It amuses me that some analysts in the States still seem to be under the impression that Apple will be seeking just one mobile phone network provider to support the iPhone in the UK.

Even more amusing is that some even think that one provider will provide the iPhone to the whole of Europe – I imagine that they hold the mistaken view that Europe is one big market like the United States.

Europe isn’t dominated by one mobile phone network, and the UK certainly isn’t dominated by one carrier, at least not according to our current poll that asks our UK readers: “Which mobile phone network are you on”. It shows a pretty even split between Vodafone (20.5%), O2 (22.6%) and Orange (20.5%).

If Apple isn't with the big three they might as well not bother to sell the iPhone here. Surely Apple realises that, even if the so-called industry experts don't.