Apple Announces that Orange is Exclusive iPhone Carrier in France

Besides Leopard, Apple announced today that Orange will be the exclusive French carrier for the Apple iPhone. The iPhone will make its debut in France on Thursday November 29th.

"We are excited to partner with Orange and bring iPhone to France in time for the holidays," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "iPhone is an amazing product and we hope mobile users in France will love it as much as we do."

The 8GB iPhone will be sold in France through Orange's online and direct retail stores for 399 euros including V.A.T.

It's unclear what became of the negotiations surrounding the French law that requires mobile phones to be sold unlocked 6 months after launch.

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