The good news is that you don’t have to worry about the contract with your mobile carrier if you do decide to get the iPhone 4S, because you can buy one directly at the Apple store in the UK SIM-free. Both the black and white versions of the iPhone 4s can be bought starting at £499 (16 GB model) with an extra £100 for each model upgrade (£599 for 32GB model and £699 for 64GB model).
The bad news for those who can’t wait even for another day is that while pre-orders are already accepted, shipping out of the phones won’t start until October. Oh, and though the iPhone 4s will be officially available 4 days from now, don’t expect your order to be dispatched right away because the website says that the phones will be dispatched 1-2 weeks from the date of order. That’s another half month of agonizing and daydreaming about your would-be love affair with Siri.
For those who are not that crazy about spending that much money on the iPhone 4S, you might want to check out the various deals from mobile carriers since T-Mobile, Orange, Three, and Vodafone have already released their iPhone 4S tariffs for UK buyers. O2 and Tesco Mobile have also said that the iPhone 4S will be available thru them, although there is no word yet as to their pricing and contract terms.