Apple and T-Mobile have confirmed T-Mobile, the leading network operator in Germany, will be the exclusive German carrier of the iPhone.

The device will ship in Germany on the same day as the UK, 9 November.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with T-Mobile to bring the iPhone to Germany,” said Apple CEO Steve Jobs. “Customer response to iPhone in the US has been incredible, and we can't wait to introduce T-Mobile customers to the most revolutionary mobile device on the planet.”

“We are convinced that we can get our customers excited about experiencing the mobile internet with the iPhone,” said  Hamid Akhavan, CEO, T-Mobile International.

“I am proud that Apple and T-Mobile have become partners. The best mobile device currently on the market will soon be operating on the best network in the country.” 

iPhone users in Germany will have access to Apple's latest music offerings on iPhone, including the recently launched iTunes WiFi Music Store. 

By the end of 2007, T-Mobile will be the only network operator in Germany to offer EDGE throughout its entire GSM network.

With 20,000 HotSpots, T-Mobile is the biggest Wi-Fi provider in the world. 8,600 of these are in Germany, where HotSpot users can achieve download speeds of up to 11 megabits per second.

iPhone is scheduled to go on sale on November 9 and will be sold in Germany through Telekom Shops of Deutsche Telekom and the T-Mobile web shop. iPhone requires a new two-year T-Mobile tariff and will be available in an 8GB model for €399 including VAT and will work with either a PC or Mac.