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iPhone 5 off Contract Pricing Announced

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iPhone 4S owners and users locked into a contract can upgrade to the iPhone 5 for an expensive price.

The normal $199 iPhone 5 pricing advertised on Apple’s homepage is only with a new two-year contract.

The iPhone 5 off contract pricing, or full retail price, starts at $649.

After logging in to check out iPhone 5 upgrade eligibility we found the following high prices waiting for us.

  • 16GB iPhone 5 – $649
  • 32GB iPhone 5 – $749
  • 64GB iPhone 5 – $849

iPhone 5 off contract prices

iPhone 5 off contract prices.

The iPhone 5 off contract prices are higher than Verizon’s $350 ETF for advanced devices, and it might be cheaper for some users to cancel a line and purchase a new iPhone 5 line. The prices above show a date, but that is when the user is able to update at a cheaper price. The iPhone 5 off contract prices will not likely change until the next iPhone launches.

Read: iPhone 5 Carrier Comparison

The AT&T iPhone 5 can be purchased at an early iPhone 5 upgrade discount price for many users. This discount is the iPhone 5 contract price plus $250. That’s a savings of almost $200 over the off contract price. The after November 8th price here shows the early upgrade pricing, but it isn’t available to all customer right now.

Users who ar e looking to upgrade early can offset some of this cost by selling the iPhone 4S to a trade in site for up to $500. Gazelle is buying about 15 used iPhones a second after the iPhone announcement and expects the iPhone 4S trade in price to decline by about 25% in the next week.

Users can check upgrade eligibility and iPhone 5 prices with Apple or direct with their carrier for detailed upgrade information.

AT&T iPhone 5

The AT&T iPhone connects to HSPA+ for faster than 3G download speeds.

The iPhone 5 features a larger 4-inch display, 4G LTE and other enhancements. Many of the software features are coming to the iPhone 4S on iOS 6.

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20 Comments

  1. Ansu Komara

    09/13/2012 at 12:17 am

    well, great phone but no different from iphone 4 and 4s. I wonder the marketing strategy..

    • Eighty8

      09/14/2012 at 11:46 pm

      You obviously didn’t watch the video or are ignorant to the facts

    • MasterPFA (@masterpfa)

      10/13/2012 at 1:15 am

      If still on a contract with an iPhone 4s, not worthy of an early upgrade IMO. If however not tied to a contract I would be tempted………….. to wait for the iPhone 6.
      Sorry this phone does not really grab me like the introduction of the iPhone 4 had

  2. Joey

    09/13/2012 at 3:45 pm

    are you stupid ansu? newly designed chip twice as fast, lte network, bigger screen, thinner, longer lasting battery.. how much more do you want?

  3. Chris

    09/13/2012 at 6:33 pm

    Nyahahahaha..i think ansu wants a phone that has a washing machine in it or a jacuzzi perhaps..hahaha

  4. stece

    09/13/2012 at 9:26 pm

    seriously ansu are you looking at the same phone 2.5 million americans are looking at

  5. Alex

    09/14/2012 at 2:44 am

    Anyone knows why they states that after November 8 the iphone price will be as follows:
    16G $449.00 32GB $549.00 64GB $649.00–Does anyone knows what’s that about?

    Usually the prices are as follows : 16GB $649.00 32GB $749.00 64GB $849.00—Can someone answer my question please? Thanks.

    • Joey

      09/14/2012 at 9:56 am

      it’s because apple’s marketing strategy is pretty genius. they suck in all the fanboys (like myself) that will pay top dollar right when it comes out, then after a couple months they slash the prices so that the people that were halfway interested think “oh ok now its much cheaper im gonna go for it”

    • tony

      09/17/2012 at 5:06 pm

      that MAY have been one persons price.. and after nov 8 he may be able for the free upgrade

  6. Marc

    09/14/2012 at 4:53 am

    Alex, the lower price after a certain date is a partially subsidized by AT&T price. After you have an iPhone for 1 year they trim off some money towards a new one (but not all the way down to 199)

    • Alex

      09/14/2012 at 5:12 am

      Oh ok. Thanks Marc for clearing that for me. Appreciate it.

  7. Sagar Vagadia

    09/17/2012 at 8:33 pm

    Can anyone tell me what will be the penalty for the 3 carriers if the contract will be broken…??? plzzz can ny1 help me out..?

  8. Cell Xchange (@Thecellxchange)

    09/19/2012 at 1:19 pm

    Why does EVERYONE recommend Gazelle? Give your readers some options, Especially when there are so many bait & switch complaints filed against Gazelle. http://www.thecellxchange.com is a great option. We lock in pricing, we pay MORE than Gazelle and other big guys, & we pay for shipping. Use our “Contact Us” page to get a same DAY QUOTE.

  9. McNasty

    09/21/2012 at 7:24 am

    I know with Sprint to leave it’s like 350.00 to divorce them.

  10. Danial

    09/23/2012 at 5:36 am

    Apple say this stuff but how often does it happen, we’ve been promised a decent battery for years.

  11. Santhosh

    10/17/2012 at 12:24 am

    can any 1 tell what is this after November 8th
    price…?

  12. Jack

    10/18/2012 at 3:48 pm

    November 8th
    16G $449.00 32GB $549.00 64GB $649.00
    i think it not gonna happen, the iphone 5 still on pre order in America, some of countries like Thailand and India the iphone5 haven’t came out yet, if they came out they stil have to be on contract,
    In my opinon the price of the iphone5 will be decrease around begining of jan.
    Remeber steve jobs died, so tim cook take over his apple bussiness.
    i heard the iphone5 still have heaps of problems such as Bluetooth problems and screen problem.
    So I will stick with my iphone4s and wait for next year when the price is decrease and the problem fixed,
    i also heard the rumors that iphone5 imported from china not usa. because the material is cheaper.

  13. Richard

    10/20/2012 at 5:24 pm

    Start the battery on iPhone 5 freaking blows .. It sucks but that’s the only bad thing about the iPhone 5

  14. Ronald Spole

    11/11/2012 at 2:19 pm

    This isn’t the off contract price. The price for the iphone 4 is only $450

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