Apple to Sell Unlocked iPhone in France

While some iPhone users in the United States are busy playing a cat-and-mouse game with Apple in order to unlock the device, mobile operator Orange will begin selling an unlocked iPhone in France next month. This is due to a French law that prohibits exclusively bundling a handset with a wireless carrier.

Apple confirmed months of speculation Tuesday, announcing that Orange will be its exclusive partner in France. The deal was delayed, however, due to discussions about a revenue sharing agreement. Like in other European countries, the locked iPhone will cost 399 euros. The unlocked iPhone will cost more, Orange said, but will not specify how much until November.

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