Russell Hewitt, chief executive officer for Vodafone Australia, released a statement shortly after the announcement.
Vodafone Australia is enormously pleased to be included in the agreement to sell the iPhone to our customers later this year," he said.
The iPhone will be the perfect addition to Vodafone Australias mobile handset range. The iPhones Australian launch is well-timed to coincide with our plans to deliver an enhanced mobile internet and entertainment experience to customers.
The iPhone has already proved to be extremely popular with customers in other parts of the world and Vodafone is confident that todays announcement will be well received by all Australians who are keen to get their hands on their own iPhone.
This is the first official confirmation from a mobile carrier that it will release the iPhone locally.