T-Mobile's Apple iPhone monopoly in Germany is over - it is now offered by three carriers
If the events in Germany are of any indication for what's going to happen in the States, then Verizon subscribers are surely looking to the future with hope. But let's go back to Germany. You can now purchase an unlocked, contract-free iPhone and the prices are 519 euros ($715) for the 8GB iPhone 3GS, while you'll have to pay 629 euros (or $866) for the iPhone 4 16GB version and 739 euros ($1017) for the iPhone 4 32GB model. T-Mobile continues to be a carrier for Apple's products and has been offering its customers for some time to buy an iPhone for as less as one euro after the purchaser puts pen to paper on a contract.
On a global scale, the rumours that a CDMA iPhone is just around the corner just refuse to go away. The latest rumour, that 25 million CDMA Apple iPhones are planned for 2011, is just the icing on the cake. Now that T-Mobile doesn't have the exclusive rights to sell the iPhone in Germany, do you think that AT&T will have a similar fate in the States? And how much of a difference would it be if the biggest US carrier manages to add the iPhone to its phone list?