Three UK finally announces iPhone 5s pricing, £99 upfront on a range of two-year contracts

Literally just as the iPhone 5s is about to go on sale, Three UK has finally announced confirmed pricing for Apple's latest and greatest handset on contract. The meat of it is that an iPhone 5s will cost you £99 up front, whether you go for the 16, 32 or 64GB model. All are available on contracts with unlimited data, and the variance in price will be dependent upon which size iPhone 5s you go for.

On Three's signature One Plan, a 16GB iPhone 5s will cost you £41 per month for two years, while the 32 and 64GB models are £46 and £51 respectively. That compares extremely favorably with other carriers in the UK, and Three continues to be a strong value-for-money option. There's no 4G LTE yet of course, but that will begin to change starting in December, with no price increase to existing customers.

There's a bunch of slightly cheaper plans to get the iPhone 5s on, but the inclusive tethering with the One Plan makes it a real power users contract. The iPhone 5s will be on sale starting today, Friday September 20 in Three retail stores and online, but as yet there's no word on any pay-as-you-go options for the iPhone 5s. Click on a little further for the full press release.

London, UK— Three today announced it will offer iPhone 5s, the most forward-thinking smartphone in the world, and iPhone 5c, the most colourful iPhone yet, beginning Friday, September 20. iPhone 5s will be available starting at £99 and iPhone 5c will be available starting at £49 on a 24-month contract from Three stores, online at three.co.uk or by calling 0800 358 1799. Customers can now pre-order iPhone 5c. In addition, iPhone 4S will be available for free on a 24-month contract. Three will allow iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c customers to connect to its ultrafast DC–HSDPA+ 3G network and its 4G network when it launches in December.

"We are very excited to announce that the much anticipated iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are now available on our network," said Thomas Malleschitz, marketing director at Three. "iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, along with our commitment to provide 4G at no extra cost, means that our customers can look forward to an even better network experience. We will also continue to offer all-you-can-eat data, so customers can truly enjoy the full capabilities of iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c without having to worry about exceeding their data allowance.”

With the launch of the new iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iOS 7, Apple is ushering in the next generation of mobile computing, delivering an incredible new hardware and software experience that only Apple could create. iPhone 5s redefines the best smartphone experience in the world with amazing new features all packed into a remarkable thin and light design, including the Apple-designed A7 64-bit chip, all-new 8 megapixel iSight camera with True Tone flash and introducing Touch ID, an innovative way to simply and securely unlock your phone with just the touch of a finger. iPhone 5c features an all new-design, packed with features people know and love like the beautiful 4-inch Retina display, blazing fast performance of the A6 chip, and the 8 megapixel iSight camera—all while delivering great battery life.* iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c both offer more LTE bands** than any other smartphone in the world and include all-new FaceTime HD cameras.

iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c feature iOS 7, the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone, featuring a stunning new user interface, completely redesigned with an elegant colour palette, distinct, functional layers and subtle motion that make it feel more alive. iOS 7 has hundreds of great new features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop, enhanced Photos, Safari, Siri and introduces iTunes Radio, a free Internet radio service based on the music you listen to on iTunes.***

Richard Devine

Senior Editor at iMore, part time racing driver, full time British guy

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Three UK finally announces iPhone 5s pricing, £99 upfront on a range of two-year contracts

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First to comment!.......sorry Richard, this article looked lonely so I had to say something.....

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Man I'm always jealous of the UK prices. Here in Canada we pay $229 for the 16GB only. Whatta fucking rip off...