updated 09:20 am EST, Wed February 27, 2008
iPhone 1.1.4 & Ireland
Apple's latest iPhone firmware update points to Ireland as the next country to carry the device, according to a new report. Macity claims that in probing the firmware's latest list of supported carriers, references have been added for both T-Mobile Austria and O2 Ireland. No announcements have been made for Ireland, but T-Mobile CEO Hamid Akhavan has himself confirmed the iPhone's arrival in Austria during the first half of 2008.
The presence of new listings in the firmware has been a reliable indicator of expansion in the past, pointing to current carriers. Ireland is also aided by the fact that O2 is already the official carrier for the United Kingdom, which may reduce the need for prolonged negotiations. Similarly, T-Mobile has been carrying the iPhone in Germany since November 9th.