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iPhone heading to Africa and more of Europe

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 16 May 2008 17:05 User comments (2)

iPhone heading to Africa and more of Europe Apple has once again announced that it is expanding its iPhone network to new markets, this time to new markets in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Recently the company announced deals for distribution in Italy, Latin America and Australia and India and there still seem to be deals in the works for the popular device.

Orange the cell phone carrier said it did not want to divulge too much but did say the countries part of the new distribution deal are Belgium, Egypt, Poland, Switzerland, Austria, the Dominican Republic, Jordan, Romania, Slovakia, Senegal, Cameroon, Botswana, Madagascar, Mali, Reunion, Kenya and Mauritius.

Orange, a subsidiary of France Telecom has 172 million registered customers over five continents and says that over 120 million are Orange customers.

Analysts have expressed doubt that the iPhone will sell well in Africa and many feel it is a risky move to distribute there. The average income of individuals in many African nations is significantly lower then say, people in European nations and the phone is sometimes even too expensive for those individuals.

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2 user comments

116.5.2008 19:04

New markets and more potential customers!!!

217.5.2008 21:31

Like Africa needs iPhones...

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