iPhone UK launch date appears

Imagine the pant-wetting excitement, the finger-trembling anticipation as a link plopped into our inbox offering the iPhone on pre-order.Sure enough,

Imagine the pant-wetting excitement, the finger-trembling anticipation as a link plopped into our inbox offering the iPhone on pre-order.Sure enough, there it is at Mobileshop.com, "iPhone Pre Order Special", on O2, we note. Has the online purveyor got word ahead of everyone else, or has it taken a punt on stories in the FT that O2's bagged the prized handset?There's no pricing or tariff info that might enlighten us a little more but there is a tantalising "expected delivery" date of 15 December.Strangely it wouldn't let us add it to our basket when we hit Buy Now. We cry "shameless publicity stunt". Damn you, Mobileshop.com.EssentialsApple iPhonePrice: £TBAOn sale: TBA Contact: AppleRelated stories:O2 bags the iPhone – apparently3G iPhone looks ever more likelyGadget of the Day – Aliph Jawbone