RUMOR: Apple iPhone coming to Italy, Spain, and Switzerland in February

Apple Online StoreRecent iPhone rumors point to Telecom Italia Mobile grabbing the exclusive Apple iPhone deal in Italy, Telefonica nabbing the iPhone in Spain, and Swisscom getting iPhone for Switzerland.

“Spain’s El Periodico reports that Telefonica is Apple’s chosen network for the country, with the announcement of the link set for the World Mobile Congress, which takes place in Barcelona between 11-14 February,” Jonny Evans reports for Macworld UK.

“In Italy, Apple seems set to go to Telecom Italia Mobile. Macity reports that the iPhone’s software already includes a piece of code (the TIM_Italy.bundle) that strongly suggests support for that network is already being built-in,” Evans reports. “Swisscom is expected to bring the iPhone to Switzerland by late February, claims Le Temps.”

Links to the articles mentioned in the full article here.

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


  1. Still nothing about Canada. Been waiting too long for it, and quite frankly, between having to deal with Rogers, and the fact I don’t even plan to use a cell phone a whole lot, I’ll probably just get a cheap $70 phone from Virgin Mobile and go pre-paid. And get an iPod touch, if I seriously want wi-fi on the run.

  2. I suggest you Canadians wait for the ZunePhone. It’s obvious Apple doesn’t care about you. Typical.

    Besides, the iPhone can’t play WMA files and doesn’t use Microsoft Internet Explorer so what’s the point?

    Your potential. Our passion.™

  3. Add Canada into this mix. With substantiated rumors that Rogers is dramatically lowering their data plans on other specific phones like the BlackBerry, along with making sure the data plan pricing can be specific to a phone make/model, it clearly indicates something forthcoming is initiating this change.

    Clearly this indicates the iPhone. Rogers does not want you to be able to use an iPhone activated sim card to receive the same data plan on other phones. Just like Apple/AT&T;did in the states.

    O’ Canada, Glorious and Free!

  4. Z.T.,

    Good morning. I was getting worried about you.

    I’m curious about the ZunePhone. I assume it will include a camera. Will the pictures be in MicroSoft’s new photo format?

    After all, we know that WMP (Windows Media Photo) is supe…, oops, I mean HD Photo is superior to all other formats.

    Hmm, I wonder why MicroSoft would rename it and remove their own name. That doesn’t make any sense whatsoever.

    Do you have any insight on this Zuney?

  5. LorD1776,

    You bring up a very good point. Why wait for independent international standards bodies define open file formats when Microsoft can do it for us? After all, 96% of the world enjoys using Windows computers so whatever file format Microsoft comes up with is a de facto standard. That way there’s nothing proprietary about it, you see, Microsoft is all about choice.

    Personally I’ll miss ‘Windows’ in the file format name. When people hear ‘Windows’ they think innovation, quality, openness & compatibility so it doesn’t make sense to remove ‘Windows’.

    Your potential. Our passion.™

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