O2 could be set to lose the exclusive rights to sell iPhones in the UK, rumours suggest.
According to the Register, Orange and T-Mobile may be allowed to sell the earlier edition iPhone 3G imminently.
However, O2 will retain exclusivity on the brand new iPhone 3GS edition, it is claimed.
The news will further fuel rumours of frustration on Apple’s part regarding the network support that O2 provides for iPhone owners.
Should the speculation that the networks will be permitted to sell iPhones prove correct it would mark the end of an exclusivity agreement with O2 that has been in place since the launch of the first iPhone in 2007.
Launched last month, the iPhone 3G S is significantly faster to use than previous editions of the handset thanks to a more powerful processor and HSDPA support that allows users to surf the web and download files at speeds of up to 7.2Mb.
Available in 16GB and 32GB editions, the phone is also home to an upgraded 3.2 megapixel camera and GPS with digital compass.
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