Apple-branded unicorn spotted at 3
It's breeding season for white iPhones
It's breeding season for white iPhone 4s, with the fabled unicorn of the smartphone world suddenly proliferating across UK providers.
The latest spotting of the mythical phone by Slashgear.com came at Three UK's site. The operator is offering both 16GB and 32GB versions across its plans. The phone itself starts at a lightly blanching £319 for the £25-a-month plan, down to £89 on the £43-a-month plan.
This follows an eve-of-spring sighting at Expansys, which was punting the phone for as little as £919.99. However, yesterday, the reseller's site showed that pricing had not been announced for the white iPhone 4.
Vodafone, O2, Orange and T-Mobile appear to be taking a Fordian approach, resolutely sticking to the black varietal. ®
Does that come with a free copy of the iPhone version of "Duke Nukem Forever" on it?
I can't wait to get this and wrap it up in my leopad skin cover. This black iphone 4 is sooo last month.
@Piloti - You should be a climate change scientist
The way you can manipulate numbers like that, its freaky.
iphone 4 off contract is £510.
If you deliberately choose a stupid contract, and include the cost of the contract in the phone cost, then yes, it will cost you more than that. The same is true if you buy any phone, even one of your magical nokias.
If you actually compare like with like, the comparison is different. Eg, on three, their 'one plan' is £25/month SIM only, or £35/month with a subsidised iphone for £69.
The contract length on both of these contracts is 24 months, making the cost of the phone £309 above the cost of the contract. I'm sure even a nokia has a calculator app, perhaps you should use it before trolling so pathetically.
Are you in fact super miffed because you spent the same amount of money on a nokia phone + contract, and have to keep justifying to yourself how daft everyone else is?
Unless of course you do the mathematics.
Let me demonstrate :
£25 x 24 months is £600 /plus/ the £300 'up front" fee is....... er, near as fuck it, £900.
All the other tariffs, are within this ball park, when compared to your maths of £300 - £400.
Even if you are correct and suggest £600 , this is still a massive amount of money for what is nothing more than a glorified paperweight.
Nah, you can shove it where the sun don't shine my smart'phonefile friend. I'll stick with my decent Nokia. Bar far a more useful and well thought out device than the Apple pap, is not locked to any network so will take any sim, has a proper keyboard, excellent speaker 'phone and, more importantly, can multi task.
Apple plays this very nice
Really. I'm meanwhile convinced they happily hold back the white one just to create some new well-cooked hype at a time when the sales of the iPhone 4 begin to slacken (because the next one is in sight).
And I have to confess that I quite like the white one, even if I won't buy it.