Feeds

SIM-free unlocked iPhones coming to a channel near you...

Soz, we said NEAR YOU, Blighty... Only in France, Germany, Spain or Sweden

Reducing security risks from open source software

The faint hopes of some Apple resellers were smashed AGAIN this weekend when Ingram Micro became the second tech distributor in a month to confirm it will sell SIM-lock-free Jesus mobes ... in Europe but not the UK.

Following in the shadows of nemesis Tech Data, vast wholesaler Ingram Micro confirmed it is shipping the iPhone 4S, 5S and 5Cs, but only to channel customers in Germany, France, Sweden and Spain – at least initially.

Jac Currie, president at Ingram Micro Mobility, said the move comes "just in time for the important holiday season". This adds to the Apple hardware line-up that Ingram already flogs including iPads and Macs.

But the distie clammed up when we asked if it was going to be widening the sales net to include more than the four countries, saying it was unable to comment beyond what it had agreed with Apple in the press statement.

Similarly Tech Data became less chatty at the start of this month when it was pressed for comment about widening its distribution remit beyond the mainland and into Blighty.

Apple has already set up well-lubricated iPhone channels in the UK that involve numerous telcos and their respective retailers and perhaps more importantly comparatively more Apple stores than in European countries.

There are 37 retail altars to Jobs in the UK, nearly as many Apple Stores as are collectively located in the Germany (12), France (16), Spain (10) and Sweden (3).

And with iPhone sales still breaking Apple's records, this is not a broken formula or one that will likely change soon, expectant resellers in Blighty should note.

Apple refused to comment. ®

Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable

More from The Register

next story
Child diagnosed as allergic to iPad
Apple's fondleslab is the tablet dermatitis sufferers won't want to take
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases
Uncle Larry's mutually-optimised stack to become clearer in August
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
Big Blue Apple: IBM to sell iPads, iPhones to enterprises
iOS/2 gear loaded with apps for big biz ... uh oh BlackBerry
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.