Orange Selected as iPhone Supplier in France
Although no official announcement has come from Apple itself, Orange on Thursday said that it had won the contract to bring the device to its customers in France. Like the German deal, no pricing details were given, however the company also declined to specify any launch date. In all likelihood, the phone would ship there on November 9, as that is the date that has been selected for both the UK and German launches.
Apple has shipped one million of the phones here in the United States, and has activated anywhere from 750,000 to 900,000 of them according to BetaNews estimates. Whereas it was originally planning to ship about 1.5 million Phones next quarter, it plans to attempt to ship nearly double that. This moves the target number of shipped phones from 3.6 to 4.8 million for the entire year.