IPhone Exclusivity Ending in Germany
Germany is the last major European market with a single iPhone carrier. But not for much longer.
Deutsche Telekom (DT)-owned carrier T-Mobile’s iPhone exclusivity deal with Apple (AAPL) is nearing expiration and has not been extended. People familiar with the matter tell The Wall Street Journal that the company’s exclusive rights to sell the device may end as soon as October, opening the door for Vodafone and O2 to begin selling it as well. Discussions between Apple and both carriers are said to be underway and deals are expected to be signed in time for the holiday shopping season.