UK carriers will be taking orders for the latest iteration of Apple’s all-conquering smartphone from June 15th, with orders despatched on June 24th.
Orange has announced only that it will be carrying the handset, while Vodafone has already launched a pre-registration page to provide potential customers with availability and tariff updates.
Meanwhile, O2, which is also running a pre-registration scheme, has confirmed via Twitter that it will be offering existing iPhone customers a limited period upgrade offer. Details of eligibility are due to be announced on the micro blogging site imminently. Notably absent from the rush to offer the phone are T-Mobile, 3 and Virgin Media.
iPhone 4 price points are yet to be unveiled, but at the World Wide Developers Conference yesterday Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs revealed that US buyers will be able to get their hands on the handset for $199 when the sign up for a two-year contract.
In the case of earlier editions of the handset, the dollar price has broadly equated exactly to pounds – suggesting that the cheapest contract deals will offer the most affordable, 16GB edition for around £199.
The iPhone 4 improves on the current-generation 3G S with the addition of HD video recording, video calling, a high-density ‘Retina Display’, a five megapixel camera and improved battery life.
At 9.3mm thick, the handset is the world’s thinnest smartphone and is available in a choice of black and white and in storage options of 16GB and 32GB.