Apple plans November rollout for iPhone in Britian

Apple has taken its million-selling iPhone trans-Atlantic, announcing a November rollout in Britain that could presage a further expansion into Europe, an Associated Press report said.

The Associated Press report said the iPhone will go on sale in Britain on November 9 through mobile operator O2, marking the first time the combination cell phone-iPod will be available outside the US.

Consumers will pay 269 pounds ($536)for the 8Gb model, or about $139 more than what Apple charges in the US, the report said.

The iPhone offered in Britain will have the same technical specifications as the US model, but the price includes the UK's value-added tax, the report added.

The announcement immediately spurred speculation about more launches in Europe, the report said.

The Associated Press report also said although Apple was coy, Deutsche Telekom planned to hold a news conference in Berlin on Wednesday.

It did not give details, but Dow Jones Newswires reported that it would be the launch of the iPhone in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Hungary and Croatia.