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O2 has confirmed reports that the iPhone is not currently available anywhere in the UK, and customers may have to wait for the putative 3G Apple iPhone.

Last month the price of the 8GB Apple iPhone was slashed to £169 in preparation for the release of a 3G iPhone, which Apple is expected to launch in the US at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco on June 9.

Stock of both the 8GB and the 16GB Apple iPhone models, have flown off UK shelves, forcing service provider O2 to admit that no stock remains and the original iPhone will not re-appear. However, with no definite UK release date for the 3G iPhone, Brits could be waiting some time before they can get their hands on any model of Apple's hybrid mobile phone, media player and web browser.

The Carphone Warehouse has not yet officially confirmed it has no iPhones available, but its website highlights that they have no stock.

Both O2 and The Carphone Warehouse have said that the 16GB iPhone may yet appear later this month, but the word is not to expect a lot of stock to arrive.
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Lies, in my brothers O2 store theres 4 iPods on the table that you can play with =P
    
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Lies, in my brothers O2 store theres 4 iPods on the table that you can play with =P
The iPod is still available, its the iPhone that are out of stock

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Sorry i meant iPhones, duh =D
    
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Have to say thats a load of crap, iphone is really not that popular over here, for a start its 269 quid on top of an 18 month contract, and I can't believe it doesn't have 3G; 3G's not really that fast or new anymore.

I've never seen someone with an iphone, nor hear anyone say they like it.

I think the functionality is pretty good though, I like the way it sort of just works, but its too big personally. And touch texting is annoying
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Pat, thats complete bull****

The iPhones were selling like mad in the O2 Stores, you had to put your name down for one and then when they came back in stock you would be phoned and now there are no more to buy

The company who provides them in the US [AT and T?] have told their staff that there are no holidays allowed during the next iPhone launch as they expect so many to be sold again

I dont know what store you work in, but its obviously not doing very well if you think that they arent selling well
    
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Pat, thats complete bull****

The iPhones were selling like mad in the O2 Stores, you had to put your name down for one and then when they came back in stock you would be phoned and now there are no more to buy

The company who provides them in the US [AT and T?] have told their staff that there are no holidays allowed during the next iPhone launch as they expect so many to be sold again

I dont know what store you work in, but its obviously not doing very well if you think that they arent selling well
U GO HAUNT! also why iphones... EWWW
    
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iPhone are "Currently Unavailable" on US Apple Store as well, seems we might be getting the 3G iPhone sooner than expected. I've never seen that, "Currently Unavailable."
    
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Pat, thats complete bull****

The iPhones were selling like mad in the O2 Stores, you had to put your name down for one and then when they came back in stock you would be phoned and now there are no more to buy

The company who provides them in the US [AT and T?] have told their staff that there are no holidays allowed during the next iPhone launch as they expect so many to be sold again

I dont know what store you work in, but its obviously not doing very well if you think that they arent selling well
Hmm well they have them where I am, but I live in Canterbury (50% students), so maybe thats why. A

And I seriously have never seen one except in the shops. As a phone I personally don't like them, but the ipod touch is pretty awesome.

And I meant that compared to america where they seem to be hugely popular
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