Apple forced to sell unlocked iPhones in France
source: IHT via EngadgetMobile
1. Ken (unregistered) posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:41 0 0
Yeah Yeah, AT&T and Apple get a Smack up side the head from something big long and floppy. (And it aint the Eiffel Tower) Hee Hawww!
2. Kev (unregistered) posted on 19 Oct 2007, 08:47 0 0
They'll probably just raise the price of the unlocked version so that it's so high, it won't make sense to want to buy it. I'm predicting double the price of the locked version?
3. 666 (unregistered) posted on 19 Oct 2007, 17:09 0 0
Latest news is that the unlocked version will cost over €1000. That's not much cheaper than the locked version with a full contract worth of airtime. Not that it really matters. The disastrous SMS interface and lack of 3G will ensure the crrent iPhone model won't do well in Europe anyway. Lack of UMTS is a major mistake, because EDGE became obsolete in Europe before it even got started.
4. VanBoy (unregistered) posted on 21 Oct 2007, 19:03 0 0
They don't really need to sell unlocked version because there's a hole in the French law. There's no requirement as to how many units they need to produce within a period of time for the customers. All they need to do is announced the unlock version then back order every order customer placed. The wait time can be from a few months to a year. HA HA. :)
5. Alex (unregistered) posted on 22 Oct 2007, 10:42 0 0
Whats the big deal with hating on AT&T/Apple for their locking attempt/having exclusiveness here!?!? They didnt get smacked upside the head, they got their pockets fat.