iPhone 3G UK Launch. Bit of info.

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  1. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Ok, so I went into the O2 shop and Carphone Warehouse on my way home tonight and this is what they told me...

    O2 Shop.

    Didn't know what time they'd be opening, said it would be earlier than usual.
    Didn't know the stock they'd be getting but expected there to be plenty
    Couldn't Pre-Order
    Couldn't open a contract before the 11th.
    However, they did have this poster up in the window...

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    Carphone Warehouse

    He said they would not be getting 16Gig. Only 8Gig and 16 launches later in the year. Hope this isn't the same for the O2 shop.
    Couldn't Pre-Order.
    Opening at the same time as usual.
    Plenty of stock.
    Tried to tell me tariffs, but really had no clue. Ended by saying 'Shouldn't have told you any of that.' Even though it's been freely available since the keynote. :rolleyes:
     
  2. Petoz macrumors 6502

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    Where was the photo taken? Highstreet or shopping centre? That pretty much confirms 8:02 either way though. Good stuff.
     
  3. Markleshark thread starter macrumors 603

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  4. danielforman macrumors regular

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    I saw a poster like that in my local O2 store today but I don't think it said 8.02am on it just "Available from Friday 11 July". Will check tomorrow though when I go past.

    If they don't have 16gig versions at the launch then a lot of people will be very dissappointed and annoyed. I have an 8gb first gen and it's full up already. Would prefer to get a bigger capacity one though on Friday. Plus would be bad business to not offer the more expensive one on the launch.
     
  5. elbirth macrumors 65816

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    does anyone know if the "no 16GB model available" bit applies to the U.S. as well, or is that something specific to the UK (or even that particular store)? I plan on getting a 16GB model and am already sick of waiting this long to get it...
     
  6. Markleshark thread starter macrumors 603

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    Tbh, I wouldn't read too much into that. For one thing I think it could be Carphone Warehouse in the UK, and really, he didn't have a clue. For a second he thought it was launching tomorrow.
     
  7. Marky macrumors regular

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    More info at Macworld.co.uk

    Not confirmed by any means as it's only a readers report but Macworld.co.uk are confident enough to publish the following:

    The revelations continue that from Monday 7 July customers will be able to pre-order the iPhone 3G online.

    Customers who order online will be able to collect it instore on the 11th.

    Customers who pre-order will receive a 'Welcome Pack' and a 'VIP ticket' (presumably to be able to jump the queue instore on the launch day).


    If true this will be much better than being forced to wait in all day for a delivery etc.

    I guess/hope we find out more on Monday.

    http://www.macworld.co.uk/ipod-itunes/news/index.cfm?newsid=21905
     
  8. SayCheese macrumors 6502a

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    I would guess that in order for O2 to be able to process everything in time that they would have to announce the process for getting an upgrade on Monday.
    I mean if they only announced it on Thursday then they would not leave themselves much time to process orders and stuff.

    So hopefully we will see more information on Monday.
     
  9. TonyHoyle macrumors 6502a

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    This is the same macworld that reprinted the electricpig BS earlier, with zero checking?

    We've already discussed that article, btw.
     
  10. MojoWill macrumors 6502

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    i think it depends on the store my store is opening at 7.02am
     
  11. razorianfly macrumors 65816

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    Same.

    I expect to be in line, providing there is one, by 7.15am

    R-Fly
     
  12. Loopy65 macrumors 6502a

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    It's all just madness isn't it? .. we're all reporting different things from the alleged same sources! lol .. Carphone Warehouse and O2 have never had so much free publicity *grin* ... my local Carphone Warehouse have categorically said that there will be 8GB and 16GB and even the white ones! .. I have no idea if this is true or not and suspect we won't know for sure until the day itself!

    waaaaaahhhhhhhhh I want July 11th already! lol

    Loopy who is getting Loopy-er each day ..
     
  13. Anteros macrumors member

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    So they don't know when they are opening yet they have a poster in the window saying it's available from 8:02 :D
     
  14. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    someone got a black marker to scrawl on the window?

    in front of the 8:02, please put a 1 to make 18:02 :D :D
     
  15. Markleshark thread starter macrumors 603

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    Exactly. They just don't have a clue.
     
  16. anim8or macrumors 65816

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    I have been saying that all day.... its either clueless or smart and this evidence speaks very loudly for the former!!
    :D
     
  17. johnwin macrumors 6502

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    I was just thinking that. How can be believe anything these d*cks tell us!!! Is the lobotomy compulosry at o2/CPW
     
  18. johnwin macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure these people should be trusted with BluTac without a competent adult in attendance. Do you think the 'special bus' will be picking all the staff up early on Friday?
     

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