UK iPhone Carrier: Announced at Store?

July 9, 2007

Steve Jobs visited the Regent Street store on Sunday, leading to speculation that he’s in town to finalize an exclusive iPhone contract with an undisclosed UK cellular carrier. After the success of the iPhone in the United States, carriers are reportedly torn between the additional revenue that an iPhone deal would bring, and the strict conditions and low margin that Apple is demanding. Perhaps we’ll know soon: the Regent Street Concierge bar will be closed next Monday, July 16th, allowing Jobs the perfect opportunity to announce the UK iPhone deal at the store.

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Dylan July 9, 2007 at 0250

Please let that be true! (Also an Apple Store in Bristol would be good!)

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Benton July 9, 2007 at 0611

Where are the photos of Steve Jobs arrival? Airport watchers recognize N2N Gulfstream V?

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Michael July 9, 2007 at 0934

Gary, I’m under the impression that O2 got the contract, although the ink’s not yet dry. Mike

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Marc July 9, 2007 at 1411

I heard he was down at the O2 Centre Greenwich weekend before last as well (last weekend of June). Apparently he was quite impressed by the guys at the O2 store there.

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Edd July 10, 2007 at 0551

It’s gotta be O2. They’re quite easily the most prolific mobile provider in the UK…

If only Orange were that good. :(

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Richard July 10, 2007 at 0605

…come on guys… when is the Leeds/Harrogate store opening??!!

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ukappleexpert July 10, 2007 at 0632

in reply to Dylan (post 1): wait for another 6 months! the new development called Cabots Circus in Broadmead, Bristol.. might have a store coming, like the size of store that’s in Birmingham’s Bull Ring complex!

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Xune July 10, 2007 at 0923

I live on a barge on the Thames. I think Steve should open an Apple store on the Thames. Thank you.

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Dylan July 11, 2007 at 0432

Replying to ukappleexpert (post 8) – the Cabot Circus opens officially in late 2008 so if Apple take a unit it’ll still be a long wait – but worth it!!

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Paul Mills July 12, 2007 at 0644

There is a Excellent Premium Reseller Store in Bristol. In Temple Meads opposite the train station. That’s your closest your going to get and from my own and a few friends and family, they have better customer service than any Apple Store out there!!!

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Mumbo_Jumbo July 13, 2007 at 0024

I laugh when you guys talk about Customer Service. Apple Stores go beyond what any other retailer can do or does. Just because its Apple I think you expect to much. If you are rude to people and bitter because you ” heard ” were told the wrong thing then it is likely they will not go above and beyond the norm.
When you go to a restaurant and you are rude to the waiter do you think he doesn’t spit in your food? Your Mom & Pop stores are just as bad.

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Spartacus July 19, 2007 at 0138

My brother works for o2. Apparently, S.J was spotted walking around their Slough campus last week!

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Ado January 10, 2008 at 0348

I cannot believe that Apple are not going to have a store in the new 500 million development Cabot Circus in Bristol, unless someone knows different! I have been on the the Bristol website to look at the stores, but no mention of Apple. They have just opened in Exeter of all places, but they would be missing out if they didn’t open in the 3rd financial city in the UK. Maybe somebody has some more info.

ado

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dave July 26, 2008 at 0547

The Apple store Bristol is opening at Cabot Circus later this year apparently. I have just applied for a job there and had the interview yesterday.

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mysteryyyymanfromthefuture September 16, 2008 at 1716

might know a friend *cough*me*cough* who is actually transferring from another store, down to bristol. opens on the 25th of september, and its a double floor complex. looks fantastic! going to be the flagship store for the southwest.

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Chris December 2, 2008 at 0607

Their is supposed to be 4 new apple stores opening in the UK, is their going to be one in Newcastle, I hope so.

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