iPhone in Europe will arrive in stages
Apple confirms that iPhone will arrive in Europe by the end of the year, but initially it will only be available "in some of the main countries" with the others to follow. The information contained in the initial speech that Peter Oppenheimer gave at the opening of the presentation of the fiscal results for the June quarter.
Oppenheimer did not say which countries will have the phone first, but what has been said is enough to confirm the rumors circulated in the past weeks and also reported by Macity according to which Apple would have chosen a launch policy differentiated according to the markets, occupying first those countries in which it has a stronger presence or where it will be able to more easily enter into commercial agreements for the distribution of mobile phones.
This method had also been followed with the opening of the iTunes Store which first arrived in Germany, France and England and then later in other European countries including Italy. If even our country, as happened with iTunes, will be excluded from the first batch of countries where the phone will be launched at the moment difficult to say; I am sure that if Apple chooses this path, it must have had excellent reasons for doing so since Italy is the European country with the highest number of telephone lines per inhabitant and traditionally one of the richest markets in the world in the field of cellular telephony.
In any case, to find out more, you won't have to wait long. During the meeting with analysts, Oppenheimer made it known that by the end of the quarter (which ends on September 29) Apple will announce the partners with whom it intends to work in Europe.