The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are being released in the UK in September 2016 and here’s what we know so far about the launch date, UK price and UK release date for Apple’s latest iPhones.
What is the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus UK release date?
Apple tends to be as regular as your prune-loving granny when it comes to iPhone release dates, and once again it hasn’t disappointed. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are available to pre-order from Friday September 9, with the phone officially going on sale in the UK on Friday September 16.
What is the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus UK price?
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Where can I buy the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in the UK?
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available to buy direct from Apple, either from one of its high street stores or via the Apple website.
You can also buy the new iPhone 7 mobiles on contract from the UK’s major networks. See below for our guide to the best network deals.
What are the best UK deals to buy the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus on contract?
We’ve heard from the following UK networks with regards to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus stock avaialbility and pricing here in the UK, on Pay Monthly contracts.
Carphone Warehouse is offering both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models, and all available colours, on Pay Monthly.
You can grab the 32GB iPhone 7 with an upfront cost of £79.99 and a monthly recurring cost of £42, with 3GB data on Vodafone. You can also grab the 32GB iPhone 7 for free, with a £47 recurring monthly cost on O2 Upgrades. This will give you 1GB of data to use each month.
If you already own an iPhone 6, Carphone Warehouse is offering a guaranteed trade in of £200 if you bring your old phone into one of its stores before September 30 and upgrade to the iPhone 7.
To add a little extra spice to proceedings, one lucky new iPhone owner will have their handset hand-delivered by none other than gold medal winning cyclists Laura Trott and Jason Kenny, both of whom broke records at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
When you buy the iPhone 7 from O2, you can join O2’s Yearly Upgrade Programme, as long as you opt for a contract with at least 20GB of data. These tariffs start at £50 per month, with a £179.99 upfront cost for an iPhone 7 32GB. You also get unlimited UK minutes and unlimited UK texts.
You can also grab the iPhone 7 Plus on the same deal, with a £60 per month tariff and a £69.99 up-front cost.
To take some of the bite off that price, you can recycle your old iPhone when you upgrade, through O2 Recycle. You can get up to £400 for the iPhone 6s Plus, for instance, or £370 for the iPhone 6s.
Check out O2’s iPhone 7 page for more info.
You can pick up the 32GB iPhone 7 for £37 from Three, with a £149 up-front cost. That gives you 4GB of data. Bump up that monthly tariff to £42 and it’s a £99 up-front cost, while £44 gets you that lower up-front cost as well as 30GB of data.
Three is also stocking the 128GB model, from £49 per month and £99 up-front.
The iPhone 7 Plus will cost you £45 per month with a £149 upfront cost, giving you 4GB of data. Bump up to £50 per month for a £99 up-front cost, and £52 for that lower up-front cost and 30GB of data.
Three is also stocking the 128GB model, from £57 per month and £99 up-front cost.
Head to Three’s iPhone 7 pricing plan and pre-order page for more info.
The 32GB model of iPhone 7 can be grabbed from £49.99 upfront, on top of a £50.99 per month fee from EE. This 24 month contract is on EE’s 5GB 4GEE Plan. The 32GB model of iPhone 7 Plus will also be available, starting with a £79.99 upfront cost plus £55.99 per month. That’s for a 24-month contract on EE’s 10GB 4GEE Plan.
You can grab the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus from Vodafone too.
The iPhone 7 32GB model costs £30 up-front and £53 a month, for 20GB of data. Bump this up to £180 up-front for 6GB of data, and a drop in tariff to £43 per month.
The iPhone 7 Plus 32GB model costs £60 up-front and includes 30GB of data per month for a £58 monthly tariff. Bump the up-front cost to £180 for 6GB of data and a drop in tariff to £47 per month.
Tesco is offering all three models of iPhone 7 and all three models of iPhone 7 Plus in its Tesco Mobile stores too. All colour variants are available.
You can grab the iPhone 7 from £37.25 a month, although of course that’s the 32GB model and you still have to pay £180 up-front for the phone. That tariff gets you 3GB of data, the only available tariff from Tesco Mobile for the new iPhones. Add £4.75 a month for the 128GB model, or £9.25 a month for the 256GB iPhone.
The iPhone 7 Plus will cost you from £42.50 a month, for the 32GB model – again with a £180 up-front cost. Add £4.75 a month for the 128GB model and £9.50 a month for the 256GB iPhone.
As ever, Giffgaff is offering up Apple’s latest blowers on both monthly plans and with an outright cost. As such the iPhone 7 goes for £599, £699 or £799 depending on whether you opt for 32GB, 128GB or 256GB respectively, whilst the Plus is available in the same capacities starting at £719, moving up to £819 and topping out at £919.
Of course, if one of the carrier’s competitive monthly tariffs is more your style the three skews of iPhone 7 start at £28.47 a month move to £33.42 a month and hit £38.38 a month for the largest version. The Plus meanwhile ranges from £34.42 a month, to £39.37 a month, up to £44.33 a month and all of Giffgaff’s plans come with a £25 upfront cost and a 24-month term.
Virgin Media has also all confirmed so far that they will be stocking both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, although no mention has been made of contract pricing. We will update this section with full info when we receive it.
How do I find out more about the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus?
Check out our mighty iPhone comparison guide to see how the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus stacks up against the rest of the iPhone family. And to see more about the birth and evolution of the iPhone, check out our interactive guide to the iPhone’s history.