Orange Announces iPhone for France

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    As has been rumored, Orange announced today that they have signed an exclusive agreement with Apple to distribute the iPhone in France.

    No details (price or plans) have yet been provided, and Apple has not yet announced the partnership. Apple Expo, however, takes place next week starting on September 25th.

    Earlier this week, Apple announced the iPhone for Germany and the UK.

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    oranges and apple

    well, i do hope to hear that some good data plans and service is clinched to this. naturally this wont' be the first post. cheers

    i want to finally get some positives comment for the service of the phone
     
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    I fully expected the Steve Jobs European Tour to roll into Paris today. Not the case I guess :confused:
     
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    MrCrowbar

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    All those rumors getting true one after another kinda gets boring. I want the Powerbook G5 back :p

    Price will probably be the same as in Germany.
     
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    Apple and Orange...

    That's funny, after looking at your post I visited another news site that reported about this movie with Inspektor Columbo:
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    Viva la Revolucion!

    Steve's like a friggin' missionary right now. Can't wait for the iRaq iPhone. Probably will have some sort of mine searching widget or something cool.
     
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    I wouldn't go that far. I dont really like to be disappointed
     
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    since I am on orange in the UK, I think something needs to change....
    let the french have the O2 deal, and the UK get the orange deal, then I could have an iPhone on Orange, as I prefer their customer services way above that of O2... Or I should move to france....:apple:
     
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    right on. let's bring the Powerbook G5 and snappier Safari back!!! :D
     
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    Heheh, I know what you mean. It just isn't as fun unless we get to bitch about something that didn't come true. :D
     
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    Nice...so is Jobs coming back to the US now to give us our 1.1.1 WITHOUT copy/paste, ichat, and Flash?... Probably improve stability?... :confused:
     
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    You're confusing a useful update with a "die, hackers!" update.
     
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    Other than the apple mystique, why would a Euopean buy a phone that is not 3G equiped.????
     
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    How about an iPhone for the rest of us in the EU, before that? Life sucks.
     
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    two things i dont understand about the european release.....

    why would anyone in europe buy a phone that is not 3G? That would be like us buying a macbook pro that only supported dial up internet. Also....what is the point of exclusive deals in europe, when anyone can just change out the SIM card and use any and every server on the continent?
     
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    Maybe people don't care about 3G as much as we think? You certainly don't need it when showing movies and photos to people when you're face to face with them in the pub or at uni.
     
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    As I've said many times, lots of people have 3G on their phone, and don't use it, that's why people will buy a non-3G phone. This goes more so with a Wi-fi enabled phone with free use of The Cloud and my uni network. I'm either there or at home so I don't need 3G to surf quickly.
     
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    It does strick me as odd that they didn't go with one provider across the board. It would be seriously cool for one company to do that, and maybe offer lower rates when roaming. Who cares anyway...
     
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    everyday a country gets announced and everyday it's not canada.....a little piece of me dies.....:apple: stupid iPhone....
     
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    This fragmentation of networks for the European release just doesn't make any sense to me. I hope Steve has a pretty good reason other than who was prepared to sacrifice the biggest chunk of their revenues in each market!

    I'm a bit jealous of France and Germany, the first time I could ever say that! Why do we have to get lumbered with O2? :(
     
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    Hey, at least the can$ caught up to the us$...
     
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    Orange IPHONE

    This is strange, As orange is still in the main a UK company (but owned by a French company) and bar far has the best data support, customer service of any UK network. Why was O2 chosen in the UK on Orange in France. Money i guess. SO SAD:mad:
     
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    I guess after the UK announcement all the other companies got impatient for their announcements. I would have expected apple to make the announcement in similar style as the UK.
     
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    Hottest dish in Paris cafes: Pomme a l'Orange!
     

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