Apple iPhone 5S now available for as little as AED1,999

Prices of Cupertino’s legacy handsets plummet as fans await next-gen iPhones

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Apple iPhone 5S now available for as little as AED1,999 Souq.com is selling the iPhone 5S for AED1,999. (Getty Images)
By  Stephen McBride Published  September 18, 2014

UAE consumers can now pick up an iPhone 5S for as little as AED1,999 as iFans set their sights on the forthcoming next-generation handsets.

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As the market prepares for the release of the iPhone 6 and large-screen iPhone 6 Plus, Apple's new UAE e-store has dropped its prices for legacy premium handsets and other online retailers have followed suit.

The UAE Apple Store website is now charging AED2,199 for a 16GB iPhone 5S and AED2,399 for the 32GB model. E-retailers JadoPado and Souq.com have also adjusted their prices for the 5S. JadoPado is now asking AED2,489 for a 16GB version and AED2,879 for the 32GB, while Souq.com is undercutting the Apple store, by offering the 16GB handset for AED1,999 and the 32GB variant for AED2,199.

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Meanwhile, the UAE grey market has swung into action to offer the iPhone 6 at an inflated price. You can learn more here.

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