Been nice to get away from the blogs and computers for a weekend – immersing myself in the Cat Laughs comedy festival but get back to things on a bank holiday Monday evening and it looks like there’s a release date for the iPhone.
Presumably Vodafone will be the Irish carrier – if we get an Irish carrier. But reading up at Bloomberg this evening and there is news that the Apple iPhone is going to be released on June 29th. Amazon.co.uk has to catch up yet, advertising the phone for release on August 20th (unless Europe gets a later release date).
The Guardian business section looks at the UK setup…
Mr Jobs said that it would ship in Europe in the fourth quarter of this year, but there has been speculation that the date could slip into 2008. One mobile phone operator said today they had “no idea” when the iPhone would arrive. As yet, Apple has not said which UK mobile operators will offer the phone, although one recent report said T-Mobile was a frontrunner.
The European pricetag has been estimated at anywhere between â‚¬400 and â‚¬700 and while it has been delayed already this year, it is nice to finally see a release date.