16GB 3G iPhone in Germany on November 12th?

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    HardMac.com republishes what is claiming to be an iPhone advertisement from T-Mobile.


    The flyer claims the iPhone will be launching in Germany on November 12th by T-Mobile. It also indicates the iPhone will have 16GB of storage and work on the 3G network.

    The flyer was also submitted to us via a Rapid Share link. As always the authenticity of such an image is impossible to verify.

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  2. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    If this is real, and comes to the US, I'll be there day 1.
  3. GeekLawyer macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2007
    The post is coming from inside the house!
    Can anyone who knows T-Mobile's business in Germany comment as to the seeming authenticity of the pricing structure?
  4. kenaustus macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2003
    This sounds possible, with a US version released around the same time, or at MWSF 08. Personally I have felt that a 16 gig iPhone would be delivered in January for $399, with an 8 gig iPhone being $50 to $100 cheaper. Apple's going after the phone market and January will be the time I'll look to buy.
  5. Squareball macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2004
    Palo Alto, CA
    Fake, Fake, Fake, Fake, Fake! Fake.

    First they call it the iPhone XL for 499 euros (that's like 680 dollars) then they say Apple iPod 16 GB. I really don't buy it.
  6. guzhogi macrumors 68030


    Aug 31, 2003
    Wherever my feet take me…
    Anyone else notice that in the pic, the first thing right under the bold print is "Apple iPod 16 GB?
  7. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    The XL refers to the service plan.
  8. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    weil you know it's going to happen sooner or later so these rumors point out the obvious.
  9. GeekLawyer macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2007
    The post is coming from inside the house!
    Good catch. "It's a faaaaaaaake!"
  10. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    it probably is fake, but there's still a chance, considering 16GB is the next step.
  11. -AS- macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2007
    i know the company well (business customer), and i heard from a high rank employee, that the iphone will come in november. The flyer is also, if you ignore "ipod" instead of "iphone", very similiar to the ones you get from t-mobile in germany. the pink color is also matching 100% to the color they normally use

    PS: these faults (ipod instead of iphone) are not rare things in t-mobile flyers, their flyers are full of faults! ;-)
  12. HermanTheGerman macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2006
    Did you actually join only to let us know about that?
  13. aerospace macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2007
    am i right in reading they get 400minutes a month for 69 euros? that cant be right, accoring to my cousin in germany they pay about half what we do for minutes...my german is a bit rusty though
  14. P.B. macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2005
    the price is actually very likely,
    Apple prices are ALWAYS transfered 1:1 from Dollar to Euro.
    An 8GB iPhone is 400,- so an 16GB is going to be 500,-.

    I'm from Germany as well and I would be very happy with the prices in the advert. It's even a little less expensiv then comparable t-mobile plans today.
  15. currentinterest macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2007
    Well, this is how my $100 credit will be spent, bringing the 16 GB, 3G iPhone that will be available in November down to $399. My kid will finally get his iPhone (my 1st generation).
  16. treichert88 macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2005
    could be real in my opinion... looks exactly like the stuff t-mobile publishes here in germany (and they're - as stated before - full of mistakes)

    the naming schemes for the different plans also matches the current model of T-Mobile here in germany ("relax 100", "relax XL") and if you take a very close look at the interface of the iPhone in that picture you can see that it's already translated which of course could also simply mean that somebody really took some time to do this...

    on the other hand i'm not so sure about the 3G simply because apple clearly said that they wouldn't do that at the moment.
  17. HermanTheGerman macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2006
    Translation Disrepancies

    If you take a look for instance at the word below the "world clock" icon, it says "Weltuhr" in German. However, this word does not even exist in the German language.

    Also, "Photos" would be spelled "Fotos" in German, although the rather old-fashioned spelling "Photos" (referring to the Greek root of the word) still does exist.

    The "Text" below the "text" icon and "Karten" below the "maps" icon are translated correctly, but sound rather awkward to a native speaker in this context.

    Other than that: The "Z.B" (meaning "e.g." in German) in the upper pink box stating the 499,00 € price should be spelled "z.B.", as you can see here: http://dict.leo.org/ende?lp=ende&la...sectHdr=on&spellToler=on&search=e.g&relink=on

    You could capitalize the "z" if you were to initiate a sentence with it, but that would be considered poor spelling style, thus, you would rather write it in full ("Zum Beispiel"). However, that text in the upper pink box is not even a real sentence.

    I would consider it a fake.
  18. papadopolis1024 macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2007
    Well that wold be why there was a price drop... In November people will be pissed even more.
  19. miketcool macrumors 6502a


    Jun 24, 2003
    Any germans want to help out a fellow T-Mobile user in the states?
    Just work with my SIM and I will pay the premium to have a T-Mobile iPhone on my excellent excellent service.

    Also, I have spoken with a few T-Mobile reps here in socal: Expect 3G approval from the FCC this fall!
  20. chr1s60 macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2007
    I'm not falling for it. I will believe there is a 3G iPhone when I watch Steve Jobs announce it. Until then, I find it hard to believe any of the things like this that come out.
  21. -AS- macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2007
    yes, actually you're right! i just wanted to say something to this topic.

    btt: if you take a closer look, you'll see, that in the upper left of the display you can see "t-mobile D", also settings is called "einstellungen" and everything else is translated too. i don't think that someone is so careful when faking, and a apple fan (which would probably faked it, if it's a fake) wouldn't make a fault, writing ipod instead of iphone!
  22. wowotoe macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2007
    If you look at the iPhone pic closer, you'll noticed there are two icons after the T-Mobile carrier logo. They look like the Edge icon 'E' and WiFi signal. People who have iPhone will know iPhone can display either the 'E' or Wifi, but not both at the same time.

    but still, this might just be graphical error (my company's in-house designers do these kind of small error all the time) and the other info can still be true.
  23. Habakuk macrumors 6502a

    Jul 10, 2007
    Vienna Austria Europe
    That is not true. The cheapest MacBook Pro starts at 1999 US-Dollar or 1899 Euro.
  24. maokh macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    Right, because low level reps from a competiting cellular company have "an in" on that kind of information. Besides, they havent even applied, and its fall. how could it be approved?
  25. HermanTheGerman macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2006
    Well, it does not take a genius to do that. A decent (online) dictionary is all you need.

    The icons "Phone" and "Mail" in the dock are not translated though.

    Also, the "XL" behind "iPhone" in the upper pink box is not correctly aligned.

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