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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:56 pm    Post subject: iPhone 3G pricing leak, sort of Reply with quote

Found this on my iGoogle, looks interesting and seems that prices may have dropped by around $100 each model (roughly speculated by me though according to last paragraph and exchange rates).
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,147638/article.html
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Er...Link?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are you talking about?

Prices have been posted on Apples website for a couple of weeks now, "Twice as Fast, 1/2 the Price."

8g $199

16g $299
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jensonb wrote:
Er...Link?

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What are you talking about?

Prices have been posted on Apples website for a couple of weeks now, "Twice as Fast, 1/2 the Price."

8g $199

16g $299

Not entirely true since those are the price after you sign a contract, this article talks about the prices without contract.

This also makes me wonder if the price of $199 is what you pay or after rebate?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^ well for someone (me) that has had Southwestern Bell Wireless -> Cingular Wireless -> AT&T Wireless for right at 10 years it makes no difference to me...

If I recall, when I activated my EDGE iPhone, its a box you check on iTunes during setup that states your signing a 2 year contract. There was no way to move forward without checking the box. Maybe they'll change this, but I doubt it...
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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^ well for someone (me) that has had Southwestern Bell Wireless -> Cingular Wireless -> AT&T Wireless for right at 10 years it makes no difference to me...

If I recall, when I activated my EDGE iPhone, its a box you check on iTunes during setup that states your signing a 2 year contract. There was no way to move forward without checking the box. Maybe they'll change this, but I doubt it...


Unless Apple has changed the rules, this release of the iPhone CAN NOT be purchased out right. It must be activated before it leaves the store.

AFAIK, No more activating via iTunes, in the comfort of your own home.

Regardless, you are correct. You'll be "signing" a new/extended contract for 2 more years.

Don't matter to me, I'm gettin' one!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:00 am    Post subject: Re: iPhone 3G pricing leak, sort of Reply with quote

dungeon92 wrote:
Found this on my iGoogle, looks interesting and seems that prices may have dropped by around $100 each model (roughly speculated by me though according to last paragraph and exchange rates).
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,147638/article.html


Huh? I shouda read the article before posting, I know. If I may, what in the hell does the price in France have to do with it here? I've read the pricing of many of the other countries, doesn't have a bit of effect on me, here.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Unless Apple has changed the rules, this release of the iPhone CAN NOT be purchased out right. It must be activated before it leaves the store.

AFAIK, No more activating via iTunes, in the comfort of your own home.

Regardless, you are correct. You'll be "signing" a new/extended contract for 2 more years.

Don't matter to me, I'm gettin' one!


Me too, then I'll take the receipt to State Farm to get reimbursed! I hope its not "2 more years." I hope it cancels what you have and starts you over at 2 years...

As far as Apple activating them in the store, wow, I didn't think Apple would do that, thats going to be a mell of a hess!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've read somewhere that in the UK you can sign up prior to the 11 July launch and pre activate. Then just turn up on the 11th to pick up your phone.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

imola.zhp wrote:
As far as Apple activating them in the store, wow, I didn't think Apple would do that, thats going to be a mell of a hess!


Isn't this what most US cellular carriers do now?

On another note, I keep hearing from folks (my co-workers) about how they are going to get the phone at the subsidized price and then weasel out of the contract. I wonder how that is going to work out for them? Seems like smarter than the average bear syndrome to me.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I wonder how that is going to work out for them? Seems like smarter than the average bear syndrome to me.

I don't know, but that seems like a lot of hassle. Sometimes you just have to hold your nose and go along with the flow.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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imola.zhp wrote:
As far as Apple activating them in the store, wow, I didn't think Apple would do that, thats going to be a mell of a hess!


Isn't this what most US cellular carriers do now?


I'm confused at your question. I would assume US cellular stores activate phones in store, most cellular stores do. However, currently, Apple Stores just sell the iPhone, and the customer activates it using iTunes (took me maybe 15 minutes). If you have to activate the phone in the Apple Store, it's might turn the Apple Store into one of those places I hate; you know, where you have to take a number. I enjoy going to the apple store for other products than the iPhone, but if you have to activate the phone in the Apple Store, then it's going to tie up their employees...

I'm thinking this rumor is not true, and hoping it is not...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:28 am    Post subject: $599 by itself Reply with quote

Apparently there are confirmed prices now:
http://techdirt.com/articles/20080701/1806471570.shtml
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^ great, I wonder how this will effect those of us that just "signed" a 2 year contract for the previous version iPhone...

I had been OUT of contract for at least a year when I bought my EDGE iPhone. Had I known this was the future, I would have insured it for more than purchase price...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

imola.zhp wrote:
If you have to activate the phone in the Apple Store, it's might turn the Apple Store into one of those places I hate; you know, where you have to take a number.


It's true, the phones must be activated in-store. And FWIW the Emeryville, CA Apple store is already too crazy like this. I might not get the cool apple shopping bag, but I'm going to buy the phone at an AT&T phone store, not the Apple store.
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