Where and When You Can Buy the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

By Gerald Lynch on at

Apple's iPhone 6, in its two different sizes, is finally here. The rumour mill has turned its last and we finally know each device's particulars. Now that the wait is over you will want to know where you can buy the device, and for how much. With all the best deals from EE, Three, O2, Vodafone, and more networks and retailers, we've got you covered.

Apple

Not fussed about getting a contract deal with a network? Why not go direct to the source and pick up the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus straight from Apple? Opening pre-orders on September 12th, Apple's iPhone 6 comes in gold, silver or space grey, and will be available in the UK for £539 for the 16GB model, £619 for the 64GB model and in an all-new 128GB model for £699. The larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus comes in gold, silver or space grey, and will be available in the UK starting at £619 for the 16GB model, £699 for the 64GB model and £789 for the new top-flight 128GB model. Shipping on September 19th, that looks like the day you'll want to be preparing your tent for should you plan on camping outside one of Apple's retail shops too.

Vodafone

Anyone taking out a contract from September 12th will get double content on its 4G Red XL or Red XXL plans. In other words, along with the phone, you'll get not only 6 months worth Netflix, and a choice of access to either Spotify Premium or Sky Sports Mobile TV for a full 24 months, too.

All iPhone models have various upfront costs depending on which monthly payment plan you choose; the iPhone 6 16GB model monthly payments start at £26.50; the 64GB from £31.50, and the 128GB model from £31.50. Meanwhile the 16GB, 64GB and 128GB iPhone 6 Plus models all cost from £31.50 a month.

EE

EE is the first network confirmed to be using the new handset's Wi-Fi calling options. EE customers on the company's 4GEE and 4GEE Extra Plans can usually benefit from  2-for-1 cinema tickets on Wednesdays, inclusive roaming calls and texts within selected international locations and inclusive unlimited 080 numbers -- all worth considering if you're looking to pick up the handsets.

For actual iPhone prices however, the iPhone 6 costs £29.99 upfront for a 16GB model with monthly payments from £50.99; the 64GB model costs £29.99 upfront with monthly payments from £63.99; the 128GB model costs £49.99 upfront, with monthly payments from £63.99.

The iPhone 6 Plus costs £29.99 upfront for the 16GB model with monthly payments of £63.99; the 64GB model costs £49.99 upfront with monthly payments from £63.99, and the 128GB model costs £149.99 upfront with monthly payments from £63.99

O2

O2 has now revealed its pricing and contract details, too, with a whole tonne of deals going up on its site (which seems to be getting a hammering at the moment, as the iPhone 6 page keeps failing to load. O2 has highlighted a few contracts though that it feels are its best value. A 20GB tariff with unlimited minutes and texts will cost you £48 a month on the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, with an upfront payment of £49.99. You'll need to pay the same £49.99 upfront payment to get the iPhone 6 Plus, but it's paired with a £53 a month contract on the 20GB tariff.

For a cheaper monthly cost from O2, a 2GB tariff with unlimited minutes and texts costs £38 a month on the smaller iPhone 6, with a £129.99 upfront cost. On the same tariff, that upfront costs drops to £119.99 for the iPhone 6 Plus, while the monthly cost rises to £43.

Check out the table below for in-depth contract details.

It has also announced that customers looking to trade up from an iPhone 5S handset can earn as much as £280 if they have a 64GB version that's been kept in good nick. If you're looking to get the handset on O2, you can sign up for updates on its deals here.

Three

Three UK is also accepting pre-orders. Both the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and larger iPhone 6 Plus cost £99 upfront regardless of contract (with one noted exception), on two-year deals. Voice and texts are unlimted across all deals, so it's only data and phone storage size left to wrestle with.

For the iPhone 6, to get 1GB of data with the 16GB version will cost you £38pm, £43pm with the 64GB handset and £48 pm for the 128GB handset. Those prices rise to £41pm, £46pm and £51pm respective of handset size when going for a 2GB data allowance, and £45pm, £50pm and £55pm on an all-you-can-eat data package.

Looking at the iPhone 6 Plus on Three, to get 1GB of data with the 16GB version will cost you £44pm, £49pm with the 64GB handset and £54 pm for the 128GB handset. Those prices rise to £47pm, £52pm and £57pm respective of handset size when going for a 2GB data allowance, and up to £51pm, and £56pm for the 16GB and 64GB handsets on all-you-can-eat data packages. If you want the premium 128GB iPhone 6 Plus on an all-you-can-eat allowance, the upfront cost rises to £119, paired with a £60pm contract.

Three's network benefits are top notch, offering "Feel at Home" international roaming with the same amount of data, texts and minutes as your UK contract in 16 international destinations, and free, unlimited and inclusive 4G data where available.

Check out the chart below for comparison:

Virgin Media

Branson's shilling Apple's new blowers too. Going on sale from September 19th, those interested in Virgin Media's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus deals can click here for updates. Virgin Media's cable customers can currently take advantage of an exclusive £10 monthly saving on all Virgin Media pay monthly mobile deals and get unlimited calls and texts to other Virgin Media mobiles included within their plans. So if you're already tied into another Virgin Media service, there may be an incentive to stick with it for the new iPhone too.

Phones 4u

Phones 4u has gone into administration, and won't be able to fulfill orders on the iPhone 6. If you have already pre-ordered an iPhone 6 through the store, you should be able to get a full refund. Click here for more details.

Giff Gaff

Giff Gaff will be selling the iPhone 6 at "a very competitive price", unlocked, but has yet to announce exactly how much for.

Tesco Mobile

There's no upfront fee at all on any of Tesco Mobile's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus deals, and with all contracts being 24 months in length, offering 3,000 minutes, 5,000 texts and 4G connection speeds, it's just storage size and data allowance that you need to consider.

Looking first at the smaller iPhone 6, the 16GB version with 3GB of data costs £41 per month, 6GB of data costs £46pm, and 8GB of data costs £48.50pm. Moving up to the 64GB version, 3GB of data a month costs £45, 6GB of data £50, and 8GB of data £52.50. For the 128GB 4.7-inch iPhone, those prices rise to £48.50 for 3GB, £53.50 per month for 6GB and £56 for 8GB.

Moving up to the phablet sized iPhone 6 Plus, the 16GB version with 3GB of data costs £45  per month, 6GB of data costs £50pm, and 8GB of data costs £52.50pm. Moving up to the 64GB version, 3GB of data a month costs £49.50, 6GB of data £54.40, and 8GB of data £57. For the 128GB 5.5-inch iPhone, those prices rise to £53.50 for 3GB, £58.50 per month for 6GB and £61 for the top-tier 8GB plan.

Carphone Warehouse

Carphone Warehouse has the iPhone 6 in gold, silver and space grey, with contracts starting at £43.50 a month with no upfront fee. It's top end 128GB handset deals start at £43.50 a month with a £99.99 upfront fee. It's selling the phone on a number of contracts from O2, Vodafone and EE.

It's a similar situation with the iPhone 6 Plus, starting at £48.50 a month for the 16GB version, and rising to £43.50 a month with a £199.99 upfront fee for the 128GB premium handset. It's available on O2, Vodafone and EE through Carphone Warehouse too.

 

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