1. xintelinsanex's Avatar
    - Lighter weight
    - Black + other colors
    - Focus on Multimedia with Video recording
    - Video Conferencing
    - GPS
    - 16GB $499
    - 32GB $699

    http://www.macrumors.com/2008/05/31/...cs-and-prices/

    Could this be true? Sounds like all the rumors going around.
    06-01-2008 09:30 PM
  2. Reaktor5's Avatar
    The $700 sounds steep but I wouldn't put it past them.

    Rumors are shaping up nicely.
    06-01-2008 09:34 PM
  3. IndyJonez's Avatar
    Wow 700 bucks!?

    But I'd pay every last penny for all those features, given they work flawlessly.
    06-01-2008 09:34 PM
  4. IndyJonez's Avatar
    - Focus on Multimedia with Video recording
    Atleast a 3 or 4 MP camera please, and on both sides!
    06-01-2008 09:36 PM
  5. xintelinsanex's Avatar
    The $700 sounds steep but I wouldn't put it past them.

    Rumors are shaping up nicely.
    Yeah $700 sounds ridiculous, terribly ridiculous. But then again 8GB was $599 back then so who knows.
    06-01-2008 09:37 PM
  6. Reaktor5's Avatar
    Atleast a 3 or 4 MP camera please, and on both sides!
    Actually the rumored chip to be in the 3G iPhone, the PMB8878, can support up to 5 megapixels.
    06-01-2008 09:39 PM
  7. xintelinsanex's Avatar
    Actually the rumored chip to be in the 3G iPhone, the PMB8878, can support up to 5 megapixels.
    Wow 5 mgpxls is insane for a camera phone.
    06-01-2008 09:39 PM
  8. IndyJonez's Avatar
    Yeah $700 sounds ridiculous, terribly ridiculous. But then again 8GB was $599 back then so who knows.
    And give it a few months, possibly holiday season, and that price will be cut 1/3 you can count on it!
    06-01-2008 09:40 PM
  9. Reaktor5's Avatar
    Yeah $700 sounds ridiculous, terribly ridiculous. But then again 8GB was $599 back then so who knows.
    I would predict $500 for the 16GB and $600 for the 32GB.
    That would put the 32GB iPod touch $100 less which would be the same back when there was only the 16GB iPod touch.
    06-01-2008 09:40 PM
  10. Reaktor5's Avatar
    Wow 5 mgpxls is insane for a camera phone.
    UP to 5.
    Who knows what Apple will decide to put in it.
    06-01-2008 09:41 PM
  11. IndyJonez's Avatar
    - Lighter weight
    Now this somewhat worries me. "Lighter weight" with all this new extra chips and prolly a bigger battery talk, the only way it could get any lighter would be cheap plastic backing, no? Well, I hope not. And if it is plastic I hope it's a damn good durable plastic!
    06-01-2008 09:51 PM
  12. Reaktor5's Avatar
    Now this somewhat worries me. "Lighter weight" with all this new extra chips and prolly a bigger battery talk, the only way it could get any lighter would be cheap plastic backing, no? Well, I hope not. And if it is plastic I hope it's a damn good durable plastic!
    One way it could get lighter with keeping the brushed aluminum backing is making it thinner. iPod touch thin would be nice.
    06-01-2008 09:53 PM
  13. burnsaa's Avatar
    32 GB that would be nice seeing as how my 8 gig is almost full and I havent even put any 3rd party programs on it yet. I would love to have video conferencing although you would only be a able to chat with other iPhone 3G users until all the other iClones come out then hopefully video chat will be as popular here as it in is places like Japan or even Europe.
    06-01-2008 09:54 PM
  14. IndyJonez's Avatar
    One way it could get lighter with keeping the brushed aluminum backing is making it thinner. iPod touch thin would be nice.
    I just don't see it getting any thinner to be honest, but this IS apple were talking about here. Just seems like they could only fatten it up with all the new goodies, but what the hell do I know? Nadda...
    06-01-2008 10:01 PM
  15. xintelinsanex's Avatar
    I just don't see it getting any thinner to be honest, but this IS apple were talking about here. Just seems like they could only fatten it up with all the new goodies, but what the hell do I know? Nadda...
    I heard it would be fatter with the new 3G and GPS chips. But you are right... look what they have done (Air and iMacs).
    06-01-2008 10:07 PM
  16. IndyJonez's Avatar
    I heard it would be fatter with the new 3G and GPS chips. But you are right... look what they have done (Air and iMacs).
    I wonder...thinner...but wider or longer perhaps? I don't have one sitting right in front of me like most of you all do, what do you think? Hold yours in front of you and imagine, WIDER....LONGER....prolly not eh?
    06-01-2008 10:11 PM
  17. taylorh's Avatar
    Most PDA phones all go for about $600 when bought unsubsidized and always have. So $700 isn't exactly out of the ballpark if it weren't SIM locked to AT&T.
    06-02-2008 03:27 AM
  18. IrishJK09's Avatar
    I can't imagine it going for $700. Apple caught quite a bit of flak over the original prices of the iPhone during the initial launch, and I just can't see them doing it twice. I predict it will be $399 for an 8gb, $499 for a 16, and $599 for a 32. I also think they will keep the original around, or re-release it as a classic for $299.

    There is also the talk of a "low-end" model for $200 as well...

    This may just be my wishful thinking though, because I can't really drop $500 right now, and with the assumption of certain additions, I want this thing badly.
    06-02-2008 05:34 AM
  19. tapdraw's Avatar
    Yeah $700 sounds ridiculous, terribly ridiculous. But then again 8GB was $599 back then so who knows.
    There is good news going around about supposed price break from AT&T of a couple hundred dollars. That will help if it's true.
    06-02-2008 08:02 AM
  20. marcol's Avatar
    The rumour says the 32 GB will be $200 more than the 16 GB but the difference in price between 32 GB and 16 GB iPod Touch is only $100. If this is true then would imply that there is some difference other than just memory between the 16 and 32? Or is it that the iPhone will have a single memory module (the Touch has two) and the single 32s are just real expensive? $700 is a lot but I bet they'd still sell a few
    06-02-2008 09:13 AM
  21. carsly's Avatar
    I can see $500 and $600 price points again - Apple is a master of engineering a product to a price point rather than vice versa. Once you spill above $600 then you will quickly enter cheap laptop and mini-notebook territory. Yes, different devices but until now computers (PC and laptops) have had higher price points - call if $1,000-$2,500 than cell phones at $50 - 400 with significant room between the two. What Apple adeptly did with the first iPhone was choose a price point in between to test price sensitivity for mobile devices at something above a traditional cell phone price but below a computer price. I would fully expect something close to the original iPhone price points (which were quickly adjusted, if everyone remembers) with perhaps tests slightly higher for a premium offering - maybe additional storage space - not unlike the macbook air pricing with SSD.
    06-02-2008 09:59 AM
  22. xintelinsanex's Avatar
    I can see $500 and $600 price points again - Apple is a master of engineering a product to a price point rather than vice versa. Once you spill above $600 then you will quickly enter cheap laptop and mini-notebook territory. Yes, different devices but until now computers (PC and laptops) have had higher price points - call if $1,000-$2,500 than cell phones at $50 - 400 with significant room between the two. What Apple adeptly did with the first iPhone was choose a price point in between to test price sensitivity for mobile devices at something above a traditional cell phone price but below a computer price. I would fully expect something close to the original iPhone price points (which were quickly adjusted, if everyone remembers) with perhaps tests slightly higher for a premium offering - maybe additional storage space - not unlike the macbook air pricing with SSD.
    If they are enterting it at the original price point, I would think they would drop the price again like they did for the original phone. I probably won't spend that much again on an upgraded iPhone. I don't use data a lot, so EDGE is fine for now.
    06-02-2008 11:12 AM
  23. WatersWest's Avatar
    I'd say $400 for 16GB and $500 for 32GB. After the original iPhone release and the pricing debacle, no way is Apple gonna make that mistake again. Plus, don't forget that Apple's prices tend to decrease with each new generation of product.
    06-02-2008 12:22 PM
  24. xintelinsanex's Avatar
    I'd say $400 for 16GB and $500 for 32GB. After the original iPhone release and the pricing debacle, no way is Apple gonna make that mistake again. Plus, don't forget that Apple's prices tend to decrease with each new generation of product.
    If there is indeed a low end iPhone model, I think it would be $299 for the cheap one, $399 for the next level (16GB sounds right), and $499 for the next one. I wonder if they will have like an ultra high end model, cause the price point of $699 has been floating around.
    06-02-2008 01:04 PM
  25. carsly's Avatar
    I'd say $400 for 16GB and $500 for 32GB. After the original iPhone release and the pricing debacle, no way is Apple gonna make that mistake again. Plus, don't forget that Apple's prices tend to decrease with each new generation of product.
    Actually, the prices for new product introductions happen at remarkably consistent price points. What you're confusing is that once launched, prices for that generation product decrement over time. If you think about the range of pricing, Apple has mastered engineering products to thresholds that exist:

    $99 - shuffle (cheaper now)
    $199/249 - nano/mini
    $299 - ipod
    $399 - ipod / iphone
    $499 - iphone
    $599 - iphone

    Moving up to the $700 range with a mobile device would be pushing it.
    06-02-2008 02:26 PM
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