“T-Mobile can sell Apple’s sought-after iPhone exclusively locked to its own service, a German court ruled Tuesday, reversing an injunction last month requiring the company to sell an unlocked version in Europe’s biggest economy,” Matt Moore reports for The Associated Press.
“The Hamburg District Court said Tuesday that T-Mobile, part of Deutsche Telekom AG, could indeed sell the phone, coupled with a two-year contract, that could not be used on networks provided by rival wireless companies,” Moore reports.
Moore reports, “The arrangement is similar to those Apple Inc. has with other carriers around the world. In the United States, AT&T Inc. is Apple’s exclusive partner. ‘We are pleased with the outcome,’ T-Mobile spokesman Rene Bresken said. Shares of Deutsche Telekom gained 1.2 percent after the decision to 15.28 euros ($22.41) in Frankfurt.”
Moore reports, “The company will stop selling an unlocked version but said that after customers’ contracts expire, it will unlock their iPhone at no charge.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Mike in Helsinki'” for the heads up.]