Apple’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!
Vodafone have announced that they will sell the iPhone in Australia and New Zealand later this year.
Jamie Morris recently dropped by this blog. He runs an interesting site called Business Mobile that provides news, forums, tech and travel guides aimed at mobile professionals. One particularly interesting post in his blog was the announcement that the iPhone has made it to the UK.
This got me to wondering if the iPhone is any closer to being launched in Australia. The most recent iPhone-related article in Australia I could find was speculating as to whether Australia would get the first 3G iPhone. I’m not too fussed what form the iPhone appears in, as long as it’s soon and doesn’t involve signing up to a horrendous plan.