US iPhone For Someone In The UK?

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  1. TXCraig macrumors 6502a

    TXCraig

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    Does anyone know if I can buy a iPhone as a gift for someone in the UK and they just activate it when the start selling them there?

    Thanks.
     
  2. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    U.S. iPhones are locked to AT&T whereas U.K. iPhones will be locked to O2, so the answer is no.
     
  3. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Why not just buy it from the UK store and have it sent as a gift? Because you're trying to skirt taxes and the higher price of a UK iPhone? Is the person who is getting this "gift" going to compensate you in any way? If so, my urge is to hit that little red triangle.
     
  4. TXCraig thread starter macrumors 6502a

    TXCraig

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    No, I'm visiting the UK next week and wanted to pick one up at the apple store and give it to him as a gift and I thought he could activate it when they started selling them in the UK. Not trying to skirt any taxes- I would declare it and pay any duty on the phone when I bring it in the country.
     
  5. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    If you're giving such a generous gift, why not buy it for him from there? Makes the most sense. Plus, if this is a surprise, are you sure he wants an iPhone(blasphemous, I know!)?

    You're some friend if you're going to be getting someone else an iPhone. Care to be my friend?:D
     
  6. sananda macrumors 68020

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    a gift where the recipient has to spend £630?
     
  7. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    It's the gift that keeps on giving!:p
     
  8. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    Or is it the gift that keeps on taking! ;)
     
  9. hollerz macrumors 6502a

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    If you read his post you'd see that he's going to the UK next week, before they go on sale here.

    How about an Apple gift certificate or something?
     
  10. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    It's better to give than to receive;):p
    If that's the case, it wouldn't have mattered, because the plans won't be available until launch. Either way, I still have a hard time buying the whole "gift" idea.

    OP, do you own an iPhone?
     
  11. MrT8064 macrumors 6502a

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    I bourght a USA iPhoen (so i could have it a month early)

    when the UK one comes out, will there be any way to put the UK baseband on the USA iphone, so in effect, i have an activatable UK iPhone?
     
  12. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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