The iPhone 4 goes free, 4S is $99, and a 16GB iPhone 5 will run you $199, preorders start Friday

The iPhone 4 goes free, 4S is $99, and a 16GB iPhone 5 will run you $199, preorders start Friday
It is not just the screen and dock connector that's been redesigned in the iPhone 5, Apple just disclosed the redesigned prices for its handset portfolio.

As you can easily guess, the single-core iPhone 4 with a 5MP camera gets the price of zero dollars, the dual-core iPhone 4S withe the 8MP shooter falls down to $99, and the new kid on the block, the redesigned iPhone 5 with LTE will debut at... you guessed it... $199.

The prices are, of course, for the 16GB versions of all three handsets, and on a two-year contract, for each doubling of the internal memory, you have to slosh a Benjamin more. 

This pricing is totally in line with every new iPhone launch, so Apple kept up the tradition in this regard, with a growing portfolio of metal-and-glass handsets to choose from.

The iPhone 5 will appear on 240 carriers in more than a hundred countries, with preorders starting Friday, for a launch on the September 21. Any takers?

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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)



1. josephnero

Posts: 779; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

boring design

6. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

you guys are really going to hate the 5S next year.

12. hobble

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

You mean next month right?

13. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011


20. jaoowolabi

Posts: 201; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

to be honest since apple really kinda always makes a new phone annually around this time... there is truly no GOOD time to buy a iphone.... it really sucks coming from an ifan...... p.s. i hate the new itouch design.. does it look like i need any color in my life?!

17. tegradragon

Posts: 68; Member since: May 23, 2012

The Nokia Lumia 920 by far is a better phone. But I'm sure that iSheep herd would go ahead and buy this. Damn it. Nokia is pretty much out of business. :(


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

iWill pass on this humongous phone, iThink iAm going to wait for something smaller to hit the market; like that Galaxy Note 2 iKeep hearing about, it should fit in my hand nicely and iWon't need a new dock adapter.

3. thascar100

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

yeah the new iphone does not amaze me

4. thascar100

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

i think ill just wait till october for the Galaxy Note 2.

23. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

You are comparing devices of different class comparing a Phablet with a phone

5. raphael007

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

so that was the big announcement???? I am definitely glad I have the s3 now sammy gear up, we re taking the fruitty company "apple" to court

18. jshan

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

LOL !! Did you c those LTE configs??? They are far more better than that "copysung" s3 having

7. TheCastled0

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

Man, I wish I waited for this one lol. But at least i can get the S version in a year haha

8. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I must say that this years iPhone release was underwhelming not only in terms of the device itself but also in the energy and pizzazz. The arura of Jobs is definitely gone. As for the device in my opinion just like the 4s before it I am unimpressed. As a long time iPhone owner till recently I feel that Apple. Is now in a slump when it comes to mobile technologies. However, lets wait and see what the remainding year brings. And no doubt this will sell millions as people, to me, just don't seem to get that this is the same old device again and again.

9. thascar100

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

i feel the same way may change design a little but every year your pretty much getting the same device.

10. Sprintfan

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 18, 2011

Oh you lost your iphone? Here lemme add a line and send you another one for free. reh reh reh :)

11. thascar100

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Samsungs IFA event was way more exciting then apples, they really do need Steve Jobs.

14. Srinivas

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

Compared to this i feel Nokia have done a much better job to keep their flagship Lumia 920 with the times . It's going to be a tough choice between Spec heavy LG optimus G & the aesthetic yet nicely specd lumia 920 . I feel great to give a miss to all all the phones launched early this year .

15. infinitemethod

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

Yes! Please let me pay $100 for 16GB of storage or $200 for 48GB! hahahahaha! I can't believe Apple's fan base still allow them to get away with that. It's 2012, instead of ripping your customers off, offer expandable memory!

16. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Wow even the ifans , are starting too wake up, and see the truth, behind ifones same repeated design. !,.. you guys should get an android phone,,, real designs and real features. I know this, because I was a ifone user, ,, never looked back :-)...

19. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

wouldnt recommend anyone that plans to play games on the iphone to get the iphone 4 8gb becuase you will become crippled with memory problems because 1st you dont get the full 8gb free and also games today easily hit the 1gb+ size add music to that and taking 8mp pic anf 1080p vid 8gb is not enough for just games let alone all that other stuff.

21. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

lame/boring/plain IT ONLY TOOK THE iPhone to grow 4 inches in 4yrs

22. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

DO they plan to keep the 3GS on emerging markets like Malaysia or India ? The 3GS is still a hot seller here for teens , old people or people that doesnt want to pay much for a smartphone

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