Apple launched its latest iPhone earlier this week, the iPhone 4S – leaving much head scratching and in some regards a bit of disappointment that it wasn’t a better offering (iPhone 5). But let’s face it, it’s not what we’d really have liked but it is still a pretty nice upgrade that’s sure to please.
Packing the new iOS 5 on an A5 processor – straight off the production line, the new Apple gadget also comes along with the very cool Siri voice control, it’s like a little pocket Jeeves. For the Gadget Helpline’s coverage of the iPhone 4S launch and details in depth of those features and functions check out the article – Here.
UK networks were quick to announce that, yes, they would be bringing the new iPhone 4S to the shelves for their eager customers. And now a number of our mobile carriers of choice have detailed price plans for the gadget’s anticipated public release of October 14th:
Let’s start with Apple itself, which is providing its ‘most amazing iPhone yet’ as a network-free model through the official web store in three versions – 16GB RAM for £499, 32GB RAM for £599 and 64GB RAM for, you guessed it, £699. will be offering its customer a slice of the latest Apple in 16GB form free of charge as part of a £46 per month contract over 2 years. This tariff allows 900 minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB of data per month. Alternatively, there’s the option to pay £99 for a boastful 64GB RAM iPhone 4S this on a £61 per month 2 year contract.
[Update: Apple’s online store reports that pre-order stocks of the iPhone 4S have now run out. Expect delays of 1-2weeks after the October 14th shipping date if you want one through the official source.]
Apple Store – iPhone 4S pre-order page.
Orange will be offering its customer a slice of the latest Apple in 16GB form free of charge as part of a £46 per month contract over 2 years. This tariff allows 900 minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB of data per month. Alternatively, there’s the option to pay £99 for a boastful 64GB RAM iPhone 4S this on a £61 per month 2 year contract.
Orange – iPhone 4S pre-order page.
Next up is Vodafone which is asking its potential iPhone 4S buyers a commitment of 2 years on £46 per month contract. For this price subscribers will get a generous 1200 minutes call time, unlimited text messaging and 750MB of data. For a short term deal lasting only a year, the iPhone is available for £139 with a £51 per month tariff including all of the above minutes, texts and data. An added reward for early adopters through Vodafone is that the network will refund £59 of all pre-order customers November payments. Sweet deal.
Vodafone – iPhone 4S pre-order page.
T-Mobile has just got back to us regarding its price plan for the iPhone 4S and offer the following – 16GB of iPhone 4S will be free on a £46 per month contract lasting the usual 24 months, or boost the RAM to 32GB for £61 per month. For the 64GB full-fat version customer will be asked £99 for the mobile and £61 per month on a 2 year contract. All of the T-Mobile fees here include unlimited call time minutes and 500 texts per month.
T-Mobile – iPhone 4S pre-order page.
Three has now offered up its deal for an iPhone 4S, with the must-have mobile up for grabs free on a £42 per month 2 year contract which will get you the phone, 900 call time minutes, 5000 texts and 1GB of data. Or those looking to pay a little less per month for a more slimmed down usage the iPhone 4S is also available on a £30 contract for the same 24 months but there is a one off payment of £129 for the handset.
Three – iPhone 4S pre-order page.
First to announce its participation in the iPhone 4S UK sales launch was O2. And better late than never, with only 4 days to go, the network has offered up its tariffs – For existing customers, the lowest fee that will grab you a free of chrage 16GB iPhone 4S is £36 per month on a 2 year contract. With that you’ll get 900 minutes and unlimited texts. New customers are expected to pay up £49.99 for the handset on the same £36 per month tariff. O2 will offer newbies the iPhone for free, you’ll just have to upgrade to the £41 per month contract. But your minutes are bumped up to 1200 too and unlimited texts remain.
However, these prices do not include data usage. New iPhone 4S owners will need to pay an additional £3, £6, or £10 per month extra tariff for a choice of 100MB, 500MB, or 1GB of data via Wi-Fi and 3G.
O2 – iPhone 4S pre-order page.
Carphone Warehouse is now listing the iPhone 4S on a range of tariffs through the above UK networks, you can check out the deals and options on the retailer’s website – Here.
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