I almost forgot about this one this morning until skimming the Guardian over breakfast, but Apple have announced the iPhone for the UK, with a release date of November 9th. Here’s some points to note from the press coverage this morning…
- The iPhone will retail at Â£269 (â‚¬386) and will be carried, as previously suggested, by O2
- There will be no discount on the handset
- First-time buyers subject to minimum 18 month contract with O2
- Steve Jobs wouldn’t talk revenue share
- Subscribers in UK will have bundled access to 7,500 WiFi spots – what does that leave Irish market?
- No 3G
- 80% of O2’s “high value customers” would love an iPhone, not necessarily buy an iPhone
- Contracts start from Â£35 (â‚¬50) per month including unlimited data
- EDGE and WiFi all the way
- UK only today, other European countries within the next quarter…
As much as I have a love for all things Apple, there’s still not enough in an iPhone to sway me, plus no concrete details on a rollout within the Irish market. Did someone tell me the Nokia N95 8GB model is hitting the shelves here around the same time?