UK: O2 are up to something ...

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  1. Jim Campbell macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure what, exactly, but as I passed the O2 shop in Nottingham town centre at 7:50 this evening, there were shopfitters overhauling the interior and a full window display shrouded in white wrapping.

    Couldn't make out the text, nor get a good look at what they were up to indside, but there was definitely an Apple logo under the wrapping in the window.

    Since they've reportedly sold out of the 8Gb model already, I'm curious as to what they will be promoting ...

    Cheers!

    Jim
     
  2. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    The final countdown? A giant Apple widget clock counting down to the keynote? ;)
     
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    I need to see a photo... or it didn't happen! :p I wonder what it is?
     
  4. skunk macrumors G4

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    CPW's website says no 8GB or 16GB phones in stock.
     
  5. wildcardd macrumors 6502a

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    Advertising being out of stock?!? LOL

    Perhaps moving the Apple logo to the back of the store?

    Post tomorrow with the update please...I am curious.
     
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    Maybe they're OMGZ promoting a different phone for a change?

    Maybe...
     
  8. skunk macrumors G4

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    OP said there was an Apple logo behind the sheet.
     
  9. jontucker macrumors 6502

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    My informer tells me that CPW are letting stocks deplete and not restocking til the new one comes out, though he didn't know a date.
     
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    Wow... I hope there's some sarcasm in that post. Your "informer" I bet is just your average CPW wage slave and this "information" he's provided you with is common knowledge now. It's gone End Of Life. The OP was also talking about O2 stores, not necessarily CPW.
     
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    Isn't this 6 weeks too early? Or is the launch date moving forward?
     
  12. phannon666 macrumors regular

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    Why would it be early? Everything is still subject to speculation and there is no official release date whatsoever.
     
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    They're draining the stock now, which is early. Running out of all models is bad and I can't see a situation where the release date will be ahead of WWDC. The new 3G phone is bound to come with firmware 2.0.
     
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    This would be easier if there was an O2 store in my town, just a crappy CPW though. Can anyone with an O2 store nearby confirm/deny this report of a new stand?
     
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    Yea isn't this happening all too fast? Maybe Europe is getting the 3G iPhone early?
     
  16. stevedave50 macrumors newbie

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    Saw this thread last night and walked past the o2 shop on my way to work. nothing has changed. same signs in the window as before, and nothing changed inside the store
     
  17. jontucker macrumors 6502

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    See my thread on the UK price drop prediction and then tell me my man on the inside is no good!
     
  18. phannon666 macrumors regular

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    I've seen that thread, but that doesn't mean that you're nearly 2 weeks behind with that little bit of info. You said nothing new or specific.
     
  19. Jim Campbell thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, folks - a change of plans means that I won't be going home through the town centre tonight, so I won't be able to take a look at the store until Friday.

    I freely admit it could quite easily be a bit of spring-cleaning, but I was struck by the covering of the displays and the lateness of the hour at which the blokes were working.

    Either way, I will report back even if only to confirm the lack of substance to my original post ...

    Cheers!

    Jim
     
  20. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Couldn't it be about O2's new broadband for consumers and their Business broadband out today?
     
  21. Dagless macrumors Core

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    With an Apple logo?
     
  22. stevedave50 macrumors newbie

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    went past while i was on lunch and the external iphone signage has been taken down and replaced with promo material for their broadband and their £25 simplicity tariffs
     
  23. sweetice2007 macrumors 6502

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    be soooo good if it gets released in europe first..uk included..makes sence since europe have 3g ocverage and more consumers using it
     
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    Post above me seems to think it was a false alert. Couldn't have been anything else really. Apple needs time to prepare media etc for big announcements.
     
  25. Ish macrumors 68000

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    Wouldn't we expect all the O2 shops to be doing something similar if it was significant? Intriguing though. :)

    Would you expect the new phone to be released without first seeing invitations to a 'press event' if it was announced outside WWDC?
     

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