Vodafone claims iPhone coup in AU and NZ

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Vodafone Australia has announced that it would be selling the iPhone later this year in Australia, as part of a global deal with Apple.

The global deal would see Vodafone selling the product in Australia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Italy, India, Portugal, New Zealand, South Africa and Turkey.

Vodafone has not commented on the deal being exclusive or not, especially on the case of Australia; and would not comment on whether it will carry the new 3G version of the handset.

This comes after it was widely speculated that the iPhone would be on a tied to multiple carriers, one being Optus. Optus has refused to comment.

Telstra, however, has said that it had "no news to share" about the product; and 3 could not be reached for comment.