Iphone 5 pricing

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TheMarc, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. TheMarc macrumors member

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    Is it just me, or is the new iphone more expensive than the 4 was (I'm not sure how much the 4S was..). A 16gb ip4 was 649$ and a 32gb was 759$. Now, the ip5 16gb is 699$ and I guess the 32gb will be 799$.. That's a bit much (especially two years later, with decreasing prices for -most- materials)!

    Also, the ip4 8gb is free when bought with a cell-provider contract, but sells for 450$ otherwise.. And when you add 450$ to the "sponsored" ip5 price, you would actually arrive (closer) to those previous prices.

    I know things change, but I was hoping the in this case it would mean a lower (or equal) price, not a higher one.
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Where did you see this?
     
  3. TheMarc thread starter macrumors member

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    Apple.ca

    But I then went to the US store to compare, and I swore I saw it there, too. Although, I just went back there to check again, and it just said 199 w/ contract.
    I don't know if I'm crazy and hallucinating, if Apple withdrew it, or if I simply never was on apple US and stayed on Apple Canada all along... :confused:

    Still, the 3gs 8gb was sold for 375$ unlocked and now the 4 8gb is sold for 450$ unlocked. I know it's not the same phone, but I thought they would keep their entry phone at the same price.
    The same for the "second cheapest" which was the ip4 for 549$ which is now the 4s for 599$ (albeit with more memory compared to the phone it replaces).
     
  4. Merkie macrumors 68020

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  5. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    It's still starting at $649 here in America. Not sure why it's 50 bucks more in Canada.
     
  6. zhandri macrumors 6502

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    same here in germany the 4s was 629€ and the 5 now is 679€. skumbag apple
     
  7. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    The 16gb I'm sure was £499 in the UK, now it's £529 - no price for the 32 or 64gb versions.
     
  8. TheMarc thread starter macrumors member

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    Great! So we're not the only ones getting screwed... Everyone is! :rolleyes:
     
  9. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    Apologies to Apple - the 32gb is the same price as the 4S was (£599) 64gb is £699 - not sure if that is different.

    Either way I'm skipping this gen, not cos I don't like the phone it's cos I haven't got the money for a unlocked phone - and i'm not going back under contract.
     

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