Germans clamor for Apple iPhone

“Germany’s biggest Apple retailer is getting 1,000 enquiries every day about buying the new iPhone, which is expected to go on sale towards the end of the year, the retailer’s head told a newspaper,” Reuters reports.

“‘Fifty-seven thousand interested people have already registered with us,’ the head of retailer Gravis, Archibald Horlitz, told Germany’s Tagesspiegel in comments due to be published on Friday. ‘Every day, we get about 1,000 more,'” Reuters reports.

“Horlitz said almost 58 percent of those interested in buying the much-hyped iPhone… said they would consider switching operators if necessary,” Reuters reports. “Horlitz said he expected Gravis would also be allowed to sell the iPhone in its 29 German branches. ‘I assume that we’ll be part of it,’ he said.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jendensam” for the heads up.]

47 Comments

  1. Darth Avenus,

    one market research poll (can’t remember the name) that came out just before the iPhone release stated that about 19 million U.S. Americans and 7 million Brits were very interested in buying an iPhone.
    Which suggests that – proportionate to the respective populations – the iPhone is going to be even more of a hit in the U.K. than in the U.S.
    The report pointed out that the results are no surprise as, per capita, there are many more ‘smart-phones’ in the U.K. than the U.S.

  2. …very risky …a report from the French underground says the Redmonds intend to assassinate quicktime at the border in hopes of disabling the overlying structures. The operation is codenamed ‘windows media if i can’t have u no one will mothrf*ker’ …the Redmonds have gone too far …the whole family is deadly insane.

  3. What I’d like to know is how the Germans will pronounce “iPhone” because the letter “i” in German is pronounced like the English letter “e”. I *think* but do not know for sure that in German-speaking countries iMac is pronounced like “e”-Mac, so I don’t know how they actually pronounced “eMac” – because the letter “e” in German is pronounced like the English letter “a”. Isn’t that confusing?

    A point of interest is that the common word for cell- or mobile phone in German is “Wer zum Teufel hat mein Handy mit Eier gekocht und mit Orangensaft zum Frühstück im Reisebüro gegessen?” (“Who the hell cooked my cell phone with eggs and ate it for breakfast with orange juice at the travel agency?”)

    Interesting article on that topic for you readers of German:
    http://www.iaas.uni-bremen.de/sprachblog/2007/07/02/woher-kommt-das-handy

    P.S. MDN word: “each” as in “To each his own iPhone”

  4. All the Germans I know speak more proper English than many Americans do. You may even say their English is ausgezeignet! ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

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