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Apple iPhone now available for just 50p per day, the budget iPhone is here

iPhone price cuts have seen the iconic Apple handset made available for free on sub £20 per month contracts for the first time, a move that sees the handset priced at a little over 50p per day.

Launching on the cut priced 24 month deals later this week, smartphone retailer Carphone Warehouse has confirmed wannabe iPhone owners will be able to snap up the 8GB iPhone 4 for just £17 per month as of tomorrow, Friday 10.

“Launching the cheapest iPhone tariff is an exciting move for Carphone Warehouse,” Graham Stapleton, Chief Operations Officer for the retailer stated. “Many of our customers want the opportunity to own the iconic Apple handset, but at a tariff that works for them.”

He added: “Even though smartphones are mainstream, there are still thousands of customers who are upgrading from a feature phone to a smartphone, and this deal is perfect for them.”

Offering the handset on both O2 and Three tariffs, those looking to pick up the 8GB iPhone 4 on O2 will see their new handset paired with 300 monthly minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data. Satisfying other user needs, those plumping for Three’s offering will see the iPhone matched with 500 inclusive minutes, unlimited texts and a 250MB data allowance.

While this is the cheapest the iPhone has been offered to date, a number of cheap iPhone rumours have suggested that an outright budget Apple handset is on the horizon tasked with combatting the rise of affordable Android phones.

Expected to feature the same 4-inch display as the current iPhone 5 alongside a more refined and affordable collection of innards, the budget iPhone is believed to be heading for a late summer, potentially September, arrival alongside the iPhone 6.

Ageing iPhone 4 not for you, see how the latest Apple handset fared in our iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 head-to-head.

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