AT&T to Cut the Price of Apple’s New iPhone - HotHardware
AT&T to Cut the Price of Apple’s New iPhone

AT&T to Cut the Price of Apple’s New iPhone

The iPhone currently isn't subsidized.  But what if it was?  Can you imagine what the price might be?  That's the rumor about the 3G version which is due out soon.

When the 3G iPhone is introduced this summer, AT&T, the exclusive U.S. iPhone sales partner with Apple, will cut the price by as much as $200, according to a person familiar with the strategy.

AT&T is preparing to subsidize $200 of the cost of a new iPhone, bringing the price down to $199 for customers who sign two-year contracts, the source says. Apple is expected to have two versions of the new iPhone, an 8-gigabyte-memory and a 16-gigabyte-memory model with price tags widely expected to be $399 and $499.


Can you imagine: this would certainly be a primo “One more thing...” moment for Steve Jobs.
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Only $199? Nice, if true. I still have to insist that I won't buy one... but they are looking more attractive at a price like that.

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 @ $200 it could be interesting for a 3g model. Although since I can't bear using iTunes for anything and knowing I'd have to transcode all the videos I have to get them to playback on the phone just annoys me beyond belief. 

 

Anyone notice most people who have iPhones still carry an actual phone? I have seen quite a few people with them on the streets on NYC and just about everyone with an iPhone is carrying another cell phone. I guess as a phone it sucks, but if so why not get a Touch?

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nice but the biggest reason i wouldnt get it is at&t seen to have very high bills =(

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@ digital... i live in nyc and had an iphone (it got stolen) and well i have to say from experience its a good phone nothing amazing just a regular phone (for the phone aspect). and people carry 2 phones pretty often in nyc one work, one business thats the bare minimum. one more for affairs :-p so imagine having 2 or 3 iphones with you... seems ridiculous to spend around a grand on phones like that... plus why do you need 2 iphones? will the person be listening to them both? ha

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@ digital... i live in nyc and had an iphone (it got stolen) and well i have to say from experience its a good phone nothing amazing just a regular phone (for the phone aspect). and people carry 2 phones pretty often in nyc one work, one business thats the bare minimum. one more for affairs :-p so imagine having 2 or 3 iphones with you... seems ridiculous to spend around a grand on phones like that... plus why do you need 2 iphones? will the person be listening to them both? ha
 

yeah the 2 phone thing is common here in NYC but how often do you see both phones on someones belt or both phones clipped to a womans purse? usually one phone [the work one] is hidden away.

personally when i first handled an iPhone i thought what a cool music&video player/picture viewer, thats one thing they did right. Then i tried to make a call with it and it seemed clunky and unelegant and most who I've asked about it usually say things like I never use my iPhone as a phone just for internet access, messaging and music/video/pictures. I have a feeling if the Touch had internet access via the cell networks they might sell more of those than the iPhone.

 

So anyone think what the media is saying about Apple selling unlocked iPhones in the Apple store for $400 vs. the $200 AT&T subsidized ones from the AT&T store. I mean an unlocked iphone with T-mobile service might be cool but not for $400, interestingly enough T-Mobile is supposed to be rolling out 3G service in NYC soon. 

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