Orange, who will be carrying the 3G iPhone in France when it comes out on July 11th, has issued a press release stating they will not have the popular device until July 17th. There is no reason as to why this delay has occurred, all we know is that it has. Apple’s France page even confirms it. I bet those eBay pre-order iPhones are looking pretty good right about now for our friends over in France. Sorry, guys.
It is sort of strange that this has happened, as a few days ago at WWDC, Steve told everyone that France would be one of the countries to get the iPhone on its July 11th launch. It will be interesting to see how this turns out for both Apple and angry French consumers who were expecting to get the iPhone right away. Hopefully, Apple or Orange will come forward with a statement as to why this has occurred. For now, we can only wait and see.