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    • Former MSE Helen
    • By Former MSE Helen 10th Sep 13, 7:38 PM
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    MSE News: Apple launches new iPhones – and reveals prices
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    • 10th Sep 13, 7:38 PM
    MSE News: Apple launches new iPhones – and reveals prices 10th Sep 13 at 7:38 PM
    "Apple has tonight unveiled its eagerly-awaited latest iPhone – the iPhone 5S – along with the iPhone 5C..."

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    • matttye
    • By matttye 10th Sep 13, 7:39 PM
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    • 10th Sep 13, 7:39 PM
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    • 10th Sep 13, 7:39 PM
    Pleased the 5S is only a mediocre upgrade over the 5 as I'm not tempted to buy it.
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    • NFH
    • By NFH 10th Sep 13, 8:01 PM
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    • #3
    • 10th Sep 13, 8:01 PM
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    • 10th Sep 13, 8:01 PM
    The prices for the iPhone 5C are way too high for what is supposed to be more of a budget model, Looking at the 16GB versions, the iPhone 5C is only 15% cheaper than the iPhone 5S.

    Of course, for those who are foolish enough to buy a bundled iPhone and 24-month service contract, this small price difference could cause the iPhone 5C to be perceived as "free".
    • NFH
    • By NFH 10th Sep 13, 8:15 PM
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    • 10th Sep 13, 8:15 PM
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    • 10th Sep 13, 8:15 PM
    Apple has this evening updated its list of supported LTE bands for the iPhone 5S. I don't understand why model A1457 (for UK, France and Germany) is missing support for three LTE bands compared to model A1530 (for Australia, Hong Kong, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore). Why doesn't it supply model A1530 in the UK, France and Germany? Why is there an inferior model A1457 for these three European countries?
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    • #5
    • 10th Sep 13, 8:18 PM
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    • 10th Sep 13, 8:18 PM
    Tonight I upgraded my wife's iPhone 4.

    With 3, I got a free iPhone 5 16Gb (the new 5C is the same spec!) and a £32 per month contract for 24 months. 1000mins/5000txt/2000 3to3 mins/Unlimited Data.

    I thought I'd grab an iPhone 5 before they disappear.
    • Mobeer
    • By Mobeer 10th Sep 13, 8:41 PM
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    • 10th Sep 13, 8:41 PM
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    • 10th Sep 13, 8:41 PM
    "see our Samsung price comparison tool if you're not an Apple fan" says the article

    What about other brands, other options?
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 10th Sep 13, 8:41 PM
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    • 10th Sep 13, 8:41 PM
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    • 10th Sep 13, 8:41 PM
    Nearly £500 for a 'budget' model - not sure whose budget that is supposed to be but certainly not mine.

    Quite happy with free HTC, £15 a month contract on EE. Have far better things I want to spend my money on than texts, minutes and internet.
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    • Daz2009
    • By Daz2009 10th Sep 13, 8:46 PM
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    • 10th Sep 13, 8:46 PM
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    • 10th Sep 13, 8:46 PM
    I think they're going after the younger market with these brightly coloured 'cheap' versions....is the 'c' for cheap
    You can just see 10yr olds pestering their parents for one for xmas cos 'they're only 99 quid mum'
    Once Apple get them hooked they're hooked for life so get them young and it will make them more money
    • NFH
    • By NFH 10th Sep 13, 8:47 PM
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    • 10th Sep 13, 8:47 PM
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    • 10th Sep 13, 8:47 PM
    Quite happy with free HTC, £15 a month contract on EE.
    Originally posted by kerri gt
    How can it be "free" if you pay £15 per month for it?
    • Widelats
    • By Widelats 10th Sep 13, 8:56 PM
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    How much is the 5c on pay and go??
    Owed out = lots.
    • MillicentBystander
    • By MillicentBystander 10th Sep 13, 8:57 PM
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    Agreed. It's surely a sign of how the mobile networks have indoctrinated the masses to believe they are getting something for nothing (they really aren't) when people genuinely believe they are getting a phone allied to a 24 month contract for nowt lol.


    PS A plastic iPhone dressed in bright colours? Will Nokia sue?

    https://twitter.com/NokiaUS/status/377486843178418176/photo/1
    Last edited by MillicentBystander; 10-09-2013 at 9:00 PM.
    • Widelats
    • By Widelats 10th Sep 13, 8:58 PM
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    Sorry, i saw it, that is too expensive
    Owed out = lots.
    • d123
    • By d123 10th Sep 13, 9:10 PM
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    I think they're going after the younger market with these brightly coloured 'cheap' versions....is the 'c' for cheap
    Originally posted by Daz2009
    Nope, point your browser at the Apple site and you will see it stands for "colourful".
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    • NFH
    • By NFH 10th Sep 13, 9:11 PM
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    Agreed. It's surely a sign of how the mobile networks have indoctrinated the masses to believe they are getting something for nothing (they really aren't) when people genuinely believe they are getting a phone allied to a 24 month contract for nowt lol.
    Originally posted by MillicentBystander
    I agree, but it's even worse in the US. During the Apple news conference, I watched a live blog by some US journalists who referred to the prices as $99, $199 and $299, with no mention of an obligatory expensive monthly contract attached to these low prices.
    • ZhugeEX
    • By ZhugeEX 10th Sep 13, 9:29 PM
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    So the iPhone 5s has a finger print scanner to verify who you are and unlock your phone?

    Will the iPhone 6 require a blood sample before you can unlock or log in to your phone?

    Also The M7 Chip uses GPS to keep track of the activities you're doing*

    *Designed by the NSA
    Last edited by ZhugeEX; 10-09-2013 at 9:37 PM.
  • Narc
    Overpriced apple products are not moneysaving. A pointless article to draw traffic from trending keywords.
  • ohbilly
    Looking forward to treating myself to an iPhone 5s. Loved my iPhone 4s until I broke it
  • mdhughes03
    I'm weighing up what to do now-soming to the end of a 24 month £25 pm contract with "Free" iphone 3gs. Due to expire 6/10/13 so hoping the 4s goes right down in price for contracts so I can keep a similar priced dea. unfortunately due to signal, I can't move from Orange/EE!
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  • Earthworm
    I can easily imagine Apple wanted the 5 to vanish due to the 4G compatibility issues it has on O2/Vodafone. I also thought the iPad 3 was pulled due to the charging port change on the iPhone 5. The 5C is certainly not a great budget phone. Internally it is on par with say a Galaxy S4 Mini albeit smaller but looks wise it looks like a toy. iOS7 doesn't help it look premium. The 5S just isn't worth the money either. The price has went up £20 for a fingerprint keypad unlock.

    I would be hunting for price drops on remaining iPhone 5 and iPhone 4 models or look to switch manufacturer. Samsung, Nokia and HTC all start slashing their handset costs 6-10 months after launch. The 4S launched in 2011 and is still close to £400.
    Last edited by Earthworm; 10-09-2013 at 10:45 PM.
    • armyknife
    • By armyknife 10th Sep 13, 10:31 PM
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    Quick everyone, shiny, shiny white plastic.
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