iPhone 5 off Contract Pricing Announced

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.