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O2 confirms iPhone is no longer available in UK

16GB iPhones may appear... but don't hold your breath

O2 has confirmed reports that the iPhone is not currently available anywhere in the UK, and customers may have to wait for the putative 3G Apple iPhone.

Last month the price of the 8GB Apple iPhone was slashed to £169 in preparation for the release of a 3G iPhone, which Apple is expected to launch in the US at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco on June 9.

Stock of both the 8GB and the 16GB Apple iPhone models, have flown off UK shelves, forcing service provider O2 to admit that no stock remains and the original iPhone will not re-appear. However, with no definite UK release date for the 3G iPhone, Brits could be waiting some time before they can get their hands on any model of Apple's hybrid mobile phone, media player and web browser.

The Carphone Warehouse has not yet officially confirmed it has no iPhones available, but its website highlights that they have no stock.

Both O2 and The Carphone Warehouse have said that the 16GB iPhone may yet appear later this month, but the word is not to expect a lot of stock to arrive.

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