This week at the iPhone event in California, the iPhone 4S was revealed and a whole new set of prices were let loose for the whole iPhone series. In addition, it was revealed that the iPhone would now be carried by AT&T, Verizon AND Sprint. This is a first for the third carrier. Prices on these devices are surprisingly low considering past prices of iPhones, but given the fact that the smallest iPod Touch is now just $199, we suppose this is right in line: the 16GB iPhone 4S is also $199 USD on a 2-year contract with any of the three major carriers.
Oh that’s not low enough for you? Saw that price coming a mile away? How about this? The iPhone 4 is now just $99 on a 2-year contract, while the iPhone 3GS – yes, they still sell those, is completely FREE on a 2-year contract. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, I was – in a way, totally correct, when I wrote the article titled Why the iPhone 4S will be free. The iPhone 4S isn’t free, but my reasoning is sound, believe you me.
As for the rest of the lineup – there’s only one iPhone 4 now, the 8GB version (same size as the iPhone 3GS) and the iPhone 4S comes in 16GB, 32, and 64, priced at $199, $299, and $399 respectively. Preorders for the iPhone 4S start on the 7th of October, and shipping starts on the 14th of October. The release will take place over 70 countries on over 100 carriers across the world – this, Apple says, making it the fastest rollout ever.
Gonna buy one? Check out our big iPhone 4S post for all the details!