Vodafone claims it isn't trying to kill the iPhone, which it lost the rights to sell. Said a spokesperson: "The preliminary injunction filed in Hamburg doesn't mean [Deutsche] Telekom will have to cease marketing the product immediately. We're not taking any plans to replicate these actions anywhere else, or in the U.K." Rather, it wants to be sure European customers are free to buy the iPhone unlocked and use it on the network of their choice, which is common practice in Europe.
The injunction went into effect immediately, and T-Mobile won't have a chance to reverse the decision until another hearing takes place in about two weeks.
If T-Mobile was indeed violating any sort of consumer choice laws, shame on them. But is also seems to me that Vodafone has the taste of sour apples (pun intended) in its mouth.