Vodafone restraining order against rival T-Mobile Germany: Apple iPhone to sell without contract

Let the battle commence — Vodafone the European wireless provider on Monday obtained a court order that requires their rival T-Mobile Germany to sell Apple iPhone handsets to the Germans with a service plan and in that we mean on Contract.

The injunction which is temporary was handed down by Hamburg court and it requests a response from T-Mobile’s parent company Deutsche Telekom within two weeks. The ruling can be overturned as part of an appeals process Deutsche Telekom has confirmed.

Update: Coverage of the matter by Dow Jones differs somewhat from the local German press by implying that the temporary injunction restricts any and all iPhone sales in Germany, rather than just those that would be sold with a contract. But due to the agreement between T-Mobile and Apple that iPhone only be sold with a service plan, it’s likely that both scenarios would produce the same result temporarily — a halt to iPhone sales in Germany.

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Should the UK as well have the Apple iPhone without contract?

Source — Dow Jones

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