'N42' iPhone 5 to Reportedly Launch at Same Pricing as iPhone 4S

9to5Mac reports that it has received information indicating that Apple will be launching six models of the iPhone 5, code named "N42", at next week's media event. The information indicates that Apple will be releasing black and white versions at the same three prices carried by the iPhone 4S: $199/$299/$399.

Here is the part codes matrix for the new iPhone launch from a source at a well-known U.S. retail chain: N42A-USA -$199, N42B-USA-$199, N42A-USA-$299, N42B-USA-$299, N42A-USA-$399, N42B-USA-$399. A + B signify black and white.

We also understand that this new iPhone N42 will come in the same prices as the iPhone 4S. With this, we speculate that the configurations will remain at the iPhone 4S’s 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities.

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Comparison of iPhone 5 assembled from parts (left) to iPhone 4S (right)

A number of accessories are naturally expected to accompany the iPhone launch, and pre-orders for the new device will reportedly begin "soon after" the introduction, if not on the day of.

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Surely Avatar
155 months ago
I was really hoping that they would ditch the 16GB and have 32GB as the lowest capacity model.....
Score: 39 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RBMaraman Avatar
155 months ago
It's ridiculous if the storage stays the same. 32Gb should be the minimum at this point.
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wkadamsjr Avatar
155 months ago
Why? 16GB is fine for me. In fact, I'll be ordering three of them. Why would you want to take that option away from me?

Umm, he means the 32GB would replace the 16GB model, at the same price point. Would you not take double the storage for the same price?
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mantan Avatar
155 months ago
It's ridiculous if the storage stays the same. 32Gb should be the minimum at this point.

Totally agree. with memory prices falling, this would have been a feature MUCH more used/appreciated by most users than a slightly better camera or some other trivial hardware update....
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theteeth Avatar
155 months ago
Oh... ok.

Thanks for the um, news?
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chakdey Avatar
155 months ago
is this a surprise?
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