France Telecom sold an impressive 200,000 iPhones in the run up to the Christmas period.

France Telecom sell the iPhone under the Orange banner in France.

"The iPhone is a great machine. We sold a little over 200,000 for the month of December," said Stephane Richard, France Telecom's deputy chief executive told Europe 1 radio on Monday.

France Telecom-Orange is the number three mobile operator and the number one provider of broadband internet services in Europe.