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  • Apple Now Selling iPhone 3G through US Online Store, Clearing its Inventories!


    Sometime back, Apple made it possible to pay for iPhone 3G Online from the US Online Apple Store but with no option of doorstep delivery! This was still a pain as you still had to visit the nearby (or farby!) Apple store to grab it.

    But it seems that you Apple changed this policy, without any announcement. Effective immediately, you can get the phone delivered straight to your doorstep from the US Apple Online Store - without even paying a shipping price! This is a clever move by Apple, which seems to be in a hurry to clear it's inventory, probably to prepare them for the anticipated upcoming model of the iPhone.

    If you are not much interested in buying the upcoming model - maybe because you really love the current one - you can now order it online.

    [Engadget]

    P.S. If you are not an AT&T customer, you will be asked to sign up and choose a rate plan as well.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Now Selling iPhone 3G through US Online Store, Clearing its Inventories! started by sayam View original post
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. ksiphone's Avatar
      ksiphone -
      are these refurb or new models?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      New ones
    1. jeffhuys's Avatar
      jeffhuys -
      Getting the new 1!!
    1. JTopaz's Avatar
      JTopaz -
      do you have to take out a contract with these?
    1. vcf's Avatar
      vcf -
      well i sure you will for that price. you have to pay Att some how... they always get there cut
    1. StevenB's Avatar
      StevenB -
      Unfortunately this will flood the market with 3Gs which will make it harder for me to sell mine to purchase the new one
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      I thought the same thing , but now with the Sling Player App out It doesnt matter because that will be enough for me to get everything out of my 3G until the jailbreaks come out on the new iphones.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      New ones
      That's a shame - no chance of BL 5.8 then!
    1. staterunner180's Avatar
      staterunner180 -
      Quote Originally Posted by StevenB View Post
      Unfortunately this will flood the market with 3Gs which will make it harder for me to sell mine to purchase the new one
      If your phone is able to be unlocked then just yellowsn0w unlock and sell it on eBay . There are plenty of people out there too lazy, or not computer-smart enough to unlock it.
    1. 97vrsix's Avatar
      97vrsix -
      I deff think it should drop the HIGH *** prices I see on a lot of 3G phones out there.. I'm sick of people thinking there used Iphone 3G, Is worth just as much as a new one from Apple. What cause you think you unlocked it, it's really worth all that much more! I rather it not unlocked.. So I can do it my self.. But I know People are lazy!! Thats for sure!! They can't read , and be bothered to plug **** in!

      Anyways, I think this is a great move for Apple.. As well, I think they should drop the price on these Iphones as well.. Has anyone brought in a water damaged Iphone and got another yet?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      That's a shame - no chance of BL 5.8 then!
      Too bad!
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by 97vrsix View Post
      I deff think it should drop the HIGH *** prices I see on a lot of 3G phones out there.. I'm sick of people thinking there used Iphone 3G, Is worth just as much as a new one from Apple.
      Anything is only worth what someone will pay for it. Do you think someone should sell one to you cheaper just because you don't think it's worth much?

      I think an Aston Martin DB9 is worth 50 - why do they sell them for so much :cry:
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Anything is only worth what someone will pay for it. Do you think someone should sell one to you cheaper just because you don't think it's worth much?

      I think an Aston Martin DB9 is worth 50 - why do they sell them for so much :cry:
      +1

      To each his own. Don't like the price? Then don't buy it!
    1. juquan's Avatar
      juquan -
      Question for anyone to answer whats the policy on a lost iphone , I know the make you buy another (not actually lost) but want one for my lady but no att contract so was going to say mines is lost,,,,,and buy another ,,will that work
    1. MikesiPhone1983's Avatar
      MikesiPhone1983 -
      Quote Originally Posted by StevenB View Post
      Unfortunately this will flood the market with 3Gs which will make it harder for me to sell mine to purchase the new one
      I doubt it will be harder for you to sell your iPhone 3G as allot of people will still love and want it,
      The only thing that sucks about the iPhone in the USA is that you are locked into a contract with your Telco,
      Here in Australia we have anti competitive laws which restrict Telco's locking phones to a contact or telco,
      So we buy the iPhones outright and go with who ever we like.. such as who ever has the best data plans,
      so my advice is sell it on eBay to OZ and you'll find you will be able to get the new iPhone 4G,
      Telco's in OZ actually unlock it for you...so ho ever you sell it to can have it done..
      That's what i'm doing....
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      I'm not sure that Optus can actually unlock an AT&T phone....
    1. silent1643's Avatar
      silent1643 -
      i got mine like 2 months ago - delivered to my door - but was refurb for $99
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Have you checked your BL?
    1. silent1643's Avatar
      silent1643 -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Have you checked your BL?
      yup just have upgrade/activation charge on mine - phones were shipped free came UPS i think. Me and my wife both got an upgrade.
    1. ksiphone's Avatar
      ksiphone -
      i think confucious was talking about bootloader (BL) not bill.