By June 9, 2009

O2 to launch iPhone 3G S in the UK on 19 June

Unless you have been living under a rock you’ll probably be aware that Apple are due to launch a new version of the popular iPhone some time this month. It’s possibly one of the worst-kept Apple secrets. So Apple have finally made the announcement official and have introduced the new iPhone 3GS. Not a radical change from the existing iPhone 3G and possibly a little disappointing that it doesn’t go further, however O2 have been quick to confirm that they will be carrying said handset here in the UK.


O2 to launch iPhone 3G S in the UK on 19 June

O2 today confirmed two exciting iPhone developments. Firstly, the launch of two new iPhones, the iPhone 3G S 16GB and iPhone 3G S 32GB. Both will be available in the UK exclusively on the O2 network on 19 June. The second announcement is confirmation that the release of iPhone OS 3.0 software will also be available to download through iTunes on 17 June and is free to all existing iPhone customers, offering over 100 new features.

The new iPhone 3G S will be free on selected O2 consumer and business tariffs and also available to Pay & Go customers.

iPhone 3G S combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone 3G, O2’s fastest selling handset, with improved battery life, a higher resolution 3MP autofocus camera and a new built-in digital compass for instant navigation. From 19 June all iPhone 3G handsets with the latest iPhone OS 3.0 software will feature the hotly demanded Picture Messaging (MMS), as well as an Internet tethering option*** to connect your PC or Mac to the Internet using the iPhone 3G as a modem.

iPhone 3G S will be available in the UK through O2, Carphone Warehouse and Apple sales channels. It can be purchased online from 19 June by visiting

All customers will continue to receive unlimited browsing on their iPhone over O2’s HSDPA network** and unlimited access to over 7,500 Wi-Fi hotspots through both The Cloud and now BT Openzone.

Both the 16GB and 32GB iPhone 3G S will also be available to Pay & Go customers at the following prices:

· iPhone 3G 8GB – £342.50

· iPhone 3G S 16GB – £440.40

· iPhone 3G S 32GB – £538.30

iPhone 3G S 16GB and 32GB models will also be available on a number of O2 business tariffs on a 24 or 36?month contract.

**Subject to O2’s excessive use policy

*** Available with the Internet Tethering Bolt On

See the O2 website for pricing details –


Posted by: Matt

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