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iPhone News about the iPhone September 27, 2007 on 8:01 pm | In iPhones, News |

The iPhone in France might be delayed according to problems between Apple and Orange France. The problem seems to be around the percentage of the monthly fee that Apple get back from an iPhone mobile contract and the iPhone price itself. According to the french newspaper , Apple is asking for having back around 30% of the monthly contract!!!

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  1. That’s because the French have this effed up law that basically FORCES Apple to give a price cut if Orange’s service is locked to the iPhone. That obviously FORCES a cut in profits, which I repeat is none of the FR gov’ts biznezz. So Apple is trying to recoup the loss (which is UNIQUE to France) by getting a larger share of the monthly fee.

    Of course, this could be solved if a) Orange did what US services do and buy the phones and then take the discount from their fees or
    b) APPLE WOULD JSUT SELL THE PHONE UNLOCKED!!! duh! far more Europeans would buy iphones if they weren’t locked to a service.

    Stupid all around.

    Comment by Charlie Parker - Paris, FR — September 27, 2007 #

  2. I really don’t think Orange should pay that much to Apple just for the handset. The iPhone will be unlocked and then used on another network… I really don’t think apple deserves 30%… Its asking for too much!!

    Comment by — September 29, 2007 #

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