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  • Apple Stores Now Selling Unsubsidized iPhone 3G, No Quantity Limit!


    AT&T recently started selling contract free iPhone at their stores country-wide. Now, it seems that Apple has joined them as well! The prices for unsubsidized iPhones are $599 for 8GB model and $699 for 16GB model, the best part being no quantity limits like the AT&T store (and a better staff)!

    This also means no in-store activation. Though the phone is still technically locked to AT&T, it can be unlocked (think yellowsn0w ).

    This move by Apple and AT&T seems to be a great move to clear the inventories and make space for the expected new iPhone models that might be announced at the upcoming WWDC, dates for which were confirmed just yesterday.

    [AppleInsider]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Stores Now Selling Unsubsidized iPhone 3G, No Quantity Limit! started by sayam View original post
    Comments 53 Comments
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      Quote Originally Posted by neonsector View Post
      the top as in next to the power button
      Why?
    1. Dash-2's Avatar
      Dash-2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by akosko01 View Post
      Has it ever occurred to you that some AT&T "staff" visit this site?
      It's pretty well known that Apple has "good" employees, and that no one likes going to their carrier.
    1. Rainchild's Avatar
      Rainchild -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dragonx View Post
      I figure these phones will come with 2.2.1 which has the new baseband as posted earlier. I know you can't unlock once the new baseband is on it. Is the dev team ever gonna try to crack the new one or figure a way to downgrade to the old one for yellow snow? Cause if that's the case these no contract phones are useless. I started to get excited and almost had my friend pick one up now that she's in the states but I'm not gonna risk it if the phones are 2.2.1 baseband....
      My phone came with firmware 2.2.1 and baseband 2.30.03, i inserted my AT&T sim(no iphone plan), and it worked flawlessly. I bought the phone at the apple store, with no contract for ~$647. Seems as if it was factory unlocked.
    1. reddawg's Avatar
      reddawg -
      My phone came with firmware 2.2.1 and baseband 2.30.03, i inserted my AT&T sim(no iphone plan), and it worked flawlessly. I bought the phone at the apple store, with no contract for ~$647. Seems as if it was factory unlocked.
      Wrong. There have been no reports of Apple or AT&T selling unlocked iPhone 3G's in the USA, not even with the unsubsidized iPhones 3g's being sold now.

      Any AT&T 3G SIM's will work with a locked iPhone 3G. Try inserting a T-Mobile SIM and then report back the results. While you can still jailbreak 2.2.1 & BB 2.30, you can not use it with any other carrier but AT&T.
    1. Rainchild's Avatar
      Rainchild -
      Quote Originally Posted by reddawg View Post
      Wrong. There have been no reports of Apple or AT&T selling unlocked iPhone 3G's in the USA, not even with the unsubsidized iPhones 3g's being sold now.

      Any AT&T 3G SIM's will work with a locked iPhone 3G. Try inserting a T-Mobile SIM and then report back the results. While you can still jailbreak 2.2.1 & BB 2.30, you can not use it with any other carrier but AT&T.
      Hm, i was told that even though i had an AT&T sim, i would have to unlock because i didn't have an iphone plan. Ill look into it.
    1. JStraitiff's Avatar
      JStraitiff -
      Please let me know when you're going to Steve Jobs house to throw all your apple equipment through his window. I'd love to see you get arrested!
      fortunately i will never have to because apple has some sort of sense

      what do you think im policing? i simpily disagreed with alot of things in this thread and i put it in 1 big ol post
    1. endrit's Avatar
      endrit -
      I'm defenetly not buying the new one. 3g will do just fine. Next year I'll buy the new one. And $700 for an iPhone?? Defenetly not worth the money. Never. Buy a lap top instead. Here in Canada that would be $830 LOL. R u out of your mind? I bought my 16gig iPhone for $200 at launch date. LOL well worth the $200.LOL
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dragonx View Post
      I figure these phones will come with 2.2.1 which has the new baseband as posted earlier. I know you can't unlock once the new baseband is on it. Is the dev team ever gonna try to crack the new one or figure a way to downgrade to the old one for yellow snow? Cause if that's the case these no contract phones are useless. I started to get excited and almost had my friend pick one up now that she's in the states but I'm not gonna risk it if the phones are 2.2.1 baseband....
      Here in the UK some shops are still selling with FW 2.01

      When FW3.0 comes out the Dev team will unlock that and any phone with BB2.30 can be upgraded to that. In the mean time it is either AT&T or a piggyback SIM.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Sorry but i will wait in line again with whatever amount of cash apple wants for the damn new iphone.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      Sorry but i will wait in line again with whatever amount of cash apple wants for the damn new iphone.
      Apple must love you!

      I really don't see anything that's been suggested for the new iPhone that I want and I'm not sure that Apple could pull anything out of the hat to persuade me.

      Gone are the days when I used to earn enough to buy something just because it's new and shiny....
    1. JStraitiff's Avatar
      JStraitiff -
      im really looking forward o faster processing, i also like to have the latest and greatest apple gear
    1. auburnguy32's Avatar
      auburnguy32 -
      I can't wait for MMS and copy and paste!!!
      That's so revolutionarY!!! AND IT WILL MAKE THE IPHONE LIGHTYEARS AHEAD OF THE COMPETION MWAHAHAHA.

      am I cool yet?
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by auburnguy32 View Post
      I can't wait for MMS and copy and paste!!!
      That's so revolutionarY!!! AND IT WILL MAKE THE IPHONE LIGHTYEARS AHEAD OF THE COMPETION MWAHAHAHA.

      am I cool yet?
      I wouldnt say you're cool but you are something.