Love it or hate it, the iPhone 5 is still a hot topic of conversation; we think we know so much but all of it is speculation. Having already covered the release date and what specs we think the new handset will come with; we have yet to look into the price aspect. However, we have reason to believe that when comparing it to the Motorola Droid Bionic and the Samsung Galaxy S II the fifth-generation iPhone will be very competitive.
According to an article on Online Social Media the iPhone 5 could have a lower price than the other two Android handsets. There have been suggestions that the new iPhone will be more expensive, but Debbie Turner and I do not agree. The reason for this is due to the competitive pricing that Apple has adopted this year, as we have seen the price of their new devices fall in price.
Let’s say for arguments sake that the new handset will be the same price as the iPhone 4, then that means that it will still be $100 cheaper than the Droid Bionic and $50 to $100 cheaper than the Galaxy S II. The iPhone 4 currently costs $199 on a subsidized contract for the 16GB and $299 for the 32GB. The most recent rumor suggests that you will have to pay $299.99 for the Droid Bionic. Pricing for the Galaxy S II is a little more difficult, as there is to be four versions in the US.
All four major US carriers (Sprint to release theirs first) need to think hard about how much they will charge for these new Samsung handsets, as this will help to dictate the future success of this later than expected smartphone. For years the iPhone was known as the most expensive smartphone on the market, it just shows what can happen in the space of four years.