Note: The source does NOT say the phones will be unlocked, just that they will be no-contract. I'd like to know where this "unlocked" thing came from. Until I see more on that, I'm not even remotely getting my hopes up.
Derek, 19 Mar 2009It makes no difference to Apple wether the handset is unlocked or not. It's AT&T thats offerin... moreDo you work for apple? Are you a relative of Steve Jobs? I´ve never seen anyone so desperate and blind defending a brand... and I quote
"Apple never like bits coming in and out of their phones", Apple dont want people sending and recieving animated gifs of stupid cartoons, it degrades the brand Same for no custom ringones, they dont want their phone to play horrible scooter and ultrabeat tracks when it rings. Its bad taste. No copy and paste? security issues between apps. But now that its here, its clearly the best use of copy and paste EVER on a mobile device, possibly better than on a pc."
Jezebel!! Get a life!! Just think about the price cuts apple has done over and over again... it must mean something!!! oh, yeah... it means iphone sucks big time and you know it! If "Apple" were so great, it would have replaced Microsoft already... and Jobs would be as rich as Gates...
Well, that doesn't affect me cos I'm British. I just hope we're one step closer to Apple making the iphone available through all networks! Cmon Apple, pretty please with sugar on? :)
MItChElL, 19 Mar 2009easy alternative is to buy one of ebay about £200i would love to get one of this but where to get unlocked one with £200??
Anonymous, 19 Mar 2009My 5320 XpressMusic is more fun than the iPhone... Also better in every aspect I've found so f... moreYou are not making sense. How can your Nokia 5320 be better than the iphone is EVERY aspect? Let me enumerate some aspects that the iphone is better than your 5320.
1. Iphone has a bigger display
2. Iphone has a better music player
3. IPhone has a glass display while 5320 has a plastic one
4. Iphone has way larger internal memory
5. Iphone has a qwerty keyboard
6. Iphone has wifi while 5320 does not
7. Iphone has a more capable web browser
8. Iphone has better rendering of web pages
9. Iphone can zoom in and out pages and photos better
10. Iphone has convenient access to over 25,000 apps
Now those are just SOME advantages of the iphone over your Nokia 5320. With that stated, how can your Nokia phone be more fun than the iphone? Sorry, but it looks like your Nokia 5320 looks more like a junk phone than the iphone. But you know what? I respect your choice, but don't come in here insulting the iphone and its owners. It's time for you to grow up.
My 5320 XpressMusic is more fun than the iPhone... Also better in every aspect I've found so far, excluding the memory difference but I'd rather lose 7.88 gigs and not have iTunes than have the 8 gigs and have to use that junk.
Spartty, 19 Mar 2009Lol. Wow, Apples feeling a little desperate there huh. Sales must be falling or something. Tha... moreIt makes no difference to Apple wether the handset is unlocked or not. It's AT&T thats offering the handset without a simlock. That's why it's only available to current AT&T customers only. If it was Apple's call, it would be available unlocked here in the UK from O2 as well. The price is unsubsidized, because there's no simlock makes complete sense, original iphone customers will still be able to upgrade. It probably is a method of clearing stock for a new one coming out in july. And no, were not looking for better alternatives, because there aren't. iPhone Generation 3 for me in July.
One single statistic should make all of you realize where you stand:
96% customer satisfaction, highest ever of any mobile phone ever released. Almost half of customers never owned an Apple product before, including me.
After owning an Apple product you realize just how good it is, Im gonna sell my Dell laptop and buying a macbook as soon as I can afford it. The level of detail, intuitiveness, worksmanship, ease of use, quality of parts, customer service, innovation, the list goes on. Apple exceeds in all theese points FAR FAR FAR FAR FAR FAR FAR FAR FAR FAR FAR FAR FAR FAR FAR FAR beyond any other manufacturer. Its about as close to perfect as you can get. %and theres n reasons for any exclusions.
No MicroSD? Apple never like bits coming in and out of their phones, avoiding moving parts when possible, thats why all their Macs have slot loading optical drives. Same reason for the design of the Sim card tray and exclusion of a removable back cover/battery.
No Bluetooth file transfer? Apple dont want people sending and recieving animated gifs of stupid cartoons etc, it degrades the brand. Same for no custom ringones, they dont want their phone to play horrible scooter and ultrabeat tracks when it rings. Its bad taste.
No copy and paste? security issues between apps. But now that its here, its clearly the best use of copy and paste EVER on a mobile device, possibly better than on a pc.
If you dont like iPhone, good because it means you probbaly like phones with horrible interfaces and crippled internet, and you play scooter and ultrabeat on your phone and you bluetooth animated gifs cartoon porn and probably have a fast and furious theme, and your message alert is probably something very annoying too. Apple dont want customers like that.
Another rip-off from Apple...
And yet... Many dum-dum people will buy it anyway...
I rather get an Xperia, or HTC, or a Mini Laptop...
That's not a big offer from Apple but a big deal for their own sake, coz it is found (unlocked)everywhere at this very price. So don't get so excited for this offer.
Lol. Wow, Apples feeling a little desperate there huh. Sales must be falling or something. That, or we'll go with the fan boys and say they're clearing room for the new model stock. Poor Apple, I think people are finally seeing the great alternative options out there.
599 dollars thats a rip off! 375 dollars will get you one taxes inclusive on orange in kenya! the 8gb version.
Hey guys, they may sun give for free iphone just don't run away hahahahaaa!
People are tired of promises and lies from aple, and they run away everyday..., Ups of course two year contract...!
Yes! this is what i've been waiting for! this will benefit me coz i travel a lot (going back to the phils.) and i am really waiting for an unlock iphone! i am not into those jailbreaking the iphone... at least its the legal way! nice move AT&T! i dont care spending $700, it's just money! i can earn it in just 2 hours of my working time! haha!