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02/17/2009, 10:02 am
Although AT&T and several other iPhone partners joined an industry initiative to standardize mobile phone chargers over the next few years, Apple has yet to follow suit and may remain committed to its proprietary dock-connector interface .
02/04/2009, 01:02 pm
A French appeals court has thrown out France Telecom's attempt to restore its exclusive rights to the iPhone, upholding a December ruling handed down by competition regulators.
01/12/2009, 07:01 pm
Apple is searching for lab engineers familiar with a more advanced version of 3G than in current iPhones. Also, Intel is reportedly crafting a processor that would straddle the line between netbooks and costly ultraportables, and Orange France is reporting gangbuster iPhone sales over the holidays.
12/29/2008, 01:12 pm
Following a recent ruling by local regulators, French consumers can now purchase an iPhone 3G without signing a service contract with Apple-sanctioned wireless carrier Orange, assuming they're willing to digest a considerable markup.
12/17/2008, 10:12 am
Apple must immediately cease its exclusive relationship with France Telecom's Orange and allow other local carriers to offer the iPhone to its subscribers, the French competition counsel ruled Wednesday.
11/11/2008, 06:11 pm
One report is suggesting that Apple will not only expand iPhone sales to Costco but cut pricing at the same time. In a more confirmed price drop, Apple is now touting $5 movie purchases as a regular feature. Also, Google has launched its own video chat feature and has started tracking the spread of the flu through searches.
11/10/2008, 09:11 pm
In an aggressive move to spur iPhone sales heading into the holidays, Orange appears to be on the verge of cutting prices for Apple's handset well below existing costs.
10/02/2008, 07:10 pm
After more than a year without a direct competitor to the iPhone, Nokia on Thursday fired back with a phone that it hopes will better Apple's now widespread device -- albeit with a delayed launch and a few other catches.
08/26/2008, 10:08 am
Following an uproar on the part of disgruntled iPhone customers, French wireless carrier Orange will reportedly raise an unpublicized cap on 3G download speeds next month.
08/21/2008, 06:08 pm
Not content to wait for the enthusiastic fans that greeted some iPhone 3G launches, Orange Poland is said to be paying actors to sit in line and attract genuine customers.
08/06/2008, 08:08 am
The iPhone will make its way to Romania, the Philippines, and Hungary during the second phase of Apple's international iPhone 3G rollout later this month, local carriers announced on Wednesday.
06/26/2008, 08:06 am
France Telecom's Orange said Thursday it will launch Apple's much anticipated iPhone 3G in France on July 17th with prices starting at 149 euro ($233) for the 8GB model.
05/27/2008, 12:05 am
French iPhone owners are said to be receiving offers from Orange that would discount the new iPhone for owners of today's model.
05/16/2008, 09:05 am
Orange, the exclusive provider of iPhones in France, announced Friday a new deal with Apple that will see it expand distribution and service of the device to additional European countries, the Middle East, and parts of Africa.
05/07/2008, 10:05 am
Talks are ongoing to bring the next-generation of Apple's iPhone to Spain and Poland. Meanwhile, a new version of the iPhone SDK has been released with minor tweaks; AppleInsider can confirm an AT&T memo issued Tuesday; and eBay has yanked an auction for an unofficial Mac clone system.
04/18/2008, 10:04 am
Apple is in talks with its exclusive French wireless carrier, Orange, to lower the price of the iPhone in France following disappointing sales, Les Echos is reporting.
02/12/2008, 07:02 pm
A new report claims that between 800,000 and 1 million iPhones have been unlocked without permission -- and that workers involved in producing the Apple handset may be helping along a blossoming gray market for the device.
01/04/2008, 11:01 am
Orange, the mobile arm of France Telecom, said it sold over 70,000 Apple iPhones since the touch-screen handset made its debut in France during the final week of November.
11/28/2007, 06:11 pm
The iPhone's launch in France was marked by large lines and a VIP visit. Meanwhile, Nokia may square off against Apple if it releases a touchscreen phone, and Apple has overtaken Dell in Black Friday site traffic.
11/27/2007, 09:11 am
France Telecom mobile arm Orange said it expects to sell nearly 100,000 of Apple Inc.'s iPhones by the end of year and has also vowed to move the unlocked version of the touch-screen handset at costs well below its German counterpart, T-Mobile.