So you may remember that Orange jumped the gun on the whole annoucement of the iPhone in France thing. Apple wasn’t happy about that, and even issued a statement that they hadn’t announced anything about a France release – they have only mentioned the UK and Germany.
The two companies are having serious relationship issues, mainly because they can’t agree on very many points. Orange wants Apple to provide a discount for the iPhone with a long contract. Apple, of course, wants a cut of the monthly revenue from the iPhone. Also, there is that whole “unlocking” thing that France requires with cellphones (although they can be locked for 6 months before it is required that they be unlocked…and Apple plans to have a new iPhone out by then anyway).
Will these two fruit-themed companies be able to live together in harmony? I have no idea…but it sure is funny (you know, with the whole name thing).