Among all the US carriers that are offering iPhone 5, AT&T becomes the first one to offer an exciting promotional deal for increasing the sales of the flagship iPhone 5. The offer mainly aims at users that own iPhone 4S. It is trade-in offer which allows AT&T subscribers to trade their iPhone 4S to get the new 16GB iPhone 5 on a two-year contract without spending any money.
The current price of iPhone 5 without the offer with AT&T is $199 on a two-year contract. The trade-in offer that is being offered by AT&T seems to be a limited offer. However, there has not been any announcement on the expiration date of the offer.
The email that contained the details of the offer was by AT&T to only those users who own iPhone 4S. In the email, AT&T has stated that in order to be eligible for the trade-in offer, the iPhone 4S must be 3 years old or newer and it should be in proper working condition.
Tech analysts know it pretty well that Apple will be launching the new iPhone 5S in the coming fall. The phone is going to be a successor to iPhone 5. The promotional offer from AT&T seems to be an attempt to achieve maximum sales of iPhone 5 in order to move inventory before the new iPhone is launched.
If you are not in a mood to buy the iPhone 5S instantly, an upgrade from iPhone 4S to iPhone 5 can be a good decision as the iPhone 5 offers several new iOS features. If you switch to iPhone 5 through the trade-in offer, you will be able to take advantage of AT&T’s 4G LTE network. Also, the iPhone has a larger display compared to the previous edition.
If you want to lay your hands on the latest iPhone 5S, you will have to wait longer. Still, there is no precise information available on the release date of iPhone 5S. However, the next gen iPhone is rumored to feature a sapphire crystal capacitive home button with hidden fingerprint sensor for better security.