There has been a lot of news trying to speculate the new features that Apple will offer on their unannounced iPhone 5 (as of the time of this writing). While there are no confirmed reports on the final date of release of the newest addition to the excellent line up of gadgets from Apple, many people are asking what will be the iPhone 5 price in the USA. For a lot of people, having a new phone, most especially if it is the rumoured-to-be sophisticated and sleek iPhone 5, can be justified only if the price is friendly to the pocket.
Updated Information for IPhone 5 Release Date and Price
1) IPhone 5 Price is in three tiers
$199 for 16GB
$299 for 32GB and
$399 for 64GB
Estimated IPhone 5 Release Date – Mid to late 2012. This might be usually with the IPad Mini. Rumors are that that iPhone 5 could contain a Liquidmetal chassis. We will see that when Apple shows off its product on Septemeber12th, whether IPhone will be part and parcel of the package. TechRadar has more speculations as well.
If we look back at the past prices of the iPhone in the US, we can say that they have been in the same range every time they come out for the first time. From that benchmark, the rest of the versions of the iPhone followed the same price range and we can say that the iPhone 5 price in USA will be pretty much the same.
The iPhone back in 2007 was offered through AT&T only and was sold for $499 for a 4GB and $599 for the 8GB. When the iPhone 3G was released in 2008, it was sold at $199 for 8GB and $299 for 16GB. A lot of people thought that it was so much cheaper than the first version and more than that, it was actually one of the most successful versions of iPhones that came out in the market. In 2009, the the iPhone 3GS was launched and was sold for $199 for 16GB and $299 for 32GB. The latest version of the device which is iPhone 4 was launched in 2010 with a price tag of $499 for 16GB and $599 for 32GB. This is pretty much a steep price for the device and was a big shock to a lot of the Apple customers.
If we analyze the prices offered for the past iPhones, we can predict that the iPhone 5 price in USA will be pretty much in the same range as the iPhone 4. Some say that it will even be higher by at least $100. Since Apple is creating a much sophisticated and a sleeker phone that will be the precursor to a new era of smart phones, people should expect a higher iPhone 5 price in USA.
There is a lot of competition when it comes to smart touch phones and with the impending release of the iPhone 5 soon, some people may realize that the iPhone 5 price in USA will not be a big deal if they are getting another top quality device from Apple. However, speculators and other techie buffs try to think about the current status of Apple and the rest of its competition and think that there may be a possibility that the iPhone 5 price in USA may be $100 lower than the iPhone 4 in order to get more customers and a wider fan base. We can only predict and speculate for now and we can only wait until the actual release of the iPhone sometime this year.