Several UK networks have today announced that they will be accepting pre-orders for the recently unveiled iPhone 6 from September 12th, the same day Apple will be accepting pre-orders for the handsets.
The latest iPhone was announced by Apple on the 9th September, showing off two brand new handsets before topping proceedings off by unveiling the long awaited AppleWatch, which won’t be commercially available until next year.
EE, Vodafone, 3 and O2 have all announced that they will be accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 6 on the 12th, with consumers able to pre-order via phone, by popping in-store or online.
Other companies like Virgin Media, GiffGaff and TalkMobile haven’t announced the same information just yet, but they are also likely to take pre-orders to avoid missing out on customers.
The iPhone 6 comes in two different sizes, with the standard sized device measuring up at 4.7”, whilst a larger Plus model boasts a 5.5” display, both of which will sport Retina HD technology.
Behind the display is a brand new Apple A8 processor which can be found in both devices, whilst a new M8 co-processor is also present in both iPhones.
Apple has stuck with the ‘less is more’ mantra with the iPhone 6’s camera, with both the 6 and 6 Plus boasting 8 megapixel iSight efforts, with the larger model also getting Optical Image Stabilisation.
When it comes down to storage, Apple has moved on to bigger and better things, opting to offer 16GB, 64GB and now 128GB versions of both iPhones, giving us more than enough room for all of our music and movies.
As always Apple has opted not to include expandable storage, meaning you’re stuck with what you’re given, unless you pay for extra iCloud storage of course.
iOS 8 is also included on both handsets, meaning apps like Health, and HomeKit are available on both handsets, whilst upcoming features like ApplePay will also be coming along sooner rather than later.
Prices for the iPhone vary depending on which model and how much storage you opt for, but network deals are also likely to vary considering which tariff you opt for as well.
It’s unlikely that a free handset will be coming with a reasonable monthly price tag, with costs expecting to settle at around £50/month for the iPhone 6.
However, with an up-front payment, deals can be expected to drop down in price to a more manageable £30/month or less, obviously depending on what handset you opt for.
Of course, if you can’t wait for the postman to drop your latest piece of hardware off at your door, you could always join the raft of Apple fanatics who are happy to queue for the handset at their nearest Apple store.
Written by Luke Hatfield