I have AT&T: How Long Until Price Drop on iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iamthecondenser, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. iamthecondenser macrumors newbie

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    I have an iPhone 4 that is on its last leg: it overheats and can barely hold a charge.

    I have AT&T and was able to purchase my iPhone 4 (in May 2013) for $1 when I renewed my contract.

    I'm looking to do something similar once the price drops on the iPhone 5. Do we know when that will be? I assume it will be relatively soon since iPhone 6 will be announced in a few hours.


    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

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    The iPhone 5 was discontinued last year, currently available are the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.
     
  3. nnacrumors macrumors 6502

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    There is no more iPhone 5. Do you mean the 5s instead?
     
  4. iamthecondenser thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick replies. Whichever one is cheaper. I just need a phone that works and I'd like a newer iPhone.
     
  5. nnacrumors macrumors 6502

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    My best guess is:

    5c = $0 on contract
    5s = $99 on contract
    6 = $199 on contract
    6 plus = $299 on contract

    If you want the cheapest possible go with the 5c (once the iPhone 6 goes on sale and the price drops), me personally though I would go with the 5s since it has a 64 bit chip and will get updates longer, is faster, and iOS 8 will utilize touch ID more and its been a godsend for me.
     
  6. iamthecondenser thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! When do you think the price will drop?
     
  7. nnacrumors macrumors 6502

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    As soon as the iPhone 6 goes on sale (whenever that is). I believe rumors have it pegged for Sept 19th, but the 5s went on sale Sept 20th last year. Right around that time though :)
     
  8. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    You may well be on a contract and need to continue to pay off that phone until next May. Go online with ATT today and see what options they offer.
     
  9. famoussasjohn macrumors 6502a

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    Be weary that it may be the 8GB option that they are selling after the 6 is launched. They may still have inventory of the 16, 32, and 64GB that you could get for a good price.
     

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