Europe iPhones It In
Nonetheless, the launch for Telefónica UK Ltd. did see some ardent iPhonistas lining up in the cold. They will pay $566 for an 8GB model; the equivalent gadget in the U.S. costs $399.
The iPhone's costly Euro appeal has even seen some attempting to sell unlocked phones -- presumably sourced from the U.S. -- or Chinese replicas on EBay. Like its American cousin, the U.K. iPhone is supposed to remain locked to the service provider's network, a change from the norm in Merry Olde, where many buy unlocked devices and prepaid services.
— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung