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Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus pre-orders open in UK

Paul Withers
September 9, 2016

Smartphones will go on sale across all major retailers and operators from next Friday

The Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus has today been made available for pre-order across the UK.

Carphone’s recommended deal for both is £42 per month with 3GB of data on Vodafone. The former costs £79.99 upfront, with the later priced at £169.99.

The retailer is also offering a guaranteed £200 to any customers trading in their iPhone 6 in-store that upgrade to the iPhone 7 before September 30.



At EE, the iPhone 7 will be available from £50.99 per month with an upfront cost of £49.99 on the 5GB 4GEE Plan.

Its larger sibling will cost £55.99 per month with an upfront cost of £79.99 on the same tariff with 10GB of data.

Additionally, both devices will be available on selected 4GEE Max plans, which include a free upgrade to the latest iPhone every year when they trade in their existing handset.

These plans start from £65.99 per month and include 25GB of data, inclusive BT Sport and the ability to use the customers’ allowance in the EU at no extra cost.

Lastly, customers can trade in their current handset to put towards the upfront cost of one of the new devices with EE Recycle and Reward.

If existing customers are in the last 45 days of their plan, they can upgrade for free. They can also hand their current phone to a friend or family member and add a 4GEE SIM to an existing plan from £8 per month on a year-long contract, enabling them access to the shared data allowance as well as unlimited UK calls and texts.



Both the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are being made available on O2’s Refresh tariffs.

The former is available from £45 per month with an upfront charge of £179, while the later costs £50 per month and £189.99 upfront. Both are available with unlimited minutes, texts and 5GB of data.

This year, O2 is offering customers a range of benefits, including a ‘Yearly Upgrade Programme, free EU roaming, up to 50GB of data and free music streaming.

The upgrade programme offers customers the opportunity to trade in their old phone after 12 months and move to a new one, without having to pay to end their Refresh phone plan.

Customers buying either iPhone on the tariff pay for their airtime and phone plans separately, meaning that in a year’s time the customer will have already paid off a percentage of the phone.

O2 will waive the remainder of the cost of the phone when customers trade in their old handset – leaving them free to upgrade immediately.

Customers taking a Refresh tariff with at least 5GB of data will receive O2 Travel free in the EU. This service usually offers customers 120 minutes, 120 texts and unlimited data for £1.99 a day.

For those taking out tariffs with 30GB or more, they will be able to use SoundCloud, Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and Deezer to stream music without eating into their data allowance.

Finally, O2 is offering up to £400 for anyone choosing to hand in the iPhone 6s Plus through O2 Recycle, and up to £370 for the iPhone 6s.



The operator is offering the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus on its Red tariffs, with a wide range of pricing for both.

On the iPhone 7 for pre-orders placed September 9-11 inclusive, an example of this makes it available for £53 per month with unlimited minutes, texts and 20GB of UK data and an upfront cost of £30.

There is also a choice of 24 months access to either Spotify Premium, Sky Sports Mobile TV or NOW TV.

An example for the iPhone 7 Plus for pre-orders placed between September 9-11 inclusive makes it available for £58 per month with unlimited minutes, texts and 30GB of UK data.

Inclusive roaming minutes and 500MB of roaming data is also include, as is the two year access to either Spotify Premium, Sky Sports Mobile TV or NOW TV.

Vodafone customers will also benefit from the launch of WiFi Calling on both smartphones from September 16. This will be available for those taking out a Red plan.


Prices on Three start from £37 per month for the iPhone 7 and £45 per month for the iPhone 7 Plus.

Both cost £149 upfront and come with unlimited minutes, texts and 4GB of data.

Three is also offering a plan with 30GB of data, with an upfront cost of £99 and costing £44 per month and £52 per month respectively.

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