According to a post earlier this morning on Engadget, a number of O2 iPhone owners in the UK are complaining of significant issues with reception. According to the article, users who are having problems are failing to get service/reception in areas where other O2 phones (non-iPhones) are showing strong signal strength.
Although you wouldn't say the November 9th launch of the iPhone on O2 in the UK is "right around the corner," that's not stopping O2 stores from getting their iPhone displays up. In preparation for what is certain to be a very energetic lanch in the UK, O2 stores around the country have begun dressing up for the release.
A MacRumors forums member, DogcowUK, recently snapped the above shot of an employees at an O2 store in Birkenhead, Merseyside setting up their in-store display:
Though we unofficially reported it way back on July 3rd, today Apple formally announced that the iPhone would be released in Germany with T-Mobile as the official and exclusive carrier. The iPhone is set to go on sale in Germany on November 9th, the same date as the UK release.
Though there were rumors flying around a few weeks ago, thanks to a now known to be fake "leaked" German T-Mobile advertisement, that the iPhone that would be released in Germany would be not only 3G but offer 16GB of storage - this is now
The iPhone was announced in the UK today an Apple press conference held in London at the Regent St. Apple store. Though there was a great deal of speculation as to what iPhone would be announced, the reality is that folks in the UK are getting the same version of the iPhone that was released earlier this year in the United States.
The most anticipated news was of course whether the UK folks would be getting their hands on v2 of the iPhone - one with 3G capabilities. The answer, as mentioned above, is no. As many expected, due to limitations caused by high battery usage of 3G chips, Apple can't yet justify a 3G version of the iPhone at this time. In the video below, taken at the event by the folks at SlashGear.com, Steve Jobs explains the logic behind the no-3G decision.
Everyone expects the first iPhone to be sold in Europe this Tuesday, September 18th, at the Apple press conference being held at London's Regent Street Apple Store. There have also been rumors that the iPhone will be released in Germany on November 12th. The latest in Euro-iPhone news suggests that the iPhone may be available in France as of November 29th, but perhaps not exactly how our neighbors across the sea had hoped.
According to French technology blog TechCrunch, the iPhone will be available in France on November