What T-Mobile dismissed yesterday as “merely speculation” looks set to come true from September with both them and Orange to start selling the iPhone 3G on their networks.
O2 is said to be fuming at the loss of their exclusivity, on even the older Apple handset, and is concerned that their prices will be undercut. What a terrible shame.
Apple has been able to secure cheaper component parts for the phones, cutting the cost of manufacture, and there seems little reason to believe that this won’t be passed on to Orange and T-Mobile customers looking to get in on the touchscreen action.
Of course, you can already unlock an iPhone and put it on any network you like but the move will doubtless see floods of customers take up the deal at a more affordable price.