The new iPhones are finally here, and I imagine a number of people will be itching to get their hands on one. Apple was very forthcoming with the information of US pricing and availability, but they weren’t so talkative when it came to how we’ll get hold of one over here. Fortunately the networks have started sneaking out pieces of information. Here’s what we know so far.
If you have a phone contract you’re happy with, or you want to get your phone straight from the source, then buying from Apple is more than a valid option. Pre-orders open this Friday (12th September) and you can get the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in gold, silver, or space grey, with 16GB, 64GB, or 128GB of internal storage. The iPhone 6 will cost £539 for 16GB, £619 for 64GB, and £699 for the 128GB. The iPhone 6 Plus will cost £619 for the 16GB, £699 for the 64GB, and £789 for the 128GB. They’ll go on sale on 19th September, so you can either start camping outside the nearest Apple Store (like some people have), or you can get it delivered to your front door by ordering from the Apple website.
Vodafone currently has a page detailing the features of the iPhone 6, along with an option to pre-register your interest and receive any updates via email. There are no prices or contract details just yet, but the word on the internet is that people who pre-order on 12th September will get double the content on Vodafone’s 4G Red XL and Red XXL plans. That would basically mean you would get 6 months of Netflix, and the choice of Spotify Premium or Sky Sports for 24 months. That sounds interesting, but will it end up being reflected in the price?
As we mentioned yesterday, Giff Gaff will be selling unlocked “competitively priced”. No word on what this price might be.
EE currently doesn’t have any webspace devoted to the iPhone 6, so the most you can really do is sign up for email updates on the latest handsets it’s going to be selling. That being said, EE did announce that the iPhone 6’s Wi-Fi calling feature will definitely be available on the network.
Still no pricing or contract details from the folks at O2, but it does have product pages for both the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus. But it has revealed that trading in a 64GB iPhone 5S could net you up to £280, which could be a nice little down payment for your new device. For now you’ll have to be content with signing up for email updates.
Officially announced in a tweet, Three will be opening pre-orders on the 12th September. Until then you can sign up for email updates on the handsets. Sadly there are still no contract details to speak of, but Three has announced that the iPhone 6 will be no exception to its usual contract deals. This means that iPhone 6 and 6 Plus buys can still expect to receive 4G at no extra cost, truly unlimited data, and free calls to 0800 numbers.
Once again there are no prices to speak on on the Phones 4u website, but you can register your interest in one of the different iPhone 6 variants that will be available for purchase
Surprise, surprise, no pricing details here either. Again, Carphone Warehouse is letting people register their interest in the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus which you can do here.
Virgin Media has announced that it will carry the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, with both going on sale on 19th September. Once again details on pricing and contracts are non-existent right now, but Virgin has announced that, as with all its mobile contracts, Virgin Cable subscribers will save £10 a month on their phone bill, and will receive unlimited free Virgin-to-Virgin calls and texts.
Want to read more? Here’s our coverage of the recent Apple announcements, including everything you need to know about the iPhone 6, everything you need to know about Apple’s ‘phablet’, the iPhone 6 Plus, and everything you need to know about the Apple Watch.
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