Fancy lining up in the wee small hours of the night in order to be the first to score an iPhone 4S? Looks like you're in for disappointment; Vodafone's just confirmed with me that there won't be a midnight iPhone 4S launch. More: - Optus Releases iPhone 4S Pricing - Vodafone iPhone 4S Prices Released Also - Apple iPhone 4S: Everything You Need To Know
Australians will still be the first in the world to get the iPhone 4S — presuming nobody jumps the gun and sells one early 'accidentally' — but it won't be at quite such a large margin as it has previously. Vodafone tells me that they'll be selling the phone from 8am on Friday 14th, but not before. It's a fair guess that the other vendors will follow suit, or may indeed have been instructed by Apple to do so; I'm waiting for responses from Optus and Telstra, but I wouldn't hold out hope if I were you.