September 21, 2012 8:01am
The Apple iPhone 5 – the sixth iPhone – is officially available for sale today. Those who pre-ordered should be getting their new and thin iPhone delivered today. In addition, many retailers, including the Apple Store, The Source, Bell, Virgin, TELUS, various big box stores, and select Fido and Rogers locations are open early to start selling them. We’ve also been hearing that the 16GB model is pretty scarce, but the 32 and 64GB versions are available, but it’s probably best to call your local store before heading out.
As for prices if you choose to buy the new iPhone 5 from the Apple Store (which will be locked to a carrier) you’ll pay $699 for the 16GB, $799 for the 32GB, and $899 for the 64GB. However, if you’re into paying a bit less upfront and signing a contract, then the carriers (Bell, TELUS, Virgin, Rogers, Fido and Koodo) have all priced it around the following: $179.99 for the 16GB, $279.99 for the 32GB, and $379.99 for the 64GB.
Apple recently declared that pre-orders of the iPhone 5 amassed 2 million units within 24-hours. Two colours are available: “white & silver” or “black & slate.”
Video below of the first iPhone sold in the Toronto Eaton Centre.