Is AT&T Price Gouging for Early iPhone Upgrades?
Starting last Sunday, AT&T subscribers have to pay an additional $50 premium for an iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4G. With the $50 price hike added in, here's how the early upgrade pricing shakes out:
- 8GB iPhone 3GS - $299
- 16GB iPhone 4 - $449
- 32GB iPhone 4 - $549
"As mobile device become more sophisticated, their cost goes up," an AT&T spokesman told ComputerWorld in an email. "This change reflects the increased costs, while still allowing us to offer customers the latest device before they qualify."