The Cost of iPhone 4s in UK

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by raganon, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. raganon macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2011
    How has apple come up with this price $199 US which is £124, but no the Uk market is looking at £499 which is about $700 this is crazy. The phone is no different but again the Uk gets the big price tag, and the best thing is it is locked to some network.

    I for one will not be running out to be ripped off it is time that the Uk said wait a minute we also deserve a fair price and stop paying these huge markups.
  2. lilj4425 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 26, 2007
    Is that UK price with a new two year contract?
  3. zign macrumors 6502


    Apr 9, 2006
  4. Vazza, Oct 9, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 9, 2011

    Vazza macrumors 6502

    Nov 25, 2006
    London, UK
    The UK price is for sim free unlocked 4s [​IMG]
  5. MikeWilson macrumors 6502a


    Apr 21, 2010
    An island in the middle of the sea
    The £499 includes VAT too, don't forget - so it's £424.68 ex VAT.

    For the purposes of USD $ comparison, £499.00 = $660.46.

    Is the iPhone 4S even available as a PAYG/SIM free option in the US?
  6. Xenc macrumors 65816


    May 8, 2010
    London, England
    I think you've got your figures wrong.

    The iPhone 4S purchased unlocked in the States is $649 plus tax, available in November.

    The iPhone 4S purchased unlocked in the UK is £499, available on Friday.

    Without tax it's £415, which is $645.41. That's a price difference of $3.59 ;)
  7. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    The $199 is a subsidised price on a 2 year contract and NOT the price of an unlocked 16GB phone which will be available in the US next month for $649. The £499 price here is for an unlocked 16GB model. You're comparing apples to oranges ( no pun intended ). Please get your facts straight before starting unnecessary new threads ranting about something that makes no sense.
  8. raganon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2011
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    Still a rip off, then you stuck in a 2 year contract and you out dated again.

    I will just wait for iPhone 5 then upgrade
  9. KeithJenner macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2010
    You may want to go back and read the replies again.
  10. transae macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2011
    don't rant

    See previous replies from everyone else.


    same pricing buddy. Ask the government to be less socialistic.
  11. sleek881 macrumors regular


    Aug 6, 2010
    Sunshine Coast, Australia
    In Australia the 4S is $799 unlocked with no carrier. (Including GST)

    You think you got it bad.

    32Gb = $899
    64Gb = $999

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