Apple Inc.’s muchanticipated iPhone device will go on sale outside the U.S.
for the first time today, launching in Britain and Germany.
The 8GB music phone features builtin WiFi and mobile data technology, as well
as a host of multimedia features and other mobile software. It will be sold by
TMobile in Germany for €399 (US$584), and by O2 and Carphone Warehouse in the
UK, at a cost of £269 (US$564).
Analysts aren’t expecting the iPhone’s European launch to create quite as much
fervor as the American release in late June, which attracted close to 500,000
buyers in a single weekend. There is sure to be a sizable rush, however, and
retailers in Germany and Britain have undoubtedly prepared for anything.