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iPhone to launch in Israel tomorrow

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Dec 2009 15:22 User comments (4)

iPhone to launch in Israel tomorrow Beginning tomorrow, the Apple iPhone will finally launch in Israel, with carrier Cellcom being the first carrier to offer the device. Within the next week, Orange and Pelephone will offer the smartphone as well.
Notably, each carrier is only being required to buy 80,000 iPhones for resale, however, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Haim Israel says the carriers will be purchasing much more.

Israel has one of the highest mobile phone penetration rates in the world at 125 percent, and it is estimated that 80,000 Israelis currently use unlocked iPhones bought online or abroad.

The analyst also believes that "the iPhone will boost average revenue per user by 30 percent...thus, the average payback period would be only 13 months."

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4 user comments

19.12.2009 5:30

thanks yoskowits :) i knew youd remember!
wierd thing is there is just no pricing for the phone anywhere..would you update when you have the information?
thanks again !

29.12.2009 10:04

Hey Josipher,
I've just read it will cost about 800 shekels with contract, so around $200 USD.

39.12.2009 23:36

I guess they are more used to explosions over there; they don't mind if their phone blows up once in a it should sell even better there than in the US.

47.1.2010 5:18

That explains why my anti-theft app called THIEF BUSTER is now in the top 100 paid apps. Thankyou Israel! Enjoy!

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