iPhone 4 availability - London

VladM

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Oct 23, 2008
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Is it possible to pick up an iP4, this week, in one of the London Apple Stores, without reserving one?
 

OMGitsShan

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Jul 21, 2010
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There is no way you will get one. There are no stocks anywhere in any London Apple stores.

Quite frankly I don't know how they plan to launch in so many new countries on the 30th of July when they can't even fulfill orders from the US and UK. They should clear both these countries to the point that you can just walk in and buy a phone, and then only launch elsewhere. They should have made it August 30th or later for the countries launching on the 30th.

I hope the UK gets a big spike in stock soon like the US had this past weekend.
 

Gav2k

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Jul 24, 2009
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Bestbuy Thurrock lakeside has stock. C2c train out of fenchurch street to chafford hundred then walk through retail park.
 

OMGitsShan

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Jul 21, 2010
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It doesn't matter because I just called Best Buy at Lakeside and they told me they don't sell the phone officially unlocked by itself. They only do O2, Vodafone and Orange contracts.

As I mentioned in another thread, there is no shortage of iPhones in London, if you are happy to pick up a contract. Both my cousins (one on O2 and one on Orange) were able to just walk into 2 different stores, renew their contracts and walk out the door with their new iPhones. It's the official SIM unlocked phones that nobody can get.
 

Gav2k

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Jul 24, 2009
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From Chafford Hundred to Best Buy, i'd say 25 mins.
Walking backwards maybe.

As for the unlocked thing I know a couple of people that purchased them simfree so maybe it's a rule that can be bent :s
 

calb

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Mar 12, 2009
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Walking backwards maybe.

As for the unlocked thing I know a couple of people that purchased them simfree so maybe it's a rule that can be bent :s
It's not. Only Apple are selling them SIM-free at the moment. I wasn't aware that the networks were even selling them as PAYG yet.
 

pon-check

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Sep 2, 2010
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I would like refresh topic.

Has anything changed with the availability Iphone4 in London ?
I'll go to the end of October and i would like buy a one and i thinking about buy by online shop i shipp to my frieands...

any idea ?