View Poll Results: $199 for 8GB and $299 for 16GB... are you going to buy?

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  • YES

    14 77.78%
  • NO

    4 22.22%
  1. xintelinsanex's Avatar
    The 3G will mostly boost sales in the European markets.

    The $199 price will send sales through the roof here in N. America. If I lived in a 3G coverage area I would go ahead and make the switch, but it doesn't seem prudent to do it now.
    Oh yeah no doubt the price tag will tremendously improve sales. Americans are more conscious of prices.
    06-09-2008 04:10 PM
  2. marcol's Avatar
    I think it is because your location is coming off of wifi or the cell signal and it is not a true GPS, but I could be wrong.
    Yep, you're wrong. Here's a quick primer:

    http://www.wmexperts.com/articles/gp..._tutorial.html
    06-09-2008 04:20 PM
  3. WatersWest's Avatar
    Afther TiPb announces me as the winner of the contest, I won't have to buy one. In the event I don't happen to win, then yes, I'm going to buy one. I'm glad I took back that iPod Touch my wife bought me for xmas and held out for this date...
    06-09-2008 04:26 PM
  4. xintelinsanex's Avatar
    Oh yeah, sucks for the iPod Touch owners who always have to shell out for software updates. And does it make calls? Absolutely not. Good call taking it back.
    06-09-2008 04:27 PM
  5. marcol's Avatar
    Yep, you're wrong. Here's a quick primer:

    http://www.wmexperts.com/articles/gp..._tutorial.html
    Just to dispel any lingering doubts this is from the relevant iPhone 3G web page:

    How it works.
    GPS (Global Positioning System) technology uses information from earth-orbiting satellites to find locations. A receiver estimates the distance to GPS satellites based on the time it takes for signals to reach it, then uses that information to calculate locations. But the A-GPS (Assisted GPS) system on iPhone goes one step further, using information from mobile networks to find the closest satellites more quickly. That gives you a faster fix on your location than with regular GPS.
    http://www.apple.com/uk/iphone/features/gps.html
    06-09-2008 04:31 PM
  6. volsfan0911's Avatar
    I was at the Apple store earlier hoping they were going to release today. Given the price point and 3G and ActiveSync for business use? Yes, will be in line July 11th (sigh). Mit $300 in hand.
    06-09-2008 04:32 PM
  7. xintelinsanex's Avatar
    I was at the Apple store earlier hoping they were going to release today. Given the price point and 3G and ActiveSync for business use? Yes, will be in line July 11th (sigh). Mit $300 in hand.
    LOL bring a credit card instead, or a gift card. Apple might not let you pay cash for it, haha.
    06-09-2008 04:38 PM
  8. hermdog's Avatar
    Hopefully it will be available in the morning of July 11th and not at 6pm!!
    06-09-2008 04:56 PM
  9. xintelinsanex's Avatar
    Yeah agreed. I think it will be available start of business. Oh wait, the original iPhone was at 6pm right? Well this is going to suck.
    06-09-2008 04:59 PM
  10. whmurray's Avatar
    Would have bought at twice the price but I am an Apple stockholder; I can afford it.
    06-09-2008 06:25 PM
  11. cmaier's Avatar
    Mandatory in-store activation. Argh.
    06-09-2008 06:37 PM
  12. hermdog's Avatar
    Mandatory in-store activation. Argh.
    Where did you see that?
    06-09-2008 08:14 PM
  13. kevinbell's Avatar
    I only pay $20/month for unlimited data (MediaMax) with my Treo 750 (3G). Not sure if I should "only" be paying that or the higher Data plans... I'm not going to ask. An extra $10 isn't bad but then double that because I'm sure my wife will want to upgrade as well.

    Hypemaster = Apple
    06-09-2008 08:17 PM
  14. IrishJK09's Avatar
    I only pay $20/month for unlimited data (MediaMax) with my Treo 750 (3G). Not sure if I should "only" be paying that or the higher Data plans... I'm not going to ask. An extra $10 isn't bad but then double that because I'm sure my wife will want to upgrade as well.

    Hypemaster = Apple
    You are getting something you aren't supposed to. Don't say anything to At&t and you will probably be ok, but you should be paying $30.
    06-09-2008 08:19 PM
  15. bripat22's Avatar
    I will wait to hear the reviews and info about glitches and bugs but if all is ok, I will kick my Curve to the curb and become an Apple Drone quite happily
    06-09-2008 08:57 PM
  16. IrishJK09's Avatar
    I will wait to hear the reviews and info about glitches and bugs but if all is ok, I will kick my Curve to the curb and become an Apple Drone quite happily
    They really aren't changing much outside of hardware. I doubt there will be much more in the glitches and bugs department than there currently is.
    06-09-2008 09:03 PM
  17. xintelinsanex's Avatar
    I've decided not to purchase the new iPhone. After paying an extra $10 per month for the 3G plan and paying $199 for the phone, it comes out to $439 for the 8GB iPhone. It is not substantial enough of an upgrade for me to pony up the cash.
    06-09-2008 09:15 PM
  18. harley911's Avatar
    for us canadians, hoping to drive down to the states to get it.....any ideas if we will have to pay a dif price as we wont be doing an activation? I didnt buy the last gen one so Im unlsure.

    Or does apple let you walk in, drop your $299 and walk out?
    06-10-2008 09:09 AM
  19. cmaier's Avatar
    no. you have to activate. if you cancel within 30 days, you have to return the phone.
    06-10-2008 09:16 AM
  20. harley911's Avatar
    so there is no way to buy it and unlock it?

    How did it work with the last phone? as I have friends using them now?
    06-10-2008 09:17 AM
  21. cmaier's Avatar
    with the old phone you could buy and activate at home. with the new phone you must activate in-store. they changed because apple hates canadians.
    06-10-2008 09:24 AM
  22. harley911's Avatar
    now thats funny. Seems like it may be the case, but still funny.

    Complete BS. I was sure they would have to offer one at a higher rate and no contract.

    Im not pleased. Soooooooooo for all you smart people, how do I get a working one in Canada?
    06-10-2008 09:30 AM
  23. marcol's Avatar
    Soooooooooo for all you smart people, how do I get a working one in Canada?
    Is there some reason you want to avoid buying from Rogers (available July 11th)?
    06-10-2008 09:39 AM
  24. cmaier's Avatar
    That's what Apple is expecting him to do. Never do what they expect.

    I wonder what SMS will cost? will the $30 plan include 200 SMS? (In other words, did they actually raise the prices by $10, or just eliminate the lowest cost data plan).
    06-10-2008 09:42 AM
  25. harley911's Avatar
    I havent read anywhere that it will be released here on the 11th as weel.

    Last I heard it would be christmas time. Any pricing info as to the canadian release on the 11th?
    06-10-2008 09:51 AM
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