Orange to screw French, tastefully, with FranciPhone is reporting that the iPhone in France will cost 149 euro for the 8GB and 199 euro for the 16GB. While this is total and absolute bullshit – this $1-to-1 euro scam CE manufacturers have going on is as ludicrous as their $1-to-1 British pound crap that they try to pull in England – it means folks will be paying $200 and $250 respectively for hardware that costs considerably less in the US.

Previous iPhone owners can get a new one for 99 euro and you can swap phones if you’re an Orange customer for the exquisitely ridiculous sum of 199 euro and 249 euro respectively. If anything is going to sink the iPhone in Europe it’s this pricing crap.

va MacenStein