Turns out their pricetags are similar, too.
Just like the iPhone 4S when it first launched, the iPhone 5 will cost $199 for a 16GB version of the phone, $299 for a 32GB version and $399 for a 64GB version. Those prices all apply to users purchasing phones together with a two-year contract with one of the iPhone's three U.S. carriers (AT&T, Sprint and Verizon).
The phone will go on sale in nine countries -- the U.S., U.K, Canada, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore -- on September 21 (precisely the day Apple blogs had predicted the phone would hit shelves).
Apple will begin accepting pre-orders for the new iPhone on September 14 and has already set up a landing page for the device on its online store.
As usual, the launch of a new iPhone is going hand-in-hand with a discount in the price of an old one. Apple is knocking $100 off the price of the 16GB iPhone 4S, which will retail for $99 rather than $199, with a two-year contract. The 16GB iPhone 4 will be given away for free when customers sign contracts with mobile carriers.
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