iPhone finally coming to Australia!

May 4, 2008 at 8:53 am | Posted in Australia, iPhone, iPod | Comments Off on iPhone finally coming to Australia!

iPhone coming to AustraliaApple’s iPhone is expected to be on sale in Australia by the end of June. CNet.com.au has confirmed that Optus will be one of several mobile carriers that will support the iPhone.

There have been strong hints the major carriers have been preparing for the iPhone’s arrival for some time.

The unnamed industry insider who broke the story to cnet.com.au would not confirm whether it would be a 3G iPhone but did suggest that it would be an ‘upgraded’ model.

One interesting rumor is that Apple may sell the iPhone directly through Apple stores and resellers.

This could be all good news for Australian consumers looking for competitive plans without any onerous lock-in.

Perhaps it will be possible to use the Vodaphone prepaid service with an iPhone? However it remains to be seen if this would be cost effective when you can chew through the data by surfing the internet from anywhere on your phone.

Roll on end of June!

 Update:

Vodafone have announced that they will sell the iPhone in Australia and New Zealand later this year.

 

 

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