Israel officially gets the iPhone

According to popular Israeli website nana10 (via MacBlogz), Israel will be getting the iPhone in short order.  The tiny nation is chock full of technology companies and jailbroken iPhones are a dime a dozen there. 

But until now, Apple hasn’t officially partnered with any of the telecoms.  Strangely, Orange who has iPhone contracts in many other surrounding countries and all over the world, isn’t going to be the carrier of choice.  Apple has gone with Pelephone, a smaller local carrier.

Update: Orange also will be carrying the iPhone in Israel it appears … which makes sense. 

You’ll recall that Scott Forstall announced during WWDC ’09 that Hebrew, Arabic and other right to left languages would be officially supported in iPhone 3.0 – so this news timing makes sense.

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