The Apple iPhone could appear exclusively on Vodafone when it launches in the UK later this year. The Cupertino company is said to be looking for a pan-European partner for the iPhone, with Vodafone the clear front runner, according to a Guardian report.

The article also says that Google is looking for European partners for its G-Phone mobile search software.

Apple's iPhone was launched in January at the Macworld expo in San Francisco. The phone uses a revolutionary 'multi-touch' touchscreen interface and includes iPod style audio and video playback. It runs under a cutdown version of the Mac OS X operating system and is said to be powered by three ARM processors.