Earlier today the Apple store went down, and while we knew it was for the iPhone 5C pre-order going live, we still lived in hope that the iPhone 5S would become available today as well, but we know this will not happen until September.
This next weekend is going to be so important for Apple, because it will give them a clear indication as to how the public responds to the iPhone 5C, and we feel as though Apple could have been a little more aggressive with its pricing.
iPhone 5C UK pre-order along with price options – As with all Apple iPhones there are so many ways for you to get hold of one, and the iPhone 5C is no exemption. You have the choice of purchasing the handset direct from Apple outright, or purchase one through a retailer or network on a contract or SIM free.
Your first and most obvious option is to pre-order your iPhone 5C from Apple, where you have the choice of colors and storage options. The 16GB version will cost you £469, while the 32GB model costs £539, which is just £80 cheaper than the iPhone 5S. To us that seems a bit of a rip-off because all you are getting for that £80 pound less is an iPhone 5 but with a new exterior design.
iPhone 5C price on Vodafone – You cannot purchase this handset on Pay As You Go, so you will need to sign up to a contract, or request an upgrade. There are several kinds of plans here from 12-24 months and 3G and 4G, although you want to make certain you are in an area that offers 4G, so just London for now. Prices start from just £39 per month, but can go up to £62. Get the full details here.
iPhone 5C price options for O2 UK – Unlike Vodafone you can get the iPhone 5C on and off contract. We do have a hard time looking over all the options available to you, because it is not as straight forward as you would hope, and so it would be far easier for you just to head over to their website.
You got to hand it to EE, as they state you can purchase the iPhone 5C for just £9.99 on a £46 per month two-year contract. There are other plans, which you can view for yourself. As for the iPhone 5C on T-Mobile, prices start from £49.99 up to £419.99, with the latter being a small monthly contract.
If you would like to pre-order the iPhone 5C with Three UK then plans start at £37 per month and an upfront cost of £49 for the 16GB model for two years, or up to £46 per month with the same upfront cost and two-year plan. Full costs can be found here.
iPhone 5C for Orange sees plans start at £9.99 per month, although there is an upfront cost of £300, which seems too much. There are better options available, but that all depends what you use your phone for. For more details visit Orange UK.
If you do not like dealing direct with networks then you could pre-order your iPhone 5C through Carphone Warehouse where they have a choice of 7 networks for you to choose from. What is so great about going with this option is how you can compare all the traffics and see which is best for you.
We do hope this was of help to you?
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