iPhone banned in Germany – Vodafone to blame

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Bad news if you are trawling German shopping streets today for an iPhone – it’s been banned.

Ok, that’s a bit strong, but Vodafone has obtained a restraining order against Apple’s network partner T-Mobile to stop them from selling the handset in Germany. Vodafone is questioning T-Mobile’s sales practices for the Apple handset, specifically the iPhone’s exclusivity to T-Mobile networks and the subscription tariffs charged by the company.

A spokesman for T-Mobile Monday confirmed the restraining order has been issued, adding that the company is examining the issue. So far, it is too early to comment on possible consequences for the company, he said.

T-Mobile Germany (via CNN Money)

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