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No-contract pricing for the Apple iPhone 4S is revealed - starts at $649

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No-contract pricing for the Apple iPhone 4S is revealed - starts at $649
By now, we’re all probably comfortable at paying a cool $199 to pick up the 16GB iPhone 4S when it’s released, however, information regarding its no-contract or outright pricing wasn’t disclosed during Apple’s shindig today.

Instead, we’re finding out the specifics thanks to Apple Canada, which also potentially provides us some insights in terms of the possible pricing we’ll see with unlocked units. From the looks of it all, you’ll need to plop a cool $649 to pick up the 16GB version without having to sign a lengthy contract. Unfortunately, there’s no mention to what the pricing will be with the 32GB and 64 GB variants, but as we know, it’s generally a $100 difference between all capacities. With that knowledge in hand, the 32GB one will be set at $749, while the 64GB will carry a staggering $849 cost.

No-contract pricing for the Apple iPhone 4S is revealed - starts at $649
Additionally, it might also be possible that this will be the pricing we’ll see with unlocked versions of the iPhone 4S – albeit, there’s a potential that prices just might creep up just a tiny bit. Therefore, if you’re not down with signing contracts, just bear in mind how much you’ll need to save right now before release day.

source: Apple Canada via Unwired View

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posted on 04 Oct 2011, 20:48 3

1. Zoenphlux (Posts: 45; Member since: 05 Sep 2011)


850 for a 64gb supercharged near 2 yr old phone.....?? In classic cars thats cool stuff, but in tech. Thats like super charging and then inflating a moped. Why? If Icloud is so great why do they offer so much internal storage?

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 20:49 3

2. Zoenphlux (Posts: 45; Member since: 05 Sep 2011)


Even 400 on contract....someone thinks their crap doesn't stink.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 20:49 2

3. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 409; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


You gotta be kidding...$649 for a year and a half old phone with siri voice recognition...no lte for another year...still running on 3g...but people who buy it will swear its a 4g phone.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 20:57 2

4. jbird4747 (unregistered)


i wouldnt buy any of those phones but can someone explain how its more money that an ipad2 i just dont get it.....because it has a phone????? f$#k off!!!

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 21:07 1

5. ntm (unregistered)


not to mention Galaxy Tab 10.1 they sued in Australia has video chat/phone enabled.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 21:26

6. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)


Thought the last "all in one post" was gonna be enough.

Don't forget to mention pricing in your PA review. And delays. And rumors. And no camara button. Just like your Bionic & SGSII reviews.

PA is becoming an ijoke.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 21:28 1

7. Mube1 (Posts: 153; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Another treat for iphone fans maintain their high pricing profile.

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 23:53

8. belovedson (Posts: 830; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


im just curious but why wouldn't apple release a low cost option to compete against the mid tiered android phones. i have a feeling many people will get the 4s and be happy with it. 2 months later the latest and greatest android phones will turn some of them jealous.

the pricing doesn't make any sense either. the flash drives are getting cheaper. the screen is definitely cheaper, the shell is cheaper, the camera in the chipset doesn't cost much, the cpu is cheaper because its more than a 1 year old or so. i mean you can go on and on.

apple will not get away with ripping people off for long. seriously its about time people smarten up and demand better hardware for the hard earned pay we are working for

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 01:42

9. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


This phone has top of the line hardware

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 09:15

11. PhoneCritic (Posts: 346; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Taco

Are you Serious???!!!! What top of the line Hardware??!!!

As an Iphone4 owner I can tell you right now that this is my same old phone repackage. I might as well go too my local AT&T store hand them my Iphone 4 and $199 and have them write a S on it and hand it back to me!

screen 3.5 = so low range grade screen size
HSPA+ 14.MB = so late to the game- Big disapointment no LTE!!!

1.Ghz Dual core= so last year Mid range phones come standard with this

Siri= come on how long has this feature been done on featurephones. Fail!!!

NFC = none Fail!!!

8 meg Camera = Good improvement

Led flash= made no mention if its improve - will reserve judgment

Redesign anttena= About time they admitted this was a design flaw I brought my Iphone to show how sexy it looked compared to others only to have to cover it in a ugly bumper?

What logic are you using Taco come on man let us admit it this is just a place holding phone until the true redesign ( ihope ) 5 shows up next year. So I give this one to the Android fanboy. In reality I say Google/Samsung lets see what you got you may get my money if the Prime is all it is hyped to be.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 08:55

10. gbaker (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Apple will keep the prices higher because they can. I think it is crazy that a company has to take 3 years to break even just to sell Apples product(Sprint). The old saying the Rich get Richer is certainly true her. I was also very underwhelmed with the "new" iPhone 4s.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 09:21

12. PhoneCritic (Posts: 346; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Taco

From what I am hearing from you then is that the Iphone 4 which you and I have been bragging about to our friends and family about for the past year was really inferior to todays Motorola, Samsung, LG, HTC etc... until now? Only now have we caught up ( even if that was true). Look I have a love for Apple but they let me down. This is not at all what I expected. Like I said let me see what Google/Samsung will lay on the table beside the 4s and then I will make my decision to either jumpship or stay.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 06:00

13. Edgar (unregistered)


Apple is selling all its stock abroad. In south america, you can't find one, everyone loves it.
I am a software engineer, so I think I understand a little bit about technology.
When you buy an iPhone, you are not paying just for a piece of hardware (like what you do when you buy an HTC, Motorola, etc). You have to pay for the OS development, the underlaying services (FaceTime, iMessage, etc).

iOS will always, ALWAYS, be far superior to Android. Android is Java-based, and I have never used something made in Java that worked fast. It has so much VM overhead that requires a really fast processor to compensate.
On the other hand, iOS uses Binary Apps, wrote in Obj-C (that are lately converted into C). This means that the App runs against the processor itself, not some VM.

posted on 19 Oct 2011, 09:58

14. jacobbarrie (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Idiots this iphone has the most advanced voice recognition in the world.

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