Germany’s T-Mobile iPhone Sales Lagging?


Vodafone (NYSE: VOD) has lost their case in Germany to stop T-Mobile from selling the iPhone exclusively, but their court battle may have damaged sales at their rival German network. According to Bloomberg which picked up a story from the Financial Times Deutschland, T-Mobile is selling less than 700 iPhones a day, a figure far off their own internal forecasts. T-Mobile sold 10,000 units the first day it launched the iPhone and in the run-up to Christmas, popular mobile devices can also sell up to 10,000 a day. Last week, T-Mobile said it would review sales of their locked iPhones and would consider suing Vodafone for damages if it revealed their court case had hurt them.

Meanwhile, Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) is clamping down on Asian retailers selling unlocked iPhones over the internet and at their stores. Apple sent an email to shopkeepers in Singapore threatening to sue for $1000 Singapore dollars ($693) for every illegal iPhone they sold. Still, Apple

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