new Iphone?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Ringo, May 8, 2008.

  1. Achtung

    Achtung Member

    Jul 19, 2002
    Chicago
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    Manchester United FC
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    United States
    At this point, there's no reason to buy before WWDC, which is June 9-13. If at that point you decide it's not worth it, they'll probably be dumping the older ones for cheap, either through Apple or on eBay.
     
  2. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
    Rough and Ready
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    Yeovil Town FC
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    United States
    Here's the latest rumors I can find .... June 9 has been mentioned several times as a launch date. It's a Monday.
    I've read 32GB many times.
    I also read this one blog (and an Apple store employee said he'd read the same thing) that said AT&T might subsidize the costs of the phone, like they do with every other phone they sell. the blog said it might mean you save $200 when you sign up with AT&T (as if you have a choice).

    anyway, take from those what you will.
    :)
     
  3. IntheNet

    IntheNet New Member

    Nov 5, 2002
    Northern Virginia
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    Blackburn Rovers FC
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    United States

    Confirmed: June 9th - after the WWDC Keynote.
     
  4. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
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    I just read another blog that says the FCC hasn't granted approval yet and it may be delayed as a result .... until Steve Jobs pulls one out of his pocket, it'll be hard to know for sure.

    but good link .... is that a reliable blog/website?
     
  5. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
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    now I've heard conflicting reports that the 3G will cost $699 :eek: or $499. I'm wondering if the higher price tag is floating around courtesy of Apple so when Jobs announces a lower price or AT&T subsidy, he looks like the hero.
    Apple is notorious for disinformation tactics.
    can't wait. But $699 .... I want on REAL bad, but I'm not sure if I want one THAT bad.
     
  6. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
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    New York City FC
    Some of the rumors are pretty cool - GPS, half as thin as the current one, longer battery life, etc.
     
  7. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
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    New York City FC
    I think Apple's presentation is going on right now - we should know shortly what the new phone will be.
     
  8. Dante

    Dante Moderator
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    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
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    Juventus FC
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    United States
    macrumorslive.com
     
  9. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
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    Yeah - I'm following there too - they're currently going through various apps developed by third parties such as ebay.
     
  10. argentine soccer fan

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    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
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    CA Boca Juniors
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    Argentina
    So can we buy one today?
     
  11. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
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    New York City FC
    Seems doubtful. But as usual, the store is down during a big announcement. We're still waiting for news about the new iphone
     
  12. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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  13. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
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    Holy crap - new iphone is only $200.

    The iPhone 3G will be available July 11th in 22 countries. The maximum price around the world is $199 USD. Now showing an ad.
    11:45 am $299 for the 16GB -- a white version of this size will be available too.
    11:45 am Now on to the final challenge -- affordability. Started at $599 for an 8GB iPhone, now $399. The iPhone 3G 8GB will sell for... $199.
     
  14. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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  15. Achtung

    Achtung Member

    Jul 19, 2002
    Chicago
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    Manchester United FC
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    United States
    3G, GPS, and $199 (8 GB) or $299 (16 GB).

    Yeah, I'll be picking that up. :D
     
  16. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
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    It's going to suck when every schmo on the street has the phone and there's no longer any cool cache'. :p
     
  17. Stogey23

    Stogey23 Member+

    Dec 12, 1998
    San Diego, CA
    So I'm too lazy to look it up, but if I use Verizon can I get a new IPhone?


    And for the smartasses out there, if I get a new IPhone - will it work with Verizon? :D
     
  18. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
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    New York City FC
    No - Not unless you unlock it and risk bricking it.
     
  19. Samarkand

    Samarkand Member+

    May 28, 2001
    Not quite the correct thread for this one, but if you got 4 iPhones could you cook popcorn like this?

    [youtube]kAd0aWxs7kQ[/youtube]


    On a more serious note, if true, this is somewhat disconcerting.
     
  20. stanleyt

    stanleyt Member

    Dec 7, 1998
    Harlem, USA
    Yeah, some folks will just have to develop personailities like the rest of us. ;)

    Guh!
     
  21. Achtung

    Achtung Member

    Jul 19, 2002
    Chicago
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    Manchester United FC
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    United States
    Unlocking won't help either. Verizon uses a CDMA network, whereas AT&T's is GSM--it's like VHS and Beta. The only other major US carrier that uses GSM is T-Mobile.
     
  22. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
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    Columbus Crew
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    United States
    I have heard that Apple initially approached Verizon, but Verizon declined the deal. Bad move, IMO. I'd probably consider an iPhone, if it wasn't for the GSM buzz. :( I'm usually around some sort of speakers, and speakers + GSM = bad news.

    Plus, a lot of people I frequently call are Verizon, so I can save a lot of airtime with the network calling.
     
  23. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
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    I've heard you can download one from iTunes store in July.
     
  24. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
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    Columbus Crew
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    United States
    Will you have to pay extra for unlimited personalities?

    :p
     
  25. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
    Rough and Ready
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    Yeovil Town FC
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    it hasn't made my ipod any less cool just because everybody has one ...
     

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