Orange has confirmed it will
distribute the iPhone 3G and 3GS versions ‘later this year’, stealing rival O2's exclusivity on the device.
The network will sell the
iPhone in all its direct channels including Orange shops, telesales, the Orange webshop and ‘selected high street partners’. O2 will also continue to sell the device.
The network said today (28 September): ‘Orange UK and
Apple have reached an agreement to bring iPhone 3G and 3GS to Orange UK customers later this year.
Orange globally now offers iPhone in 28 countries and territories.
has the largest 3G network covering more people in the UK than any other
operator, will sell iPhone in all Orange direct channels including Orange
shops, the Orange webshop and Orange telesales channels, as well as selected
high street partners.’
A pre-registration site for customers to log their interest
has already been launched at www.orange.co.uk/iPhone.
The network added that more information on pricing, tariffs
and availability dates will be released in ‘due course’.