The iPhone 5 could cost as little as $199 on a contract via three major phone carriers.
Apple’s iOS device is expected to be sold at $199 with a two-year contract across AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. The same contract price was applied to the unannounced smartphone’s predecessor, the iPhone 4S.
As for the price pertaining to the device without a contract attached, speculation has suggested a $800 price tag.
AT&T secured the rights to an exclusive launch for the original iPhone, so the firm is certainly one of the companies that’s sure to be preparing for the iPhone’s launch.
Meanwhile, sources have suggested that AT&T were due to run a training event in September, but it was rescheduled to the first week of October due to a conflict related to a “huge announcement”.
The iPhone 5 is expected to launch on September 21st in North America, with an international launch due for the early stages of October. When it does release, it’s expected that the iOS device will be the biggest handset launch in history, while it could even go as far as selling a quarter of a billion units during its lifetime.