“Local laws could scuttle iPhone deals.” Nooooooo! But– wait. That article is stupid. I seem to recall that France had the exact same law about tying a mobile to a carrier, so Apple released an unlocked iPhone. So they’ve done it before! There’s a precedent. I refuse to give up hope. (That was the #1 Google result for “iPhone France”, by the way. You’d think these fancy pants QUT researchers could’ve turned up that little gem. Shoddy journalism.)