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Mix: Regent Street, Update, Starbucks, Antitrust, Proporta

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Thursday, November 8, 2007
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According to Macworld UK, a queue for tomorrow’s UK iPhone launch has already begun to form outside Apple’s flagship Regent Street retail store. The iPhone will launch tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. local time in the UK and at 12:01 a.m. local time in Germany.

Alongside the first European iPhone launches, Pocket-lint.co.uk has received confirmation from the UK Apple press team that the 1.1.2 iPhone software, which comes pre-installed on UK and German iPhones, will be made available to iPhone owners in the US sometime tomorrow.

As part of a planned roll-out of the Starbucks/iTunes Store partnership, select Starbucks locations in San Francisco are now offering free iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store access to iPhone and iPod touch owners. These stores join those in New York and Seattle, which already offer the service.

A Florida man has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple claiming that the company’s FairPlay DRM limits the choices of consumers when it comes to its music player or music store, and also causes consumers to pay more for songs and iPods.

Proporta has announced its Golden Ticket holiday promotion which gives anyone who places an order with Proporta from November 12 to December 31 a chance to win one of a selection of iPod classics, 8GB iPod nanos, 1GB iPod shuffles, and other prizes.

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Comments

1

In Germany the iPhone will sell tonight at 0:01 AM smile so this will be the first European iPhone launch

Posted by JotWee on November 8, 2007 at 10:02 AM (PDT)

2

I love these iPod/iTunes lawsuits.  I am going to sue Gillette because I cannot use their blades on a Shick razor.

Posted by otaku on November 8, 2007 at 10:04 AM (PDT)

3

Actually, the iPhone in the UK will be released at 6:02pm. Get it? O2 and 6:02…...

Posted by Chris on November 8, 2007 at 10:25 AM (PDT)

4

Apple’s not the one requiring DRM; the record companies are.  Sue them instead.

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on November 8, 2007 at 11:09 AM (PDT)

5

regardless of who requires DRM, under this guys reasoning he would also have reason to sue Napster and any other subscription service that requires use of specific players.

then someone could sue Sony because they cannot play a play station game in an xbox or vice versa!

Posted by hydra-calm on November 8, 2007 at 5:52 PM (PDT)

6

Everyone buying an iPhone in the UK today forfeits the right to be pissed off when Apple inevitably cuts the UK iPhone price to something approaching reasonable.

Posted by Yashin on November 9, 2007 at 2:57 AM (PDT)

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