Apple fans around the world already have their hands on their precious new iPhone 5s after queuing overnight to snap up the devices when went on sale in various countries around the world, but Irish tech addicts won’t have to wait too much longer as mobile operator Three is already taking pre-orders.
Australian shops were the first to open followed by Japan, Hong Kong, Britain, France and Germany whilst US and Canadians should be flooding stores across North America shortly. The devices will arrive in Ireland and 21 other countries next Friday 28th September and Three already started taking pre-orders at 9am this morning.
There are a whole host of different prices depending on which monthly plans customers chooses but with the entry level package for 24 months the 16MB model will cost €139, the 32GB model €239 and the 64GB version will set you back €339 (online prices). The iPhone5 isn’t available to pay as you go customers.
iPhone 5 will be available for a suggested retail price of €149 for the 16GB model, €249 for the 32GB model and from €199 for the 64GB model online on Three.ie and in selected Three stores nationwide.
“We’re expecting Apple’s new iPhone 5 to fly off our shelves,” said Elaine Carey, sales and marketing director at Three and she encouraged all those who wanted to get the devices as soon as possible to pre-order online.
The new Apple phone is also expected to be available with other network providers but details have not been released as yet.