UK iPhone 4S thread.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by antster94, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. antster94 macrumors 6502a

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    Thought I'ld make a thread like we had last year, to discuss availability, pricing etc.

    :)

    I for one will be buying this on a 24 month contract on Three, if I can get hold of one.
     
  2. samo123456 macrumors newbie

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    I'm planning to get this one, never had an iPhone before though, so whats the usual methods? Am looking for the 4S on pay as you go and then get on three. I assume the 4S has a sim slot so I could buy in an apple store and then get a three sim?
     
  3. karellen macrumors member

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    UK Store is up. Preorder 7th (no actual time given) for delivery 14th.

    Starts at £499

    EDIT: site back down again...
     
  4. Satanic Goat macrumors regular

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    I'm gonna for the 64GB, probably on O2, hoping I can preorder with them, but no doubt will find myself outside an o2 store on the 14th at 4 am!
     
  5. Raith19 macrumors newbie

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    apple store struggling at the moment with updates. Friday morning will be bedlam.

    For Iphone 4 launch Ques outside apple store Glasgow for over 24 hours on launch day, pre order day couldn't get on website. So not sure of how to play it this time?

    Any success storys with O2 early upgrades?
     
  6. Libitina macrumors 6502

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    From £499?! :eek:

    What was the US price?

    ETA: Found it, $199, $299 and $399. I'm assuming that our £499 is not the starting price but the top one????
     
  7. Vundu macrumors 65816

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  8. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Ill be sticking with my iPhone 4.

    Awaiting the ios5.
     
  9. Certinfy macrumors 6502a

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  10. Xodd macrumors regular

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    can we pre-order and pick it up on the day it releases?
     
  11. Pez555 macrumors 68000

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    got to be kidding me...

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    no this is for the unlocked sim free (no contract) version.
     
  12. karellen macrumors member

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    Libitina - those prices are for the phones with a contract.
    The US are quite strict on selling unlocked phones.

    £499 is for an unlocked phone.
     
  13. DW58 macrumors regular

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    No thanks, I'm perfectly happy with my iPhone 4 bought SIM-free and using Orange/3 depending on area.
     
  14. Deako macrumors 6502

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    Those are subsidised network prices. Jeez. Everytime a damn iPhone is released and US carrier subsidised prices are announced, everyone says exactly the same thing.
     
  15. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    Those are subsidised.

    Derp. I got beaten to it.
     
  16. Libitina macrumors 6502

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    Ah, sorry my mistake. :eek:

    ETA: Think I'll be sticking with my sim free ip4 on a £20pm O2 contract. Will look at getting an ipad instead.
     
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  18. peckerhead macrumors member

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    I think these are the prices on contract. They don't seem to have the sim free prices up yet.
     
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  20. karellen macrumors member

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    http://www.apple.com/uk/iphone/how-to-buy/

    There isn't an option to "reserve a phone in a store" like last year.
    That might come when online preordering opens.
     
  21. alflavor macrumors regular

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    So what should I do -have a 3GS and want this new phone, currently on Orange and out of contract.

    Do I upgrade through Orange, or through Apple? What's best, obviousbly I will also require a new SIM as 3GS has the old type?!
     
  22. bassanoclapper macrumors 6502

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    If I have to lose my unlimited data, I may switch to Vodafone. Going for black 64GB
     
  23. knuster macrumors regular

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    white 64GB for me!
    just booked 3 days london as i'm coming from belgium :D

    damn, i want to reserve for instore pickup like last year :(

    last year i went to regent street but now i want to try covent garden..
    what do you think is the best (fastest) choice if they dont do instore pickup reservations??
     
  24. chalky40 macrumors member

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    £499 for a 4s is a little dissapointing after all the hype on lower prices. Maybe for the 5 but I would have expected lower for an update. Spec bumps yes, but you would have thought they'd have the other components lower by now. The iPhone 4 (8gig) price is too high IMO. One of the big features they are promoting is Siri which is firmware related anyway so makes no difference to the price the phone should be. I had intended to buy the phone sim-free. Not sure now...
     
  25. bassanoclapper, Oct 4, 2011
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    bassanoclapper macrumors 6502

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    Anyone know how the upgrade procedure works in person at the Apple Store? Am eligible

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    Am guessing the A5 chip and maybe extra RAM makes the difference in price and capability
     

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