O2 Ireland has confirmed that the activation process for the iPhone 3G will be a two-step process for their customers. As was said earlier by an O2 UK employee, customers will have the opportunity to sign up for contracts in advance of the July 11th launch, so that when they arrive that day, they can simply have the already activated SIM card placed into the iPhone, which they then go home and sync with the latest version of iTunes. [via MacNN]
iPhoneinCanada.ca has posted what they claim is a leaked Rogers Wireless internal memo explaining the Rogers iPhone 3G activation process, which they say they received from an anonymous user. The memo mentions that iPhones will be arriving to stores in a "bricked" state, and that a special "activation only" version of iTunes 7.7 will be required to activate the device and un-brick it.
Italian news site setteB.IT claims to have learned that the iPhone 3G activation process in the US may be slightly more complex than previously expected. While the in-store activation policy is far less convenient than the previous iTunes activation process, users wanting to access the App Store will be required to register an account in order to do so. If this process is also required to be done on site, it could add further complexity to the already cumbersome process. (However, they may make it able to be done at home through iTunes, posing little inconvenience.) [via iPod Observer]
A leaked internal memo to Apple retail and sales personnel outlining the company's iPhone 3G Frequently Asked Questions has provides some tidbits on what to expect come July 11th as well as information for bulk iPhone 3G sales: