Following the "Mum is no longer the word" Apple press event held in Europe, a couple pieces of interesting information floated to the top of the disappointing mess.
Apple announced a European iPhone will finally hit UK stores on November 9th, but the Apple phone will unfortunately maintain 2G EDGE data connectivity, a huge disappointment since the technology can be frustratingly slow much of the time. Apple didn’t announce anything specific for Germany or France yet, but the recent leaked T-Mobile ad says the iPhone is dated for November in Germany as well. Apple also didn’t leave us entirely hanging on the much anticipated 3G version of the iPhone.
Pocket-lint reports Apple will release a 3G iPhone in 2008 citing Apple CEO jobs when he said, "You can expect a 3G iPhone later next year." Then when all was said and done, something interesting happened. Engadget had a chance to get "hands on" session with the UK iPhone and took many pictures in the process.
One picture of a settings menu stood out in particular as it listed TV-out options, mainly the option to turn widescreen "on" or "off" and the ability to choose a TV signal, "NTSC" or "PAL". A TUAW reader pointed out Apple’s slip with the iPhone, which is running an unreleased firmware version. It should be very likely that we see TV-out coming to current iPhone models and maybe even iPod Touch models soon.