UK networks and retailers have revealed the pricing for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus as preorders hit the UK
The two flagships were unveiled at Apple’s Keynote Event on 7th September, equipped with new waterproof and dustproof features, while also controversially ditching the headphone jack. They are due to hit UK stores on 16th September.
Carphone Warehouse has started the pre-order promotions by offering customers £200 cashback when they trade in their old iPhone 6 and upgrade to the new flagship.
The cashback promotion puts the retailer in direct competition with Apple’s Upgrade Programme, which currently has the 32GB device priced at a monthly cost of £33.45 for the iPhone 7 and £39.45 for the iPhone 7 Plus. The program enables customers to purchase the iPhone 7 unlocked, spread the cost across 20 months and automatically upgrade to the latest iPhone every year.
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Apple will also have to see off competition from O2 and EE, both of which will use their own upgrade programmes to push the new flagships. EE’s upgrade programme will cost users £10 upfront and then £65.99 a month for 25GB data, free Apple Music and BT Sports, as well as a free upgrade to the new iPhone every year.
O2 is offering the devices on a number of its Refresh tariffs which will start at £50 a month for the iPhone 7 32GB model with an upfront cost of £179.99.
The network is offering free music streaming to those who take out contracts with 30GB data while those on 5GB or more will get free EU roaming. This promotion comes months before roaming charges will be automatically abolished across the EU in 2017.
Vodafone has bundled the new Apple flagships with a number of data heavy 24 month tariffs, which will run from 12th-15th September. This will enable users to choose either 20GB for £58 a month on the iPhone 7 or 30GB of data for £63 a month on the iPhone 7 Plus. This will include free roaming data as well as 24 months access to Spotify Premium, Sky Sports Mobile or NOW TV.
BT Mobile’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus pre-orders will start from £49 a month for 3GB at an upfront cost of £80. For 15GB data, users can pay £30 upfront and then £59 a month.
Three will stock both the 32GB and 128GB versions of the new flagships, with the latter starting at £37 and £45 for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus respectively, both with 4GB data.
Virgin Media has announced that it will stock the new flagships but has yet to reveal pre-order pricing.