Tesco to offer iPhone in the UK in time for Christmas


First was Orange, soon afterwards Vodafone and now is Tesco Mobile to announce their iPhone offer. The supermarket MVNO partnered with O2 is ready to sell iPhones before the end of the year. Orange, who sold more than 30,000 units on their iPhone launch day matched in most of the cases the tariffs from competitor and only iPhone carrier for the last to year O2. Tesco is expected to introduce competitive pre paid prices, specially in the 3G model.

A spokesperson for the firm said that it hoped to offer the phone "in time for Christmas".

Although Tesco has not revealed tariffs, the spokesperson said that its prices were "competitive".

In September, it was revealed that O2 had lost its exclusive deal to sell the phone, which had been in place since its launch in 2007.

Both Vodafone and Orange have signed deals to sell the phone.