Apple has always been accused of pricing its iPhones so high that it is beyond the reach of many of its potential users. Some industry observers also point out that despite the steep prices, Apple has not always delivered and it is more because of marketing hype that much of its iPhones and iPads get sold.
But all the same it has to be said to the credit of Apple and the network carriers here that the Apple iPhones are as reasonably priced as is possible at the given point of time.
The authorities at Apple also point out to the fact that besides the obvious freight charges that add up to the costs, the policies in place in UK also contribute to the hike in prices. Thus, the Apple iPhone 3G S that was costing approximately $ 499 in the USA some months back, came to users in the UK for around the same amount but in pound sterling.
All the same, prices are expected to fall with the new Apple iPhone 4G. This is because of the increased sales, competition in the form of the new Blackberry smart phones and Nokia C6, etc that are selling for free under carrier deals. The Apple iPhone 4G also supports tethering. Tethering means pricing for daily, weekly and monthly use is very much possible. This, in turn, implies lower prices.
Thus for prices as low as £ 17 or £ 20 and slightly more you can have use of the Apple iPhone 4G 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB on monthly pay plans.
Already, Apple, and the network carriers – Orange, O2, 3 Mobile, Talk Mobile, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Vodafone all have announced that they will be not only sellling the new Apple iPhone 4G but soon coming out with some well thought out Apple iPhone 4G deals as well.