I've just spoken with an insider in O2 who says the iPhone launch in the UK will not be until December as they are currently having problems with the 'carrier signal'. He wouldn't elaborate, but I'm surmising (if true!) that this is due to the new EDGE network O2 would have to provide to support gen1 iPhone. Unless gen2 iPhone is being tested for the 3G networks in the UK.... Pinch the salt as usual.