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T-Mobile Selling $1,500 Unlocked iPhone in Germany

T-Mobile Selling Unlocked iPhone in Germany, for $1,478
Apple struck an exclusive deal with T-Mobile Germany to sell and support the iPhone, similar to the agreement it has with AT&T here in the states. However, locked handsets and exclusive arrangements aren't as easily accepted in the EU. The German branch of competitor Vodafone obtained a court injunction against the deal, claiming that the exclusive arrangement wasn't acceptable under German law.

T-Mobile has responded by deciding to sell the phone unlocked for €999, roughly $1,478. It is the first officially sanctioned unlocked iPhone available, but at such an absurd price, it won't be flying off the shelves (we don't think).

T-Mobile's disingenuous attempt to appease Vodafone and the German government sure isn't going to win any fans. Don't be shocked if this tale gets even uglier.

From Engadget

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