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Euro iPhone Tomorrow?

2:30 PM -- Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) is expected to announce its European iPhone partners at a press conference tomorrow morning in London. Orange France , mmO2 plc (NYSE/London: OOM), and T-Mobile International AG are said to have sealed deals to distribute the iconic device in France, Britain, and Germany, respectively.

U.K. newspaper The Guardian, however, is already reporting that O2 may have paid handsomely in order to secure an eleventh-hour deal to carry the iPhone.

The paper suggests that the operator will share as much as 40 percent of the monthly service revenues derived from iPhone users with the iPod maker -- a deal described by a rival operator as "madly money-losing."

All of which dovetails nicely with the continuing series of articles on iPhone revenue-sharing deals that we've been posting recently. The latest piece went up this morning if you want to check it out. (See Peeling Back Apple's iPhone Revenue.)

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

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