iPhone 5 Price, Release Date, Fingerprint Security, New Features
Price of the new iPhone 5
We are expecting the price to be similar to the iPhone 4S, the current SIM free 4S costs £499 for the 16GB, £599 for the 32GB and £699 for the top capacity 64GB model. There may also be a new 128GB iPhone 5 released, the price could be around £800.
We have seen reports on the US contract pricing, these are $199, $299 and $399, these prices would be for a contract terms of 12-24 months.
Apple are expected to drop the price of the iPhone 4S with arrival of the new model, it’s likely to be lowered to match the price of the current iPhone 4.
Release Date, In-Shops Date
The launch date is just two days away, the event will be held in California on Wednesday 12thSeptember 2012, starting at 10am PDT, that’s 6PM UK time. We will be following the launch and updating the site live as it happens.
When will the new iPhone 5 actually be in the shops; this is the big question, we have heard from a source here in the UK, they are expecting the new smartphone to go on sale in the UK on Friday 21st September 2012.
We have received information surrounding Apple’s takeover of a security firm for £230 Million. This could mean the iPhone 5 will have a fingerprint security system.
Apple are planning to include a ‘PassBook’ system to their new phones, this will store important information like tickets and boarding passes. We would certainly welcome an extra layer of security.
Nano SIM Card
Apple will be using a tiny new SIM in the iPhone 5, they want to slim down components as much as possible.
4G Fast Internet
The new phone is expected to feature 4G LTE technology, providing us with super-fast data access, Everything Everywhere (EE) – that’s T-Mobile and Orange; they are launching a 4G service at the science museum in London tomorrow, Tuesday 11th September 2012.
Slimmer Phone, Bigger Screen
We have seen photos and videos suggesting the iPhone 5 will be slimmer than the 4S and feature a larger 4-inch screen. We have no way of knowing if any of these prototypes are actually real.
iPads & iPods
Apple are expected to launch the new iPhone 5 on Wednesday, there is also speculation that there may be a smaller iPad coming. We have also just heard today that there may be two to three iPod updates, these may be completely new lines or updates to the current Shuffle, touch, Nano or classic.