It has been a week since the launch of iPhone 5 and Apple has already sold more than 5 million of their new device, and 100 million plus devices are running Apple iOS 6 now, the numbers are staggering and despite the issue many people raised i.e. “lack of innovation” the iPhone seems to be doing pretty well.
iPhone 5 US availability pricing and carriers
In addition to AT&T, Verizon and sprint, six other carriers Cricket Communications, C Spire Wireless, Appalachian Wireless, Bluegrass Cellular, Cellcom and CGI have notified that they will be bringing iPhone 5 to their inventory starting today.
Those who are willing to take a traditional route can get the devices on a two year contract from AT&T, Verizon or sprint will have to pay $199, $299 and $399 for 16, 32 and 64GB models respectively. If you don’t want to be bounded with a contract then you will be paying $649, $749 and $849 for respective sizes.
Cellcom, Appalachian and nTelos users will receive a $50 discount, who are offering iPhone5 16, 32 and 64GB models for $149, $249 and $349 respectively. Cricket has decided to take a different approach offering $499 iPhone 5 without a contract and $55 per month prepaid connection with free data, voice and text.
If you are in Canada 16, 32, and 64GB will sell for C$699, C$799 and C$899 (US Dollars – $714, $817, $919) which is slightly reasonable considering prices in Europe are sky high.
Availability and pricing in other countries
Starting today, Apple fans can get the new iPhone in 22 more countries – 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 are the lucky destinations.
Pricing in Europe
IPhone is already available in UK, France and Germany, starting today few more countries will be joining the list. To get an idea what will iPhone 5 cost you in Europe, here are current pricing:
UK: The 16, 32, and 64GB sell for £529, £599 and £699
France: The 16, 32, and 64GB sell for €679, €789 and €899
Germany: The 16, 32, and 64GB sell for €679, €789 and €899
Pricing in Asia
Starting today, New Zealand will join the Asian category. Singapore and Hong Kong were the first to offer iPhone 5 in Asia, here is the pricing trend:
Singapore: 16, 32, and 64GB sell for S$948, S$1,088 and S$1,238
Hong Kong: 16, 32, and 64GB sell for HK$5,588, HK$6,388 and HK$7,188
Australia: 16, 32, and 64GB sell for A$799, A$899 and A$999
Apple is planning to launch iPhone 5 in many more countries, a great move to get brand recognition outside US. If the pricing seem to steep you can also get the iPhone 4s at $99, $199 and $299 for 16, 32 and 64 GB models from Apple store on a two year contract.