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O2, Carphone: More 2.5G iPhones inbound

updated 10:55 am EDT, Thu May 8, 2008

O2, CW to restock iPhones

UK residents worried that they may no longer be able to get a 2.5G iPhone are safe, reports say. Although Carphone Warehouse sold out last week, and the O2 website presently states that neither the 8GB or 16GB iPhones are available, representatives from both retailers say that more stocks are inbound or already present for some of their sales venues. O2 notes that more 16GB iPhones have been ordered for web sales, while its high street retail stores should still have some in stock.

Carphone says it has also managed to obtain 16GB phones for its retail shops, but that the situation for online stocks is currently being analyzed.

Apple, as usual, has attempted to maintain consistent numbers of both 8 and 16GB devices, but 8GB models may have otherwise disappeared from UK shelves. O2 and Carphone say they are reviewing online and offline stocks, but a price cut is set to expire on June 1st, only days before many analysts believe Apple will announce a 3G iPhone. As such, it is expected that neither of the UK's third-party iPhone retailers will order more 8GB phones, which would have to be priced at a severe discount to be cleared from inventory.

by MacNN Staff





  1. Constable Odo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Worried about no iPhones?

    I thought those people in the UK didn't even want to pay anything for the iPhone. They cried it was too overpriced and 2.5 EDGE useless. When the 3G iPhone is introduced they'll probably have some other excuse not to buy it. Oh, that's right, they refuse to buy unsubsidized cellphones by saying only bloody fools (Americans and Russians) pay full price for a grotty cellphone.

    Hard to believe it's the same place they sell Rolls Royces, Aston Martins, TVRs and Jaguars. Must be people outside of the UK buying those expensive cars because those companies don't give rebates to pikers.

  1. mullum

    Joined: Dec 1969


    oh ? so ...

    what's the real reason you dislike Britain/the British ?
    You clearly have a very large chip on your shoulder, or should I say "french fry".
    Actually, I think it'd be fair to say that the Brit's love the iPhone and indeed all of Apple's products, despite paying more for these products than their American counterparts.
    But they understand, doing business there costs Apple a little more, so its cool.

  1. moonmonkey

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Odo, They sell those cars in most countries, I don't really get your point. The UK expects faster wireless connections because the have a more developed telephone network than the US, they have also had much more advanced handsets than the US for a long time. They don't hate the iPhone they are just not queuing up to buy 10 and sell them on ebay at a loss like the Americans did.

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