MSE News: iPhone 4 to launch this month, but on which networks?

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"Apple's new iPhone 4 may not be as widely available as the current model, which could stifle future price drops
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  • demonblade
    demonblade Posts: 282 Forumite
    "Orange UK will launch iPhone 4 on June 24th"


    http://newsroom.orange.co.uk/2010/06/07/orange-uk-to-launch-iphone-4/
  • Percy1983
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    MSE says

    "Don't be a sheep and save your money"

    words fall on deaf sheep ears...
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  • wizk1
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    As nice as the New iPhone looks. I'll be more interested to see what the next generation of Android phones have to offer.
  • mattytun
    mattytun Posts: 13,920 Forumite
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    Can't sleep, quit counting sheep and talk directly to the shepherd :cool:
  • jd87
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    I still don't understand the pricing structure here:
    Apple suggests retailers sell the 16GB iPhone 4 model for $199 (£138) for the 32GB model for $299 (£207).

    Surely that means with a contract. If so, doesn't the price actually depend on the level of contract? In which case aren't these figures meaningless?

    "iPhone 4, only £138! With a £60 a month contract for 24 months."
  • Jon_01
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    jd87 wrote: »
    I still don't understand the pricing structure here:



    Surely that means with a contract. If so, doesn't the price actually depend on the level of contract? In which case aren't these figures meaningless?

    "iPhone 4, only £138! With a £60 a month contract for 24 months."

    Yup thats the price plus contract.

    http://i48.tinypic.com/35ity1e.jpg

    Here the US prices, the last column (No commitment) should be something like the UK payg price. Just change the $ for £. . .
  • MercilessKiller
    MercilessKiller Posts: 7,143 Forumite
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    Countdown time baby...

    Any guesses whether it will be released on PAYG at the same time???
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  • MercilessKiller
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    Percy1983 wrote: »
    MSE says

    "Don't be a sheep and save your money"

    words fall on deaf sheep ears...

    Did you ever think people buy the iphone because it is an absolutely fantastic device which works, doesn't crash, is fast, and a great media player as well as interent device and phone?

    For what people are paying for most contracts these days the iPhone pricing is very competitive...

    So MSE advise isn't "don't be a sheep"....
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  • Jon_01
    Jon_01 Posts: 5,869 Forumite
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    Countdown time baby...

    Any guesses whether it will be released on PAYG at the same time???


    You would hope, I can't see Apple wanting to miss any sales. Payg will also sell to people half way through their contracts and just want the phone.

    Personally, if its more than £499, I'm getting a Desire. Its very nice, but its not worth more than £500 never mind what Mr Jobs thinks. . .
  • MercilessKiller
    MercilessKiller Posts: 7,143 Forumite
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    I'll definitely get the PAYG version with an O2 iPhone Simplicity contract.. Saves a lot of money in the long run... already use o2 simplicity and the price is the same anyway monthly...

    If you get the Desire you'd regret it in a few months ^-^
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