Today, in a new report, 9to5Mac released information they’ve received pertaining to the upcoming iPhone 5 release. According to their sources, there will be six different models of the iPhone 5 (code named the “N42”) introduced during next week’s media event.
The information suggests that Apple will release both black and white versions of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models prices identically to the six iPhone 4S models: $199, $299, $399 under a two-year contract.
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.
It’s entirely plausible that Apple will discontinue the lowest 16GB capacity in favor of the 32GB, which would take its place as the least expensive iPhone model. In which case, based on today’s information, Apple will release a version with more capacity than the 64GB variant – possibly 128GB.
Apple is, of course, expected to reveal the iPhone 5 next Wednesday, September 12th, during their upcoming media event. Stay tuned for complete and live coverage on the iPhone unveiling event.