iPhone 5 goes on pre-order in Germany

Customers can reserve one now, even with no idea of the price and spec
Darren Allan

September 5, 2011

Okay, so we don’t know what the iPhone 5 will be like yet – no official technical details have been confirmed, just the usual rumours and speculation.

We don’t know how much it’ll cost, and we don’t know exactly when it will be released, although the current word on the grapevine is that it won’t be this month, but next.

Still, that hasn’t stopped Deutsche Telekom AG – the parent company of T-Mobile – from coming up with the idea of allowing customers to pre-reserve a next-gen iPhone now, to ensure they get one in before the inevitable rush, Bloomberg reports.

A spokesman for the firm confirmed to the news site that this was indeed the case. Apparently punters will be handed coupons to claim their next-gen phones when they finally emerge, despite the fact that the price could be anything…

But let’s face it, the iPhone 5 is likely to cost much the same as the iPhone 4 did when it first came out – a hundred or two hundred pounds depending on the deal you go for, free if it’s a heavy enough monthly payment. And £500 plus sim-free.

Reservations will apparently be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

The iPhone 5 is expected to benefit from a body remodelling, a nippier processor, improved camera and possibly a slightly larger screen. Oh, and improved levels of battery life. It’s more likely to be evolutionary then revolutionary, as they say.

Expect to see the device at some point in October. Of course, there are also rumours of a budget iPhone which could be in the works.


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  1. Shadow says:

    Overpriced and underspec’d the usual.

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