German iPhone prices slashed to £75, will O2 follow suit?

It might be a good sign for those looking to buy an iPhone soon; T-Mobile, the mobile service provider which has the German iPhone exclusivity license, has cut the price of its iPhone to a mere 99 Euros, that's under £75.

But the price is only available for those customers who take on a two year "Complete XL" contract for 2316 Euros, that's a whopping £1686 for the whole 24 months, which includes 1000 inclusive minutes, 300 inclusive minutes and unlimited internet access.

At the other end of the price range, you can still grab an iPhone for 249 Euros with a 29 Euros per month contract; only problem is that you only get 50 minutes worth of talktime and no SMS.

In comparison, UK punters can grab a 24 months O2 contract with 1200 minutes, 500 texts per month AND the iPhone for only £1349; so much for the German Deal.

The T-Mobile promotion is only valid for the 8GB version of the iPhone and only between the 7th of April and the 30th of June.

T-Mobile is still selling the 16GB version for an exorbitant 499 Euros; lower priced T-Mobile tariffs will attract higher priced iPhone.

This could mean that T-mobile is trying to flog surplus heavily-subsidised 8GB iPhones to its customers to clear out shelf space for the forthcoming soon-to-be-announced 3G iPhone.

Earlier last week, we reported that there was an acute shortage of iPhone across the US which has prompted rumours that the next generation iPhone is no far away.