Orange, the French telecom operator, briefly leaked the details to its pricing strategy for the Apple iPhone, Les Echos said.

Orange will charge 1,176 euros with the iPhone for a two-year deal in France, according to details of the terms of agreement seen on the company website, the newspaper said.

In Germany, a court has ordered carrier T-mobile to sell the phone without the contract. T-mobile began selling the phone for 999 euros alone ($1479), compared with the 399 euros price with the contract. Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile's parent company, has appealed a preliminary injunction. A hearing is set for November 29.