TELECOM ITALIA AND APPLE TO BRING IPHONE TO ITALY ON JULY 11
Telecom Italia and Apple today announced that the 3G iPhone will be available to customers in TIM stores on July 11 .
The iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and run the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK..
Telecom Italia will be selling 8 GB and 16 GB models of 3G iPhone to prepaid and contract customers . TIM will also selling iPhones with the “Tutto compreso” package tailored to meet customers’ needs.
"We are committed to providing the best mobile experience for our customers. The iPhone delivers this and more," says Luca Luciani, Head of Telecom Italia Domestic Mobile Services. "We believe that the iPhone meets these needs and is a further step that strengthen our leadership in the mobile internet"
"We're thrilled to be working with Italy’s number one carrier to bring the iPhone to TIM's about 36 million customers," says Tim Cook, Apple's COO. “We can't wait to introduce consumers in Italy to the most revolutionary mobile device on the planet.”
Telecom Italia Group
Headline figures for the Telecom Italia Group: around 36 million mobile lines supplied in Italy and 32.5 million in Brazil; around 22 million fixed lines; 7.7 million broadband clients in Italy and 2.5 million in Germany and Holland.
Telecom Italia is a major enterprise generating change and innovation by leveraging tried and tested assets. As well as leading in its home market, Telecom Italia has built up a targeted international presence on markets that offer significant growth prospects (Latin America) and on high-growth technology markets (broadband).
Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and has entered the mobile phone market with its revolutionary iPhone.
Rome, June 9, 2008