iPhone in Australia: Telstra?

There has been a lot of chatter in various forums regarding who will get the deal with Apple and when it will happen. The general consensus is that the iPhone will come to Australia when there is a 3G version… and its starting to look like Telstra might be the company they will deal with.

An article discovered by one of the Whirlpool denizens seems to suggest it… READ

Of particular interest to me was the following paragraph

But Telstra and Apple have been growing close. In August, ASX-listed Telstra reseller Fone Zone bought Australia’s largest network of Apple stores, Next Byte, followed by the purchase of Apple support and rentals business Frequency Communications in October.

Nextbyte and Frequency are the largest Apple resellers that I am aware of. I wonder if Mac1 will be next…