Rumour: European iPhone deal clinched by T-Mobile (Deutsche Telekom)

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The latest rumour surrounding the iPhone’s European launch is that it’s coming on November 1st, and will be sold exclusively by Germany’s Deutsche Telekom, known better in the UK as T-Mobile.

Unnamed sources in the German newspaper Rheinische Post claim that T-Mobile is expected to sell the iPhone exclusively with a T-Mobile contract for around 450 euros, which at current exchange rates is just over £300.

We never got a Monday announcement, and if these rumours are proved true then it seems to cut out Vodafone (previous front-runners) and the Carphone Warehouse from any deal.

However, that’s assuming that Apple is still keen on doing a pan-European deal. Some reports suggest that this deal is simply for Germany, so that wouldn’t rule out the bizarre UK trio doing a deal with Apple for us Brits.

Who knows? We’ll have to wait and see if and when this story is confirmed.

(Via Washington Post)

Andy Merrett