haha..wat a lousy phone...nothin much difference with the old 1..ppl who knows phone well surely wont buy this kind of thing
I think that u should read the latest news which explain the "strange prize"! In fact, those prices are only with contracts with a carrier and the new iPhone 3G data plan bt AT&T is $30/month (including unlimited data and visual voicemail).
On BoyGeniusReport.com there's a lot to read... "unfortunately"! Bye ;)
the price "200 $" will be in the worst combination for us: 2 years contract with an expansive month bill contract,blocked on the network where you make the contract. i am sure that nokia n96 will be at the same price in such conditions,so again,iphone is a crap
Wow I really hope the new I-phone 8G is only $199. Because here an I-pod Nano which is only 4G is around $250.00. It will be better to just buy the new I-phone & get 8G. So I do hope the price is true. I guess we will have to wait until July to find out!
It's a 3.5 inch 3G phone + GPS for $ 200 and people are still complaining... :-)
what is 3G means when there's no video calling...
bluetooth still remain its restriction :( same old screen :(
Now let's look at the bigger picture of things to come - many people seem to comment why Apple had to release such an average-spec iPhone 3G against the competition.
This strategy by Apple is a Brilliant one. Why?
All other manufacturers were rushing to create a 'revolutionary' touch-interface product and beefed up their products with as many features as possible in anticipation of what Apple is going announce at WWDC. But in the Process as these other mobile makers did so, accelerated the cost price of their phones to a Premium level. And generally in the eyes of the public, any full-touch interface phone has always been deemed as an emulator of the iPhone. Thus, sales levels of these other brands will never accelerate the former but rather, serve to disrupt the full potential of the iPhone.
Basically what Apple did was the direct opposite. It did not focus on the competition. It did not bother what specs the others had. Apple just looked into what they could improve for the user experience.
And to add on, the pricing of iPhone 3G now so reasonable, makes it so difficult for other mobile makers to follow because their robust featured phones cannot go down so low in price to compete with the iPhone 3G. Its a destined sure-hit and its outreach to so many markets from July 11 onwards ensures mass demand for the product.
Basically the iPhone 3G paves the way for world dominance, a mass market solution. And if people are feeling this is Apple's flagship solution, a much higher spec iPhone is in the testing labs even as we comment on this.
if the bluetooth function is like a standard phone, I.E. sony ericsson and nokia...i will definetly get an iphone...i didnt buy the first one cuz of the missing functionality, but if this one has it...a 16 GB in white for me please :)
Robbe291, 10 Jun 2008That is so untrue. The iPhones DO NOT come unlocked. Though the contract is not started until ... moreCorrect! That's the main reason why Apple/ATT decided to do purchasing and activation in-store only. The chance to unlock the phone before activation is no longer a possibility.
Jmeister, 10 Jun 20085 things 1. The 3G iPhone comes unlocked if you don't buy it on a contract... 2. Who really... moreThat is so untrue. The iPhones DO NOT come unlocked. Though the contract is not started until the iPhone is registered through iTunes. Unless you get the purchased iPhone unlocked before initial setup, that is the only way to dodge a contract.
I am not the biggest fan of iPhones. But I do wonder why so many people complain about video calling not being there. Ive worked for AT&T for the last 10 months and VideoShare calling has been introduced. Almost everyone who gets videoshare enabled phones never get the videoshare feature...even though its unlimited usage for the first month. So still I wonder why is Video calling so important? I actually thought about getting one of the 3G iPhones until I saw that it still doesn't include tethering or tranfer of files thru bluetooth and the lack of A2DP. I love using my AT&T Tilt to connect to my laptop when needed. I like transfering files to my friends. And I love listening to my music wirelessly with my Motorola S9's streaming from my AT&T Tilt. So I think I'll stick with my Tilt, esp for the days when I need to write a quick Word Document paper for one of my classes. But I must say, I do like that Apple has added GPS, cuz I use that it on my Tilt quite often. Sorry Apple, Im not completely moved by your product yet, though I know it'll be at my standards soon.
deception.,.,.,no secondary cam for video calls .,.,.and its 3g .,.,.,what a mistake.,.,.,.,.,.raise nokia ""n95 8gb"" and the new upcoming king of king's ""n96""
Jmeister, 10 Jun 20085 things 1. The 3G iPhone comes unlocked if you don't buy it on a contract... 2. Who really... moreDude....you cannot purchase the 3G iPhone without a contract. People weren't able to do that with the original iPhone, ATT/Apple will most definitely not do that with the 3G iPhone.
1. The 3G iPhone comes unlocked if you don't buy it on a contract...
2. Who really needs video calling?
3. Nokia n95 is the ugliest, clumsiest phone out there at the moment.
4. No one actually knows all of these details yet. We will all just have to wait and see.
5. Just get one