1. xintelinsanex's Avatar
    Apple iPhone 3G (8GB/16GB) | iLounge

    This article is a great read, a lot of good information. Hope everyone enjoys it.
    06-24-2008 09:17 AM
  2. alex.stef's Avatar
    thanks for sharing it. It was very interesting and helpful
    06-24-2008 06:26 PM
  3. Reaktor5's Avatar
    Nice article.
    I'm still unclear which color to get though!
    06-24-2008 08:48 PM
  4. IrishJK09's Avatar
    Good article. It definitely had a condescending air about it though...
    06-24-2008 08:53 PM
  5. rsands's Avatar
    Are you serious? Is the iPhone 3G really going to cost twice as much monthly as the EDGE does? That's definitely going to change people's plans about buying one.
    06-27-2008 01:51 PM
  6. Sinistar's Avatar
    Are you serious? Is the iPhone 3G really going to cost twice as much monthly as the EDGE does? That's definitely going to change people's plans about buying one.
    $10 dollars more a month. $20+ 50%=$30 for data. So prob gonna around $70 total unless they change something at the last minute(that newly released Rogers plan kinda scares me lol)
    06-27-2008 02:34 PM
  7. volsfan0911's Avatar
    Are you serious? Is the iPhone 3G really going to cost twice as much monthly as the EDGE does? That's definitely going to change people's plans about buying one.
    No, it's not twice as much. 50% increase (maybe more). AT&T is moving the iPhone into the "standard PDA data pricing" tier along with the Tilt, et. al. All you can eat data plans here in the US will be $30 per month (up $10 from $20 previously for the iPhone) but those will probably not include any messaging. Current ATT pricing on that is from $5/month for 200 up to unlimited for $15 or whatever. So, we're probably looking at $35 per month for unlimited data + 200 messages up to $45 per month for unlimited data + unlimited messaging. Personally, I pay $35 per month with ATT currently for blackberry unlimited + 1500 messages so it's going to be an increase (which sucks). Hope that helps.
    06-27-2008 03:23 PM
  8. volsfan0911's Avatar
    Nice article.
    I'm still unclear which color to get though!
    Black! Saw the one shot of the white back and it is a no-brainer for me personally. Already ordered a set of BodyGuardz though - that'll be a scratch, fingerprint & smudge magnet.
    06-27-2008 03:34 PM
  9. hey_WILL's Avatar
    it isn't even a question wether to get a shield.i don't know about a case though. i kind of wanna brag to the hatters, yah know?
    06-27-2008 04:22 PM
  10. pink2's Avatar
    I don't understand why if you pay for a data plan you have to pay extra for texting - isn't it basically the same thing?
    06-27-2008 09:05 PM
  11. HawaiiMacAddict's Avatar
    I don't understand why if you pay for a data plan you have to pay extra for texting - isn't it basically the same thing?
    Aloha Robin,

    Apparently AT&T is treating the 3G iPhone like all other smartphones they carry - the standard data plan is $30/month with texts starting at $20/month for 200, going up to $30/month for unlimited. That's part of the price of the 3G iPhone, although I am not one of those who calculate the TCO (total cost of ownership) at the outset of purchasing a new cell phone.

    All in all, it's not really that bad. No one is forcing anyone to purchase the new iPhone. I've even seen complaints such as "we don't have 3G in my area, but I want the new iPhone. I don't see why I have to pay for the 3G data plan in my area." If you want the new iPhone, you'll have to pay AT&T's price.

    I would like to get the 200 SMS text message with the 3G iPhone that I currently enjoy, but I'll get by without them - I really don't want to pay extra for SMS. Here in Honolulu, we are socked with 3G, so I'll be pretty stoked with the new iPhone. I don't need the GPS, as I have the Nav system in my vehicle, but it will come in handy while on vacation.

    HawaiiMacAddict
    06-27-2008 11:38 PM
  12. IrishJK09's Avatar
    iPhone data plan will be $30/mo (same as all other PDAs and BlackBerrys)

    Text packages start at $5 for 200, $15 for 1500 and $20 for unlimited (there is a 4th tier of unlimited across all lines of a family plan for $30)

    This is a change and increase from the original iPhone, but the original iPhone was given special treatment. Due to the new arrangements between At&T and Apple, the 3G iPhone is being treated like any other smartphone and will have to get a normal smartphone data plan and pay separately for text packages.
    06-27-2008 11:55 PM
  13. Reaktor5's Avatar
    Black! Saw the one shot of the white back and it is a no-brainer for me personally. Already ordered a set of BodyGuardz though - that'll be a scratch, fingerprint & smudge magnet.
    I've preordered an InvisibleSHIELD already.
    The white would go great with my Macbook and other accessories. Plus, the white one is only available for the 16GB. It has a sense of 'limited-edition-ness'.
    06-28-2008 12:41 AM
  14. hey_WILL's Avatar
    that was my thought exactly. if you have black then people are like "8 or 16?" but if you have white everyone knows you got the 16. also, its like
    white=nice, classy and black=gangsta.
    it's like which will look worse when it scratches
    06-28-2008 08:59 AM
  15. volsfan0911's Avatar
    Some have already described the white as "feminine". I don't know if I'd go there but it just doesn't look right compared to the black casing IMHO. Gangsta? Nah - more like Vader.

    I'm not a bling and announce guy though so it doesn't matter to me if people "know" I have an 8GB or 16GB model. Then again, I'm an engineer so simple + efficient = better. Besides, my car is white so gotta have some contrast in there, yes?
    Last edited by volsfan0911; 06-28-2008 at 10:42 AM.
    06-28-2008 10:18 AM
  16. IrishJK09's Avatar
    Black = Vader

    Best comparative description for the iPhone I have heard yet!
    06-28-2008 11:51 AM
  17. whmurray's Avatar
    I will miss the matte metal finish on the original. My iPhone looks as good today as it did on day one when I took it out of that beautiful box. (I still have not been able to bring myself to throw that box away.)
    06-28-2008 03:27 PM
  18. HawaiiMacAddict's Avatar
    Aloha everyone,

    I don't know - actually no one knows yet - just how scratch-resistant Apple has made the new backing. It does seem that the white model will show dirt and smudges better than the black model, but the black model has shown more scratches, at least in the pictures we've seen thus far. I'm holding out hope that the test unit, seen in the hands-on review, does not have the same backing as the production model. Of course, we don't know just which "tests" were conducted on that model - they could have used sandpaper on the backing to see just how scratch-resistant it was

    I'm a bit torn on the color issue myself. My 5th gen iPod is white, as well as my iMac, but the black and silver looks really nice. I am a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan who works with an Oakland Raiders fan, and he thinks I should get the black model as it has the same colors as the Raiders

    All I know is that I want to get this iPhone, even if I have to wait until August, which is when AT&T says I'm upgrade eligible.

    HawaiiMacAddict
    06-28-2008 03:54 PM
  19. hey_WILL's Avatar
    does black show smudges more easily?
    06-28-2008 05:22 PM
  20. xintelinsanex's Avatar
    I don't know. Maybe not. The black plastic might be the same plastic that Apple uses for the Macbook.
    06-28-2008 10:17 PM
  21. iLoveiPhones's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing the article I love how they both look. But I think the white one would have looked better with a white frame around the screen.
    06-28-2008 11:43 PM
  22. supermum's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing the article I love how they both look. But I think the white one would have looked better with a white frame around the screen.
    I completely agree! Not that I would choose the white one (I have too many memories of my friend's greasy white old skool iPod and seen one too many nasty white Nintendo DS with grime stuck in every crevice.) Frankly I like my dirt and funk to be hidden. Ignorance is bliss.
    06-29-2008 01:34 AM
  23. iLoveiPhones's Avatar
    I completely agree! Not that I would choose the white one (I have too many memories of my friend's greasy white old skool iPod and seen one too many nasty white Nintendo DS with grime stuck in every crevice.) Frankly I like my dirt and funk to be hidden. Ignorance is bliss.
    Haha I know exactly what you mean. I'm actually surprised Apple is selling the black at a lower price than the white one. Usually people choose black (or dark) electronics over white because white electronics get dirty.
    06-29-2008 11:01 PM
  24. volsfan0911's Avatar
    We'll see. If they are similar to MacBooks, then you'll have two choices:

    White - shows dirt, grease & cat fur exceptionally well.

    Black - specialized fingerprint expert. Captures any within 20 foot radius then smudges.

    With either, I have a feeling skins & cases are going to be very big aftermarket additions for most folks.
    06-30-2008 09:11 AM
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