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iPhone 5 pre-orders start, Vodafone and Three confirm pricing

iPhone 5 pre-orders start, Vodafone and Three confirm pricing

The iPhone 5 is up for pre-order today, with Three and Vodafone among the first carriers to announce price points for the Apple’s wonderkit.

Three is offering the sixth-generation iPhone for £34 per month over two years, plus an upfront fee of £79, on the Ultimate Internet 500 plan. That gets you 500 any-network minutes, 5,000 texts per month and all-you-can-eat data.

Pick it up on the network’s 24-month One Plan, which is aimed at heavier users, and you’ll pay £36 per month and the same £79 charge. However, allowances on this tariff are 2,000 any-network minutes, 5,000 texts and 5,000 Three-to-Three minutes each month, along with unfettered mobile internet use.

Vodafone’s contracts start at £33 per month with a £149 fee. Perhaps the pick of its deals, though, is £37 per month for two years - and £99 to cover the cost of the phone - for unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB of data each and every month.

Pre-ordered handsets will be despatched on a first-come, first-served basis from September 21st, which, of course, is the official street date named by Apple at the phone's launch. That goes for both networks, natch.

Unveiled earlier this week, the iPhone 5 improves on its predecessor with a larger, four-inch screen, more processing brawn and 4G support.

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