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.