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brand new Apple iPhone 3GS on pre-order at Carphone Warehouse from 10th June
brand new Apple iPhone 3GS on pre-order at Carphone Warehouse from 10th June

brand new Apple iPhone 3GS on pre-order at Carphone Warehouse from 10th June

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The iPhone 3Gs has barely been announced, and already weve got confirmation UK iPhone fans will be able to pre-order it this Wednesday. The Carphone Warehouse has confirmed itll have the iPhone 3Gs available for early sign-up on 10 June.

The Carphone Warehouse hasnt yet published a price for the iPhone 3Gs, and when we got in touch the store refused to give out a firm price tag, but O2s Twitter feed has let slip itll be charging £184.98 for the iPhone 3Gs 16GB, while the 32GB iPhone 3Gs will set you back £274.23.

Don't forget £45 quidco through CPW.

New features:

* As the name implies, the new iPhone 3G S is supposed to be faster. Apple boasts that you can load Web pages and launch apps twice as fast as the previous model. It also promises improved 3D graphics for games.
* A 3-megapixel camera with autofocus. You can also focus by tapping on the screen. It will also have settings for white balance, exposure, low-light sensitivity, and a macro mode for close-up photos.
* A camcorder. You can shoot VGA-quality video in 30 frames per second, and after you're done, you can trim the video by adjusting the start and end points. You can then send the video via MMS (included in iPhone OS 3.0) to a friend, to your MobileMe account, or even to YouTube, directly from the phone.
* Voice control, but not just for calls. Not only can you manage phone calls with your voice, you can use your voice to play music. You can ask the phone what song is playing, ask it to play a particular song from an artist or an album, and even to play songs that are similar to the currently playing track.
* A built-in digital compass. It automatically reorients the map to the direction you're facing. It works in conjunction with Maps to give you street view as well.
* Bluetooth tethering is allowed, which means you can use the iPhone 3G S as a wireless modem with your laptop. However, this is not available from AT&T for now.
* Voiceover, an accessibility setting on the new iPhone 3G S that acts as a gesture-based screen reader.
* Compatibility with Nike+ iPod, where it detects the Nike+ sensor in your shoe to track your runs.
* Improved battery life. Apple promises that the iPhone 3G S can hold up to 9 hours in Wi-Fi, 10 hours on video playback, 30 hours on audio playback, 12 hours talk time on 2G networks, and 5 hours talk time on 3G networks.
* Of course, this is in addition to the iPhone 3.0 features that were promised earlier this year, which include copy and paste, voice recording, and stereo Bluetooth.

165 Comments

It's £440 for the 16gb and £540 for the 32gb.

SilverBlack;5440946

It's £440 for the 16gb and £540 for the 32gb.



SimFree? From where?

Not sim free that's the payg prices on the 02 website.

SilverBlack;5440954

Not sim free that's the payg prices on the 02 website.



Ah so sim free easily over £600, nice, no doubt work will be starting on cracking this one though.

Umm, hold fire on the prices guys, Trustedreviews web site is reporting that someone at O2 cocked up and those aren't correct. Which I sincerly hope is the case as I'm finally ready to get an iPhone but not for that much money!

BOFH_UK;5441073

Umm, hold fire on the prices guys, Trustedreviews web site is reporting … Umm, hold fire on the prices guys, Trustedreviews web site is reporting that someone at O2 cocked up and those aren't correct. Which I sincerly hope is the case as I'm finally ready to get an iPhone but not for that much money!



£800+ total paid on contract for it is pretty hilarious

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thanks schizoboy for the tariff table!

can you still "downsize" your O2 contract after 9 months?

My N97 deal got very chilly at £425 simfree and unlocked, so not that surprised at this, although the Apple fanboys haven't arrived yet, I supposed considering the frugal nature of this website it;s not surprising.

I imagine CPW will have a better offers then O2 which seems extortionate on contract.

This is just how much contracts cost. So, I would neither say it's a great deal, nor a rip off.

Best phone on the market by a furlong though

Apple are sick! They rip us sheep off like mad :x
Products are very good though. Yes, I have an iPhone and it is so useful for me but giving up my arm and then a leg too is a bit much.

decembers_spawn;5441131

This is just how much contracts cost. So, I would neither say it's a … This is just how much contracts cost. So, I would neither say it's a great deal, nor a rip off.Best phone on the market by a furlong though



Compare other phones, typical low end phone has £50 premium, mid range £100ish, top end £150, depending of course, on contract compared to sim free/payg and seperate contract.

This is beyond £150 approaching several hundred pounds.

If other retailers compete with O2 I can see O2 reducing those initial costs pretty fast.

Mohd;5441140

Apple are sick! They rip us sheep off like mad :x



engadget.com/200…et/

looking at the chart the cheapest you can get a 16gb 3GS iphone would cost a staggering £713.82 over an 18 month contract for a measly 75 minutes + 125 texts and unlimited data.

TheBIGMan;5441239

looking at the chart the cheapest you can get a 16gb 3GS iphone would … looking at the chart the cheapest you can get a 16gb 3GS iphone would cost a staggering £713.82 over an 18 month contract for a measly 75 minutes + 125 texts and unlimited data.



Welcome to Apple Value

The top package on 24 months would cost you £1761.84 over the 2 years :shock:

SilverBlack;5441342

The top package on 24 months would cost you £1761.84 over the 2 years … The top package on 24 months would cost you £1761.84 over the 2 years :shock:



hahaha

And still no front camera for 3g video calls, hilarious.

I would love an iphone, I believe its the only phone that expands the text large enough and easily enough, for me to see without having to find my glasses every time I get a text. I currently only use about 75p a month in calls as I'm always near a landline. I imagine there are a lot of low users that want an iphone but wont get one, because, in our case, they are a huge rip off. as are most contracts.

My upgrade was due on the 06/06/09 so naturally was waiting for this.
The phone looks good but the price is f*cking awful and no place on a hot deal website!!

Your choice now (as far as I can tell is:

32GB model
£275 for the phone
£65/month for just 500 texts, 600 mins
10GB/month tethered bandwidth
On an *18* month contract

Get the older 3G 16GB model on the minimum term of 18 months

Or wait longer to see what happens

Badgers;5441458

My upgrade was due on the 06/06/09 so naturally was waiting for this. The … My upgrade was due on the 06/06/09 so naturally was waiting for this. The phone looks good but the price is f*cking awful and no place on a hot deal website!! Your choice now (as far as I can tell is: 32GB model £275 for the phone £65/month for just 500 texts, 600 mins10GB/month tethered bandwidthOn an *18* month contract Get the older 3G 16GB model on the minimum term of 18 months Or wait longer to see what happens



Technically it does have a place as the only two options are:

a) Pay O2 their criminal prices

b) Pay nothing. Get nothing.


Now most will pay nothing and are not that desperate for such an overhyped telephonic device

When competition arises as O2 no long has exclusivity on this, we'll see what happens and and actual hot deal vs, other higher prices can take place, but when there is only one retailer offering a price, they are he only ones that can be listed and technically only ones offering this product.

Whether it's good or not is personal choice and this site isn't only for cheap stuff

sorry.. but I thought the point of hotdeals was to state good prices for items when compared to other prices for the same item, not to **** off things which people deem to be expensive. If the price is blah and someone finds it for less then its hot. Whinging because you personally don't like the price of the handset when compared to your cheap nokia which does some of the same stuff, but only half as well is completely wrong.

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decembers_spawn;5441131

This is just how much contracts cost. So, I would neither say it's a … This is just how much contracts cost. So, I would neither say it's a great deal, nor a rip off.Best phone on the market by a furlong though


Its the best marketed phone on the market that all.
Pound for pound there are much better options.

I've just got the HTC Magic, free phone 600 mins and unlimited texts and internet/email for £24.47pm on an 18month contract - Total cost of contract: £450 + 40 for a 16gb memory card
To get the 16gb iphone 3gs on a similar contract: £184.98 for the phone + 34.46 on 18 months - Total cost 801.66
There is no other way its anything other than a rip off. But if people are happy to pay it then thats there perogative.

"A fool and his money are soon iParted."

decembers_spawn;5441131

Best phone on the market by a furlong though


I have to disagree. Price and quality have to be balanced, and that balance hasn't been achieved with the iPhone in my opinion. People complain about the price of Macs, and the Windows/OSX debate will continue forever (personally I think Macs are worth the extra due to the quality of OSX, others don't). However, the fact is that whilst OSX and Windows are two very distinct operating systems, the iPhone features are very comparable to other touch screen phones on the market, with a lot of phones clearly trumping it in certain areas. It is an excellent phone and one that will remain highly desirable, and if you offered to give me one I would snap your hand off, but the money needed to acquire one is just too high compared to rivals that, arguable, are actually better if not very very close.

awww gutted was willing to pay£180 for the 32gb max as i have a 16gb touch and it's always full so i dont really want another 16gb iphone that will fill up even quicker with videos/pics etc,im eligible to upgrade now so i think i'll go for the n97 as i have an unopened 8gb mem card that'll give me 40gb,it's a shame as i love my touch and use it everyday,roll on 26th june!

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Crazy Jamie;5441510

I have to disagree. Price and quality have to be balanced, and that … I have to disagree. Price and quality have to be balanced, and that balance hasn't been achieved with the iPhone in my opinion. People complain about the price of Macs, and the Windows/OSX debate will continue forever (personally I think Macs are worth the extra due to the quality of OSX, others don't). However, the fact is that whilst OSX and Windows are two very distinct operating systems, the iPhone features are very comparable to other touch screen phones on the market, with a lot of phones clearly trumping it in certain areas. It is an excellent phone and one that will remain highly desirable, and if you offered to give me one I would snap your hand off, but the money needed to acquire one is just too high compared to rivals that, arguable, are actually better if not very very close.


Well said.

http://blogs.smh.com.au/mashup/images/applause.gif

dr_aj;5441416

I would love an iphone, I believe its the only phone that expands the … I would love an iphone, I believe its the only phone that expands the text large enough and easily enough, for me to see without having to find my glasses every time I get a text. .



That might be true out of the box, but any smartphone would probably have a third party application available to show texts in large fonts, I know the Nokia ones have an app that can show the text on screen for 30 seconds after receiving and the size can be varied.......I just checked my Nokia, the font size for texts can be increased anyway.

Apart from the price, the problem with the iPhone is the sheer bulk of the thing. It's just too big. It also suffers on camera. I think Apple have done well to get more performance at the same time as improving battery life on the 3GS.

iPhones on o2 can never really be a deal because of their exclusive rights, unlike germany where the rip-off was challenged in court and Apple forced to sell through multiple channels, we in Britain have to suffer at the behest of Apple and the spanish network provider.

Steer clear. If you must have one then get one that has been jailbroken. They are the only iPhone deals.

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brrrr .... :-D

androoski my understand was O2 LOST their exclusivity that is why it it is listed on the CPW site, just no details like the O2 site

schizoboy;5441627

androoski my understand was O2 LOST their exclusivity that is why it it … androoski my understand was O2 LOST their exclusivity that is why it it is listed on the CPW site, just no details like the O2 site



CPW can only sell it sim-locked to O2 though.

Wow!! Those costs are rediculous! I will stick with my Jailbroken 3G orange contract until it runs out... think the palm pre might be for me!

schizoboy;5441627

androoski my understand was O2 LOST their exclusivity that is why it it … androoski my understand was O2 LOST their exclusivity that is why it it is listed on the CPW site, just no details like the O2 site



CPW were selling them last year, that's where i got mine from

JayBird;5441661

CPW were selling them last year, that's where i got mine from



Selling them on O2 though? So still with O2 exclusivity

As I understand it, it is no longer O2 only.

Or I;m talking utter rubbish:

guardian.co.uk/tec…nch

O2, however, appears to have retained its exclusive rights to be the only … O2, however, appears to have retained its exclusive rights to be the only British network to sell the iPhone, more than 18 months after first forging a deal with Apple.

I swear I thought I saw confirmation that as O2 were doing Palm Pre that Apple were offering it to all networks now, it seems not, and so iPhone will remain prohibitively, extortionately expensive and overpriced on insanely costed tariffs.

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schizoboy;5441681

Selling them on O2 though? So still with O2 exclusivityAs I understand … Selling them on O2 though? So still with O2 exclusivityAs I understand it, it is no longer O2 only.


o2 have an exclusive deal on the iphone till 2011 however there have been rumours about apple ending it early, but at the moment the iphone is exclusive to o2.

N20Y1D;5441696

o2 have an exclusive deal on the iphone till 2011 however there have been … o2 have an exclusive deal on the iphone till 2011 however there have been rumours about apple ending it early, but at the moment the iphone is exclusive to o2.



See above

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Quick question for you mobile hotshots.

If I purchased a PAYG Iphone 3GS, and put it onto the Simplicity Month-by-Month deal.. would I still get the 12months of free unlimited internet that comes standard with the PAYG SIM? Ie can I put a PAYG SIM onto a Simplicity Plan?

thanks

(cause the way i see it that's the cheapest option to take ownership & 24 months use of one of these new iphones, I can show my maths if anyone cares)

wazza1234;5441762

Quick question for you mobile hotshots.If I purchased a PAYG Iphone 3GS, … Quick question for you mobile hotshots.If I purchased a PAYG Iphone 3GS, and put it onto the Simplicity Month-by-Month deal.. would I still get the 12months of free unlimited internet that comes standard with the PAYG SIM? Ie can I put a PAYG SIM onto a Simplicity Plan?thanks :D(cause the way i see it that's the cheapest option to take ownership & 24 months use of one of these new iphones, I can show my maths if anyone cares)



A question for O2 Customer Services I imagine as I have no idea how that deal is implimented.

You will loose the free Internet I got a p&g 3g but lost free Internet if I used my simplicity sim, I now use it on the p&g but have o2 numbers bolt on £5pm 1000 minutes or text to 10 fav o2 numbers

yet to see another phone hold the resale value of an iphone
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