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iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C UK Release Date and SIM Free Prices revealed

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Apple has revealed its new line-up of iPhones with both the upgraded iPhone 5S and the cheaper and cheerful iPhone 5C in a selection of stylish and stand-out colours, and UK retailers and networks are now beginning to talk about the all-important prices and release dates.

All the big names are on board for the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, with Vodafone, Three, T-Mobile, Orange, O2 and EE all named as providers in the UK with monthly tariffs to be announced. If you’re already tied in to a contract, EE is believed to be offering customers six months or further into their contract the chance to upgrade to the new handsets for a fee. Phones 4U and Apple stores will also be taking pre-orders for the handsets from September 13th for the iPhone 5C and September 20th for the iPhone 5S respectively, with both going on sale on September 20th.

Now for the painful part, the price itself.

The iPhone 5S will be available in three different memory sizes – 16GB, 32GB and 64GB – which will retail at £549, £629 and £709 apiece when bought SIM-free. With the addition of the A7 processor, newly updated iOS 7, capability for 4G data speeds and fingerprint scanning there’s a lot on offer but we’re not yet sure if it’s worth its weight in gold (or gold plated, should you choose the new fancy finish.)

As for the bright little sibling, the iPhone 5C comes in two versions with 16GB and 32GB options costing £469 and £549, again SIM-free. It seems the supposedly ‘cheaper’ alternative is not that cheap either!

We’ll be bringing our readers the latest in the price details for both of the new Apple iPhones and those contract deals as soon as news breaks. Keep up with the on-going Apple news with these new stories: