Now this rumor seems to have some teeth behind it--given it's from The Financial Times. According to the report, T-Mobile of Germany, Orange of France and O2 in the U.K. have each reached exclusive deals with Apple for the iPhone. What's more, the deals see the carriers paying Apple 10 percent of the revenues made from the calls and data transfers from iPhones. While none of the carriers would comment on the report, the newspaper's sources say that the carriers will officially announce their deals with Apple at the IFA trade fair in Berlin at the end of the month. Vodafone, like its friend Verizon in the U.S., reportedly turned down the iPhone deal because it did not want to pay the steep percentage of revenues to the handset maker. Will the Europe-bound iPhone still be restricted to EDGE and WiFi?
For more on the report:
- read this article from The Financial Times