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Carphone Warehouse concedes defeat in attempted iPhone coup

Chris Ziegler

Despite a concerted effort to lock up iPhone exclusivity following Apple's January announcement (also known as "the most important day in history" to some), it appears that Cupertino has given the UK's Carphone Warehouse nothing but cold shoulders. The mobile retail giant has officially given up hope of having the iPhone all to its very own, admitting that Apple is probably looking to sign with a carrier more than it is a retail outlet. In even thinking it'll get the iPhone, though, we still think the company might be a bit optimistic -- isn't there a chance that Apple is going to bypass independent retail entirely and sell the handset exclusively through its own stores and an exclusive carrier partner, same as it's doing here?

[Via mocoNews]

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