On September 18, 2007, Apple announced that the UK release date for the iPhone will be November 9, 2007. If you want to buy UK iPhone, you have three different alternatives: the Apple Retail stores, the O2 stores, and The Carphone Warehouse stores. If you donâ€™t want to stand in line, you can order the phone online and have it delivered to you.
On September 18 Apple also announced the final UK iPhone price. If you want to become the proud over of an UK iPhone, you need to cough up Â£269.00. You also have to sign up for one of the UK iPhone plans offered by O2, the exclusive carrier for the iPhone the United Kingdom. There are three different plans available from O2, ranging from Â£35 to Â£55 per month depending on how many minutes and SMS you want your plan to include.
As mentioned above, O2 is the exclusive iPhone carrier for the UK and this has naturally sparked an interest in software capable of unlocking the iPhone. To Appleâ€™s dismay, several programs capable of unlocking American and UK iPhone have already been developed by rouge software experts. One of these programs is even open source and completely free to use for anyone and might become a serious problem for O2. The open source program is however rumoured to be complicated to use and more or less impossible to utilize for the average cell phone user.