With the announcement of the iPhone 5 on Wednesday, Apple also introduced new prices for the iPhone 5’s predecessors.
Gone is the iPhone 3GS though. The iPhone 3GS, which was introduced in 2009, has been a part of the iPhone range for a considerable length of time. It’s been one of the longest standing products in Apple’s line of iPhone.
The iPhone 4 now takes the place of the iPhone 3GS and is available alongside the new iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4S. To make more room in its range, the iPhone 4S 16GB will now cost $99 on a two year contract, while the iPhone 4 8GB will be free when purchased with a two year contract.
With these changes, Apple’s iPhone range can run on both CDMA and GSM networks. This means that Apple may now be able to gain new customers who may have wanted to stick with their carrier without paying premium to get an iPhone.
The iPhone 5 features a Lightning dock connector, a new 4 inch retina display screen, and LTE connectivity. The new iPhone 5’s pricing is similar to last year’s, with the 16GB model for $199 and the 32GB for $299, with two year contracts.
The iPhone 5 launches in the U.S, Canada, U.K, France, Germany, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore on the September 22.
A week later it will roll out in more than 22 additional countries, including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
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