July 1, 2008 / 3:04 PM / 12 years ago

New iPhone to sell for $599-$699 without contract

Apple Corporation CEO Steve Jobs speaks about enhanced language support during his keynote speech at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California June 9, 2008. REUTERS/Kimberly White

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumers who want the new iPhone but cannot or do not want to sign up for a two-year contract with AT&T Inc will eventually be able to buy it for an extra $400.

Apple Inc has said the new iPhone will go on sale July 11 at $199 for the model with 8 gigabytes of storage and $299 for the 16-gigabyte version. These prices apply to customers signing up for a two-year AT&T contract.

Those who don’t want to be locked into such a contract, or do not have adequate credit, can buy the iPhone for $599 or $699 as long as they sign up for some kind of AT&T wireless subscription, AT&T said on Tuesday.

An AT&T spokesman could not yet say when that option would become available.

Reporting by Ritsuko Ando; editing by John Wallace

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