If you thought that you have already seen the most ridiculous iPad that the world of outrageous indulgence has devised, well general consumers can take a look at what should be next to the definition of “unnecessary” in the dictionary. Anybody with $8.1 million burning a hole through their pocket,
There’s really no shortage to the amount of decent, high-quality games on the app store, mainly because of its growing age and the type of astonishing things you can currently do. Gold & Chocolate is a simplistic twist on the classic “three cups, one ball, shuffle, where’s the ball?” genre,
For me, the iPhone is the best platform for 2D golf games. It just feels natural, almost as if the arcade genre was made specially for the device. Among the few that aren’t as realistic as you’d say something like Tiger Woods PGA Tour© 12 or any other full-fledged, 3D
Vodafone UK, the newest iPhone carrier in the UK, has announced SIM-only plans to encourage those in the country with iPhones on competitors' networks to switch to Vodafne plans. They're hoping that at least some of the users on the other networks will be unhappy with their plans to switch or be enticed by their network quality, which they claim boasts "reaches 99.7 per cent of the UK population - and our network has won awards for its speed and reliability," according to their website.
There are officially four carriers for the iPhone in the UK: O2, Orange, Tescos, and as of today, Vodafone. As with the other three carriers, tariffs start at 18 months long, the cheapest being £40/month, providing a free iPhone, 600 minutes and unlimited texting. The plan for 24 months is £35/month, though still more expensive when you do the math. Another 90 quid will get yu a 16GB iPhone 3GS, and £179 on the basic contract gets you the 32GB iPhone 3GS. You can see all the details spelled out at Vodafone's UK website.
Vodafone announced recently that they will be ready to launch the iPhone on their network starting January 14th, 2010. The smallest plan they're offering will be £30 a month for 24 months, with additional handset charges ranging from £59 (iPhone 3G 8GB) to £239 (3GS 32GB). Those willing to sign on to a £35/month tariff for 24 months will get their 8GB iPhone 3G for free.
Wireless carrier Vodafone began selling the iPhone in Qatar this weekend, furthering the somewhat slow rollout of the device in the Middle East. Qatar, Egypt and Jordan were all listed as the first Arabic-speaking countries to receive the iPhone during WWDC 2008, although it took Vodafone more than a year to begin rollout in those markets.
Given Tesco's expansion throughout the United Kingdom as a bix box store, a gas station and a wireless carrier in a joint venture with O2, it should come as no surprise that the outfit will offer the iPhone in its stores within the region.
A spokesperson was recently quoted as saying that the iPhone will arrive "in time for Christmas."
UK iPhone owners subscribed to O2 will be allowed to unlock for other carriers, according to the CEO of O2's parent company, Telefonica Europe. "Once the iPhone becomes available on other UK networks," says Matthew Key, "we will allow O2 customers to unlock their iPhones, although of course they will still need to honour any outstanding contract period they have. At the end of their contract period, they are entirely free to move to another operator -- though naturally we hope they won't want to!"
In spite of an upcoming price war and a potential influx of iPhone handsets being returned, O2's UK division has temporarily run out of both the 16 and 32 GB iPhone 3GS models from the company's online store. According to The Telegraph, most physical outlets are said to have been without phones for two weeks. Supplies of the 32GB model were only depleted on or after September 28th.