Apple confirms Orange as exclusive iPhone distributor in France
Posted on 17-Oct-2007 09:35
Filed under: News
Apple have announced that Orange will be the exclusive French carrier of the Apple iPhone when it makes its debut in France on 29 November.
iPhone combines three devices into one - a mobile phone, a widescreen iPod, and a mobile Internet device - all based on Apple’s multi-touch interface and software that allows users to control iPhone with just a tap, flick or pinch of their fingers.
Apple sold its one millionth iPhone just 74 days after it went on sale in the US on June 29.
In addition to all the features that made iPhone so popular in the US, iPhone users in France will have access to Apple's latest music offerings on iPhone including the recently launched iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store. The iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store offers customers the ability to browse, search, preview, purchase and download songs and albums from iTunes over the built-in Wi-Fi on their iPhone. No computer is required and when the customer connects their iPhone back with the PC or Mac, their music automatically syncs back into their iTunes library.
The T-Mobile network will also support iPhone’s Visual Voicemail feature, which enables users to immediately randomly access those messages that interest them most.
iPhone is scheduled to go on sale on 29 November and will be sold in France through Orange’s online and direct retail stores. iPhone will be available in an 8GB model for €399 including V.A.T. for any subscription to one of the dedicated rate plans and will work with either a PC or Mac.
iPhone activation will require an Internet connection; an iTunes Store account; the latest version of iTunes available at www.itunes.fr and a PC or Mac with a USB 2.0 port and one of the following operating systems: Mac OS X v10.4.10 or later; Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later; or Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Enterprise or Ultimate Edition.