O2 will get the exclusive rights to the iPhone in the UK, Apple announced today.
The phone will be available on November 9th for £269 (including VAT):
iPhone is scheduled to go on sale on November 9 and will be sold exclusively in the UK through Apple’s retail and online stores, O2 and The Carphone Warehouse's retail and online stores. iPhone will be available in an 8GB model for £269 (inc VAT) and will work with either a PC or Mac. Three new great value iPhone tariffs will be available from O2 starting at £35, which all include unlimited anytime, anywhere mobile data usage and, in a market first, free unlimited use of the UK’s largest single public Wi-Fi network, covering over 7,500 cafes, restaurants, airport lounges, pubs and other locations across the UK.
For £35 you get unlimited data with 200 minutes of calling and 200 SMS messages. The more expensive £45 and £55 plans feature 600 and 1200 minutes, respectively, with 500 SMS messages.