O2 to launch UK iPhone in November


O2 will partner with Carphone Warehouse to sell the iPhone and customers will have to pay £269 for the 8GB model and take out an 18-month contract with tariffs starting from £35 per month.

No financial details were disclosed at today’s press conference but it is rumoured that O2 has agreed to give Apple 40 per cent of any revenue that it makes from customers’ use of the iPhone.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs said: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with O2 to offer our revolutionary iPhone to UK customers.

“US iPhone customer satisfaction is off the charts, and we can’t wait to let UK customers get their hands on it and learn what they think of it."

O2 CEO Matthew Key added: "The iPhone is a breakthrough that is changing the way people use their mobiles forever, and we’re thrilled to have it exclusively for O2 customers in the UK."