iPhone countdown begins

For lucky Yank gadgeteers the wait is nearly over. In just 25 days (or 600 hours) Apple’s iPhone hits US shops. Any of our American friends who

For lucky Yank gadgeteers the wait is nearly over. In just 25 days (or 600 hours) Apple’s iPhone hits US shops. Any of our American friends who sat down in front of the goggle box last night for some hotdogs and a spot of telly were greeted by a new set of Apple ads (you can watch them via the link below). At the end of each is that magic date: 29 June.The ads show off the awesome power of the famous multi-touch screen browsing through tunes, photos and emails, watching videos and finally making a call. We’ll be honest; the whole thing once again has us ever so slightly fizzy in the pantaloons.But while the Septics can rub their hands eagerly in anticipation knowing the iPhone is just 36,000 minutes away, us poor Brits are left in the dark. Please tell us Uncle Steve: when can we have one?

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Apple iPhonePrice: US$500, $600 On sale: TBA (29 June in US)Contact: AppleRelated links:Watch the adsRead our iPhone previewRelated stories:Hands on with the iPhoneThe iPhone has arrived!iPhone vidcast