So the ‘Jesus Phone’ has finally arrived in the UK. After almost a year since its unveiling at Macworld, the Apple iPhone hit UK stores at 6.02pm on Friday 9th November 2007.The UK’s iPhone D-Day was chaotic, as crowds mobbed Apple’s flagship store on Regent Street in central London. Some hardcore fans had been queuing for 30 hours to be first to get their hands on the £279 phone, which also requires a contract with the O2 network costing £35 a month.Police were called in to control the crowds, and buses had to be diverted around the scrum of gadgeteers and media. We were on hand to capture the chaos in a special live video report of the Apple iPhone’s UK launch. Meanwhile back at Stuff Towers our reviewers were busily prodding and poking the British version of the iPhone – complete with support for O2’s EDGE network (which covers 30% of the country) and The Cloud’s 7,000 Wi-Fi hotspots. What do we reckon? “You’ll want one, your friends will want one, and your dog wants one. Admit it to yourself and embrace a tech legend.”You can read our new review of the UK Apple iPhone here.
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