Apple (AAPL) and T-Mobile may have thought they could choke off the sale of unlocked iPhones in Germany by pricing them high enough -- and 999 euros ($1,485 at today's exchange rate) is certainly pretty steep for a cell phone that ordinarily sells for 399 euros in Europe and $399 in the U.S.
But they probably didn't figure on the competition using that 600 euro ($890) price differential as a crowbar MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 27, 2007 5:20 PM ET
UPDATE: France Telecom today set its prices for iPhones locked and unlocked. See France's $956 iPhone.
Apple's (AAPL) iPhone goes on sale in France Wednesday night for 399 euros ($593) with a 2-year contract, and although we don't know yet how much France Telecom plans to charge for an iPhone without a contract, we do know that it will be less than 999 euros ($1,485 at today's exchange rates).
That's how much MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 27, 2007 12:04 PM ET
One of the questions left unanswered when Apple (AAPL) finally sealed the deal with Orange to market the iPhone in France -- where it's illegal to sell a phone that's locked to a particular carrier -- was how much customers who wanted to buy the device without a contract would have to pay.
Now we know, thanks to a court in Hamburg, Germany: a premium of 600 euros, or $880, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 21, 2007 11:24 AM ET
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