Apple Launches the iPhone in London
Apple CEO Jobs says the UK phone will be out Nov. 9, with service in other European countries maybe coming next year.Apple CEO Steve Jobs appeared in London Sept. 18 to officially roll out his companys iPhone in the United Kingdom. Speaking at the Regent Street Apple Store, Jobs said the iPhone will be available starting Nov. 9 and will work exclusively on the O2 wireless telephone network. In response to later questions, Jobs said that iPhone service may be introduced in other European countries by the next quarter.
The UK iPhone hardware shows no substantial change from the U.S. version. It retains the same software featurese-mail, the Safari Web browser, SMS, iPod functionalityand uses EDGE and Wi-Fi for wireless connectivity. The last will also allow access to the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store, which U.S. iPhone users cannot yet use, though iPod Touch owners can.