updated 12:00 pm EDT, Thu May 15, 2008
100K + iPhones in Germany
T-Mobile has sold over 100,000 iPhones in Germany, according to the head of the carrier's parent company, Deutsche Telekom. CEO Rene Obermann made the statement Thursday as a follow-up to statistics from January, which indicated that it had sold 70,000 iPhones since the device's local debut in early November of 2007. While the figure points to a relative slowdown in sales, T-Mobile board member Hamid Akhavan says that this is "about in line" with corporate targets.
Akhavan further comments that price cuts on the 8GB iPhone, to as low as €99, have recently helped boost sales. These cuts will cease to apply as of June 30th, but many analysts believe that Apple will release or at least announce a 3G iPhone before that date arrives.