Optus wins the iPhone war?

News posted on CNET speculates that Optus will be the telco to win the battle for the iPhone.

News posted on CNET.com.au has revealed Optus is tipped as the network provider to come out on top in the charge to gain control of the highly anticipated iPhone handset.

CNET reports that an industry insider has tipped that Optus will be selling the phones from as early as the last week in June. The website speculates that an announcement will be made ahead of Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference on June 9 in San Francisco where Steve Jobs (apple CEO) is tipped to launch a 3G version of the iPhone.

Currently the iPhone only uses enhanced GSM, known as EDGE or 2.5G. Telstra is the only telco in Australia to support the EDGE network which initially caused punters to tip the company as the hot contender to pick up the exclusive rights to the handset.

An Apple spokesperson has said the rumours are just that – rumours… Meanwhile Optus declined to comment.

Source: CNET