There’s been plenty of questions arriving in my inbox and through social media asking if T-Mobile will carry the 32GB and 64GB sizes of the iPhone 5. The answer is yes, but online. T-Mobile retail stores will only stock the 16GB sizing. As for pricing which we’ve confirmed with T-Mobile:
- iPhone 5 16GB = $99 down payment, 24 monthly payments of $20 totaling $579. Apple’s price for an unlocked 16GB iPhone 5? $649.
- iPhone 5 32GB = $199 down payment and 24 payments of $20 for a total of $679. Apple’s price? $749.
- iPhone 5 64GB = $299 down payment and 24 payments of $20 for a total of $779. Apple’s price? $849.
All in all it looks as though T-Mobile’s pricing is very competitive, especially when you consider purchasing outright from Apple. It’s unfortunate that the 32GB and 64GB won’t be available in retail stores right from the start, but it’s a story similar to the Galaxy S III where only the 16GB sizes launched in retail stores. Either way, T-Mobile’s pricing beats purchasing outright from Apple and that’s a good start.