O2 and Apple today announced that the innovative iPhone 3G will be available in the UK and Ireland on July 11. iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK.
“The iPhone has been a phenomenal success for us,” said Matthew Key, chairman and CEO, Telefónica Europe, in the press release. “We look forward to offering an ever better iPhone 3G experience exclusively to our customers in the UK and Ireland.”
“We’re excited to continue working with O2 to offer the revolutionary iPhone 3G to UK and Irish customers,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s COO, in the press release. “iPhone 3G is an amazing product and we think customers in the UK and Ireland will love it as much as we do.”
iPhone 3G will be available in the UK through O2, Carphone Warehouse. iPhone 3G will also be sold online through O2 and Carphone Warehouse. Customers can register their interest in iPhone 3G for regular news and updates at http://www.o2.co.uk. In Ireland, iPhone will be available through O2’s retail channels.