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    Lightbulb Think Secret Reporting that The Euro iPhone WILL NOT have 3G

    The tone of think secret in the article sounds confident. My educated guess is, it is true.

    September 14, 2007 - Apple will unveil its plans for the iPhone in the United Kingdom at a London media event next Tuesday, but the device will not be available to consumers until the first half of November, according to fresh information passed along by Think Secret sources. The Euro-spec iPhone will not be equipped with 3G network support, as some have speculated.

    The exact iPhone UK launch date will likely land during the week of November 12, although sources have said there is a possibility the iPhone will be in stores the previous week. As previously reported, O2 will be the exclusive official carrier of the iPhone in the UK.

    Apple is expected to host a similar media event in France the following week, around September 24, to usher in the iPhone's arrival in that country. The news will come ahead of Apple Expo, which kicks off September 25 in Paris. France Telecom's Orange unit will be the exclusive provider of the iPhone in France, and phones are expected to arrive in the hands of French consumers around November 29.

    Meanwhile, T-Mobile is also slated to start selling the iPhone in Germany some time in November, although details of that product launch are less certain at this point.

    European consumers are expected to be less forgiving of the iPhone's EDGE data support, as the much faster 3G network standard is widely deployed in the region. Development of a 3G-equipped iPhone continues, however, and sources say Apple could start shipping such a model as early as February 2008, much to the chagrin of early iPhone adopters in Europe.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Locked View Post
    The tone of think secret in the article sounds confident. My educated guess is, it is true.
    I would think this is true given that o2 is currently rolling out its EDGE services at the moment:

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/09/14/o2_edge/

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    Let's wait and see. For the time being, enjoy your unlocked iPhones

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    Is there a website showing 02 edge coverage?

    Just that the iphone shows orange edge coverage when any sim chip is inserted..

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    IIRC, The E will displayed even if the phone is just using GPRS.


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    the reson why most likely they woulnt put g3 is b/c it usues up to much of the batterry and they would need to decrease other feture due to this which they dont want

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    Probably 3g in 2nd gen iPhones then. Makes sense- everyone must upgrad again! However, isn't it true that in some European country (finland, I think), it is illegal to sell carrier locked phones? If so, that means some countries will not get iPhones? Or they will be unlocked iPhones on sale?

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    I've been talking about this with friends and family in two European countries. The consensus is that Apple will only sell from countries where there is no unlock law (i.e. UK, France, Germany). Since the EU is a free trade zone, anyone can order from those countries and receive a phone, however Apple probably won't have to deliver an unlocked phone.

    Granted, neither I nor my friends know any more than the average Joe, so we'll just have to wait and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davandron View Post
    I've been talking about this with friends and family in two European countries. The consensus is that Apple will only sell from countries where there is no unlock law (i.e. UK, France, Germany). Since the EU is a free trade zone, anyone can order from those countries and receive a phone, however Apple probably won't have to deliver an unlocked phone.

    Granted, neither I nor my friends know any more than the average Joe, so we'll just have to wait and see.
    In France and UK, there are laws. And they protect the end user. The operator has to unlock the phone if the contract is over or if the user pays the early termination fees.

    According to some rumors, the iphone should also be sold here in Switzerland by Orange (that is owned by France Telecom). It's funny, as it's the only operator that as no Edge support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacoch View Post
    In France and UK, there are laws. And they protect the end user. The operator has to unlock the phone if the contract is over or if the user pays the early termination fees.

    According to some rumors, the iphone should also be sold here in Switzerland by Orange (that is owned by France Telecom). It's funny, as it's the only operator that as no Edge support.
    not true... in Switzerland it will be sold by Swisscom...


 

 
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