iphone at 02

This coming Friday, November 9th, is another big launch date for Apple.  It’s the day that the iPhone officially goes on sale in the UK.  Apple’s press release says the phone will go on sale at 6:02 PM, but I’m sure that’s a typo and they meant to say 6:00. So here’s what you need to know:


  • The iPhone will be available at Apple Stores, 02, and Carphone Warehouse retail and online stores
  • Over 1300 different locations will have the iPhone for sale
  • At 02 stores, over 450 new employees were hired to be iPhone specialists


  • November 9 @ 6:00 PM


  • Price: £269 for the 8GB model
  • Consumers will be able to purchase two iPhones per person on a first come first serve basis
  • Buyers must lock into an 18 month contract with service provider 02 (compared to 24 month contract here in the US, it’s not so bad)


  • Three tariffs will be available starting at £35
  • Tariffs include unlimited usage of 02 mobile data network
  • Also includes unlimited use of The Cloud (largest single public Wi-Fi network in the UK)

Any of you UK’ers planning to line-up early on Friday to get your hands on an iPhone?