Well, at last, that day is here. Apple has just confirmed that you can now get the iPhone 3G minus the contract from O2. The 8GB edition will cost £342.50, with the 16GB version coming in at a wallet–wilting £391.45.
You won't just be able to shove in any old SIM though. You'll need to use O2's Pay and Go service. That said, by signing up you get a year's unlimited Wi–Fi and 3G internet access.
While there is talk of a proper SIM–free model showing up here in the UK, if you want an iPhone on your preferred network, buying a PAYG version and jailbreaking it is your only option right now.
Will you be buying one? Or do you think it's a rip off? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section.
PAYG iPhone 3G
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