July 13, 2007

German iPhone gets 1,000 enquiries daily

2007_07_12t113725_450x314_us_apple_iphone_germany.jpg Germany's biggest Apple retailer is getting 1,000 enquiries every day about buying the new iPhone, which is expected to go on sale towards the end of the year, the retailer's head told a newspaper. Reuters reports.

"<57,000 interested people have already registered with us," the head of retailer Gravis, Archibald Horlitz, told Germany's Tagesspiegel in comments due to be published on Friday. "Every day, we get about 1,000 more."

Horlitz said almost 58 percent of those interested in buying the much-hyped iPhone -- which incorporates an iPod music player, Web browser and email software -- said they would consider switching operators if necessary.

The iPhone went on sale for the first time in the United States on June 29 and analysts estimate up to 700,000 were sold in the first weekend. In the United States, the iPhone is exclusively available through operator AT&T."

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