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All UK mobile phone networks to sell the Apple iPhone 4S

UK mobile phone networks have now opened up the pre-registration for the recently announced successor to the 2010 Apple iPhone 4 – the Apple iPhone 4S.

O2, Orange, Three, T-Mobile and Vodafone have today all started their web pages for potential customers to only register an interest in the new iPhone, which is set to have the same arrival date in the UK as in the USA – for the very first time in Apple's history.

Apple doesn't officially open up the pre-ordering of the iPhone 4S until October 7th, with the device being made available a full 7 days later on the 14th of that month.

All the UK mobile phone networks have now began gathering details of possible customers that are interested in the Apple iPhone 4S, which is very different to actually pre-ordering the phone.

Popular high-street retailers have gotten in on the game too, with both Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4u also opening up these pre-pre-registration pages for the upcoming handset.

This is all a very different story to 2007, 2008 and 2009 – where O2 were exclusively carrying the iPhone, iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS in the UK.

The landscape changed when the former British Telecom mobile phone network took on the Palm Pre, which reportedly lost the network the sole rights to sell the next Apple handset where all the networks then carried the iPhone 4, as in the case here with the 4S model.

O2 – iPhone 4S

Orange – iPhone 4S

Three – iPhone 4S

T-Mobile – iPhone 4S

Vodafone – iPhone 4S

Phones 4u – iPhone 4S

Carphone Warehouse – iPhone 4S

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Rob Kerr is a journalist with more than 14 years experience of news, reviews and feature writing on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show. The mobile phone world is his real passion and forte, having owned a handset as far back as 1994 where he has seen them grow from just a business tool to a necessity in everyone’s everyday life.