T-Mobile will continue to have the iPhone exclusive in Germany. The confirmation of what one could already suspect from the series of announcements of the last few days, comes from Hamid Akhavan, managing director of the company owned by Deutsche Telekom.
Speaking at the Media and Telecoms Summit in Paris, Akhavan underlined the excellent relationships with Apple and the fact that the current exclusive will last over time even with the launch of a new model; "If there is an iPhone 3G – added the CEO of the mobile phone operator – we expect that we will also have it exclusively for Germany."
The hypothesis that the current mobile operators to have iPhones in their offer will continue in the future, until the natural conclusion of the contract, to manage the mobile phone exclusively up to now had been put forward by several sites, including ours. It is, in all likelihood, an advantage that comes against some disadvantages such as, for example, the sharing of the profits on the fee imposed by Apple in the signing of the agreements.
The countries where, in addition to Germany, iPhone will continue to remain exclusive are: France, the United Kingdom, the United States, Austria and Ireland. In Italy, as is known, Tim does not have exclusivity (contrary to what would have happened, probably, if he had signed the agreement that according to some sources had been offered to her in late autumn) but will share the sale of the phone with Vodafone , although at the moment it is unclear whether Telecom Italia's mobile phone arm will enjoy any advantage over the competitor. Among the hypotheses the possibility of being able to sell the mobile phone a few weeks in advance on the competitor.