internet speeds to take advantage of the iPhone 5’s next-generation LTE network connectivity.
As well as a new aluminium and glass construction and taller form factor, the new smartphone features a larger, four-inch screen, a revamped version of the iOS operating system and an improved eight-megapixel camera.
A longer-life battery is also on board, as is a more powerful A6 quad-core processor.