iPhone 3G May be Sold Through Dutch Resellers
Per MacWereld, Apple’s upcoming iPhone 3G handset may be sold through Apple resellers in the netherlands. The article cites that several retailers have claimed deals with T-Mobile, which would otherwise be the only legal vendor of the iPhone in the country. Apple’s current official stores are located solely in Canada, Italy, Japan, the U.S. and the U.K. with the only authorized third-party iPhone distributor being the U.K.’s Carphone Warehouse chain.
Resellers alleged to be participating in the deal include A-Mac, Ivizi and MacMe, who will not only have to sell iPhones with a T-Mobile subscription, but display them in a manner dictated by the phone carrier. The resellers say they were briefly advertising the iPhone through their websites before T-Mobile asked them to pull messages.
The handset may also be sold through a number of stores which specialize in cell phones, though none have been named and there seems to be no indication of approval by Apple Netherlands.