UK 3G iPhone in August?

The 3G iPhone is getting it’s official unveiling next Monday, but an O2 employee on our liveblog says the mobile giant is prepping a release her

“I work for o2 and they have put up signs saying "keep 08.08.08 free" [sic] so I reckon this will be the official o2 uk [sic]release date. Watch this space,” said Angelus79.

This means we won’t be getting hold of the phone itself straight away, which, after months of impatiently waiting, is a bit of a pain. Still, at least we’ve got an idea of an exact UK launch date.

We’ll be bringing you live coverage of the keynote from 6pm on Monday, so be sure to keep it here for all the news as it happens. And remember to enter our 3G iPhone competition to be in with a chance to get your hands on the hallowed handheld.