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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:37 pm    Post subject: Apple Announces iPhone 3G Reply with quote

Apple Announces iPhone 3G
Monday, June 9, 2008
Posted by: Brian

Apple today introduced the new iPhone 3G, combining all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK. In the US the new iPhone 3G is priced at $199 for the 8GB model, and $299 for the 16GB model. iPhone 3G will be available in more than 70 countries later this year, beginning with customer availability in 22 countries - Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and the US on July 11th.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$199 for the 8gb available in black, $299 for the 16gb available in black or white. Will launch in the biggest 22 markets on the 11th of July.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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$199 for the 8gb available in black, $299 for the 16gb available in black or white. Will launch in the biggest 22 markets on the 11th of July.


That's U.S. pricing and based upon a 2 year contract with AT&T.
It will be interesting to see what the pricing on the phone alone is.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
trustory wrote:
$199 for the 8gb available in black, $299 for the 16gb available in black or white. Will launch in the biggest 22 markets on the 11th of July.


That's U.S. pricing and based upon a 2 year contract with AT&T.
It will be interesting to see what the pricing on the phone alone is.

Have they said the phone will be sold without a contract? I was really pleased at the face Jobs said it will be no more than $199 around the world, thanks to the favourable exchange rate that means it will be about £100 in England Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am I missing something? I was hoping you could just pre-order online. It looks like we'll have to stand in line. I hate that! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trustory wrote:
Bandit Bill wrote:
trustory wrote:
$199 for the 8gb available in black, $299 for the 16gb available in black or white. Will launch in the biggest 22 markets on the 11th of July.


That's U.S. pricing and based upon a 2 year contract with AT&T.
It will be interesting to see what the pricing on the phone alone is.

Have they said the phone will be sold without a contract? I was really pleased at the face Jobs said it will be no more than $199 around the world, thanks to the favourable exchange rate that means it will be about £100 in England Very Happy


Interesting, I think I'll hold my tongue until I see pricing on the various world stores. Currently the Canadian store does not say.

The US store states the following re: twice as fast 1/2 the price

*Based on 3G and EDGE testing. Actual speeds vary by site conditions. Based on iPhone 3G (8GB) and first-generation iPhone (8GB) purchases. Requires new 2-year AT&T rate plan, sold separately.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 11th can't come soon enough. I'm going with the white model.

Anyone else surprised about the iPod touch? I can't believe the prices are staying the same. Something has to give there.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't see how anyone would now buy a touch with the iPhone pricing. Apple will have to try and lock people to starting the contract and prevent people being able to Jailbreak them. I would expect it being you have to sign the contract to buy an iPhone unlike now where you buy the phone and are left to register it yourself later.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still not sold on this iPhone thing. Sad

Just kidding.... the wow begins here! Very Happy

I can't think of anything holding me back now. I'll see you in line on the 11th.

Cypher wrote:
I can't see how anyone would now buy a touch with the iPhone pricing.

You also have to pay for software updates. I think the iPod touch just became a giant loser. They would have to cut prices dramatically for me to change my mind about it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well my three criteria in order to get one didn't come true. The data plan increased $10/month according to macrumors, its still limited to at&t in the US, and sadly it doesn't make me breakfast!
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Well my three criteria in order to get one didn't come true. The data plan increased $10/month according to macrumors, its still limited to at&t in the US, and sadly it doesn't make me breakfast!

Yep, here's the press release from AT&T. That kinda sucks. Oh well, I'm an AT&T customer anyways. I was really just waiting for 16/32GB of storage and 3G. But wait a minute! It doesn't cook breakfast? That was a good one man. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sucks! That money you saved on the new iPhone goes straight to AT&Greedy over the next two years, and then some. The carriers always get you in the end. Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trustory wrote:
Bandit Bill wrote:
trustory wrote:
$199 for the 8gb available in black, $299 for the 16gb available in black or white. Will launch in the biggest 22 markets on the 11th of July.


That's U.S. pricing and based upon a 2 year contract with AT&T.
It will be interesting to see what the pricing on the phone alone is.

Have they said the phone will be sold without a contract? I was really pleased at the face Jobs said it will be no more than $199 around the world, thanks to the favourable exchange rate that means it will be about £100 in England Very Happy


I hope so too, however the way we get burnt over here I very much doubt it - unless they are going to do some skulduggery with the contract tariffs.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was all excited until I read that AT&T was jacking up the price $10 bucks. On a student budget, $59 was going to be hard for me to swing as a second plan. It looks like I'll be using my iPod touch for a while longer.
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There is a lot to like, including the new price, flush jack, reported battery life and 3G speeds. It's not all good though. There are five things kind of bumming me out.

The glossy plastic back.
The dock cost extra now.
I was hoping for an upgraded camera.
There is no front facing camera for video chat.
Price increase for data.
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