iPhone 3G coming to Orange in the UKIt’s official. The Apple iPhone is coming to Orange in the UK this year. For anyone itching for an iPhone, but eager to side-step O2, it’s Christmas come early.

Orange just confirmed it has “reached an agreement to bring iPhone 3G and 3GS to Orange UK customers later this year.” It’s completely legit with Apple in on the deal.

The move marks the end of O2′s iPhone exclusivity in the UK, and means Orange now offers the iPhone in 28 countries worldwide.

Orange says it’ll be selling the iPhone in all Orange direct channels, including Orange shops, the Orange website and through Orange telesales. It’ll also be available through “selected high street partners” although there’s no indication which stores will stock Orange’s version.

You can already pre-register your interest online at: www.orange.co.uk/iphone

Out 2009 | £TBC | Orange

  • Phil

    Orange!!! is that it!!!
    What an anti-climax- how about open it up to a few other carriers- Tmobile, Vodaphone etc- O2 and Orange are not the most popular of carriers, so this news is hardly going to create and ‘price wars’ to attract old and new customers to an iPhone tarrif that is comparable to everything else on the market- Blackberry got it right, why is Apple dragging its heels in the UK!?!?!

  • http://www.electricpig.co.uk Ben Sillis

    I’ve never been a huge fan of Orange – I was with them for a while but switched to O2 a few years back purely to save money. They’ll have to change that to tempt iPhone owners, but there’s one easy win they can make: just charge less for iPhone laptop tethering. Like you know, NOTHING AT ALL. Yes O2, I’m talking to you here.

  • http://www.electricpig.co.uk Joe Minihane

    I get the feeling T Mobile won’t be long after Orange. I’m still gagging for an iPhone and my contract’s about to expire. But, surely the next-gen will be a big redesign. Sign up now and I guarantee you’ll regret it come next summer. Classic tech worry I know, but I’d rather a phone that wasn’t so darn ubiquitous!

  • http://www.electricpig.co.uk Ben Sillis

    Agreed. New look iPhone and iPod touches, plus a touchscreen nano, have got to be on the cards for next Summer.

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