Ich bin ein iPhone? Germany Cool To Hype

First European launch of the Apple gadget attracts mixed response in Germany
By Lucas Laursen,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 9, 2007 10:48 AM CST
Cologne's citizen Johannes Krause , proudly presents the first Apple iPhone after the European wide sales start in Cologne, western Germany, in the night from Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, to Friday Nov. 9,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Stoic German iPhone fans queued in the rain yesterday to buy the multimedia devices, reports Reuters. A few hundred of the most devoted arrived at a T-Mobile store Cologne at midnight for the very first models, but famously skeptical Frankfurters were less impressed. "Really? No, I had no idea," about the launch said one woman walking by T-Mobile’s shop.

"I'm astonished there's no one else here," said one lonely computer programmer, waiting for the Frankfurt shop to open.” The phones go on sale in the UK today. The phones attracted lines lasting days in their US launch this summer, but maker Apple later drew fire from early adopters for dropping the price by $100 soon after the launch.