Apple UK to host special (iPhone?) event next week

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  • Reply 61 of 79
    O2 in the UK has been defending revenue sharing deals with handset maunfacturers and upgrading their base stations to EDGE. I think that's a clue that they have secured the iPhone and that it will not be a 3G version.



    http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=42210



    http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=42327
  • Reply 62 of 79
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CMcK View Post


    O2 in the UK has been defending revenue sharing deals with handset maunfacturers and upgrading their base stations to EDGE. I think that's a clue that they have secured the iPhone and that it will not be a 3G version.



    http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=42210



    http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=42327



    As I recall from these forums T-Mobile and Orange also had significant EDGE coverage in Germany and France, respectively.
  • Reply 63 of 79
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by solipsism View Post


    As I recall from these forums T-Mobile and Orange also had significant EDGE coverage in Germany and France, respectively.



    Don't know about Germany and France but in the UK Orange and T-Mobile both have better EDGE coverage than O2.



    O2's data plans are expensive too, unlike t-mobile.
  • Reply 64 of 79
    o2 will be launching some new flat rate data plans to rival tmobiles webn walk as well 3's xseries so i dont think thats a valid point.



    AT&T only launches new price plans including data plans shortly before the Iphone launch.
  • Reply 65 of 79
    After spending £4bn on a 3G licence why would O2 bother to upgrade their base stations to Edge?
  • Reply 66 of 79
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bavlondon2 View Post


    o2 will be launching some new flat rate data plans to rival tmobiles webn walk as well 3's xseries so i dont think thats a valid point.



    And news of this is where ?
  • Reply 67 of 79
    mcdavemcdave Posts: 1,919member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by thehellgate911 View Post


    Please just give us a 16GB iPhone in america for crying out loud! I don't care about 3G. There is none in my area anyway.



    Not that we're going to get iPhones in NZ anytime soon but I think I'd be happy with an 8GB version. iPod Mini and AppleTV have taught me how to use/synch smart playlists (check your playcounts to see how much of your iTunes library you actually listen to/watch). We're all taught bigger=better though so maybe top end versions should be available just to keep the spec-monkey's happy - for a while.



    McD
  • Reply 68 of 79
    Here's the problem with UK phone suppliers, currently none of them offer unlimted data access via a phone. they offer stupid packages the give you limited usuage and then charge from £1-50 to £2.50 per MB. If you look at the AT&T tarriffs in the U.S, they all offer unlimited access to data. In the UK you can use the vodafone or orange Data card or USB modem for £25 per month unlimited usuage. I used to use my phone as a modem but it was too expensive and as the 12" pB didn't have a slot for the datacard so I was stuck, until they released the USB modem. ANYWAY, my point is if the UK supplier, most likely O2 offers similar packages to what they have already without unlmited data access from a mobile phnoe then the whole safari web browser becomes sort of redundant unless you are withina wi-fi area or loaded.
  • Reply 69 of 79
    http://investing.reuters.co.uk/news/...NE-BRITAIN.XML



    Apple rumored to receive as much as 40 percent of O2 iPhone revenue. Isn't that way too much?
  • Reply 70 of 79
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by green-bee.salsa View Post


    http://investing.reuters.co.uk/news/...NE-BRITAIN.XML



    Apple rumored to receive as much as 40 percent of O2 iPhone revenue. Isn't that way too much?



    if that's true then there was a serious apple fanboy sitting at the table for o2 negotiating the terms
  • Reply 71 of 79
    Mr S Jobs is in London. "Mum is no longer the word" is going to be a Stevenote!





    Link
  • Reply 72 of 79
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 33,285member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by saschke View Post


    if that's true then there was a serious apple fanboy sitting at the table for o2 negotiating the terms



    I've read 10%
  • Reply 73 of 79
    http://shop.o2.co.uk/maintenance-consumer.html



    The online O2 shop is offline, as if they might be updating it with new products?
  • Reply 74 of 79
    Is anyone offering live coverage of the event?



    Yep.. just found it on Engadget:



    http://www.engadget.com/2007/09/18/l...ent-in-london/
  • Reply 75 of 79
    http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/technolo...nt_london.html







    QUOTE=SpinDrift;1144202]Is anyone offering live coverage of the event?



    Yep.. just found it on Engadget:



    http://www.engadget.com/2007/09/18/l...ent-in-london/[/QUOTE]
  • Reply 76 of 79
    mcdavemcdave Posts: 1,919member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by barney View Post


    Here's the problem with UK phone suppliers, currently none of them offer unlimted data access via a phone. they offer stupid packages the give you limited usuage and then charge from £1-50 to £2.50 per MB. If you look at the AT&T tarriffs in the U.S, they all offer unlimited access to data. In the UK you can use the vodafone or orange Data card or USB modem for £25 per month unlimited usuage. I used to use my phone as a modem but it was too expensive and as the 12" pB didn't have a slot for the datacard so I was stuck, until they released the USB modem. ANYWAY, my point is if the UK supplier, most likely O2 offers similar packages to what they have already without unlmited data access from a mobile phnoe then the whole safari web browser becomes sort of redundant unless you are withina wi-fi area or loaded.



    I was never convinced 3G data made sense financially. I can see why the lack of urgency though it sounds like a good idea.
  • Reply 77 of 79
    Quote:

    10:32 - Q: What are your plans for iPhone launch in Europe, and your reaction to upsetting other carriers who feel played-off in terms of not getting this deal?



    Steve: "We said we'd be in a few countries in Europe and we still plan to do that. As to the carriers, we took the approach to see who would be the best fit -- it's like going out on a few dates before getting married. So yeah, we have a few upset girlfriends out there." Laughter.



    You mean they were the easiest to get into bed!
  • Reply 78 of 79
    The announced package is pretty underwhelming.

    The price of the device itself is fine.



    But the tariff starts at $70 (£35) per month for 200 minutes of voice and "unlimited" data.

    Data is supposed to be over Edge - but O2 have not yet upgraded their network. By launch they will only have 30% of the country covered. The rest of the country will have to cope with GPRS.



    So your unlimited data will be extremely limited by pathetically slow data rates.

    So it does not matter that you can only browse 1400 pages per day - you'd be lucky to download more than ten an hour.



    Wait for the 3G version. Or at least wait for Edge to be rolled out nationally.





    C.
  • Reply 79 of 79
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Carniphage View Post


    But the tariff starts at $70 (£35) per month for 200 minutes of voice and "unlimited" data.

    Data is supposed to be over Edge - but O2 have not yet upgraded their network. By launch they will only have 30% of the country covered. The rest of the country will have to cope with GPRS.



    So your unlimited data will be extremely limited by pathetically slow data rates.

    So it does not matter that you can only browse 1400 pages per day - you'd be lucky to download more than ten an hour.



    Wait for the 3G version. Or at least wait for Edge to be rolled out nationally.



    I bet that 30% is 30% of the population not land mass. ie. London.
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