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  • iPhone 3G is OFFICIAL and $199 - flush headphones, black, metal buttons, same screen
    Apple announced today the 3G iPhone.

    Photos from Engadget, Mac Rumors, and Gizmodo:








    Some features:
    built in GPS
    black back, new design
    5 hours 3G talk time
    7 hours video playback
    10 hours 2G talk time
    300 hours standby


    I'll be updating as we go.

    $199 for the 8GB model, $299 for the 16GB model - launch date is July 11

    edit: Apple and AT&T stores are confirming that the 3G iPhone will be sold for $299 and $399 without contract (for 8 and 16GB, respectively), and $199 and $299 with a contract.

    edit again: source proved to be completely false, sorry.


    The 16 GB model will also come in white.

    The Apple store, which was down earlier, is now showing pictures and has the page up for the 3G iPhone.







    Apple has posted more pictures in their gallery for the 3G iPhone.











    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 3G is OFFICIAL and $199 - flush headphones, black, metal buttons, same screen started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 193 Comments
    1. iBwizzle's Avatar
      iBwizzle -
      Why in the hell are ya'll so happy. $300? Now everybody and they daddy is gonna have one. What's the fun in that? That and no "video chat"? I can tell you one thing, be on the look out for the 32GB in a month after its release and the prices for the 3rd party Apps in the "App Store" will eventually cost you more then the 3G iPhone its self. Forget July 11th, I'm waitin' of the SE Xperia X1 to be released in mid-September. Apple let me down big time. My damn deposit for the 2yr contract cost me more ($500). I'll be a dummy to extend my contract. AT&T, I can't see no reason why this cheap @$$ phone shouldn't have an replacement warrenty. Damn Jobs, thanks for nothin'... q:'-(..
    1. k wizzle's Avatar
      k wizzle -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      Not sure how to break this to you, but they've already sold 6 MILLION iPhones. You're nothing special and thinking a phone makes you special just makes you look like an idiot.
      I wont say what i want to say because I dont want to get banned from the site.. but Who said i felt special? I just dont like having the same cell phone as everyone else and i'm pretty sure im not the only one that feels that way..

      EDIT: and 6 million phone sold isnt really a lot. at one point I felt like every house in the world had at least one person in it that owned a razr
    1. m3thodandr3d's Avatar
      m3thodandr3d -
      Great, not the iPhone is going to become the new sidekick . $200... wtf? now all those little gangster kids in my school that think they are cool for having a sidekick are gonna get iPhones... BTW: NO flash, NO camera upgrade, NO video recording, NO video chat. Those are just some of the reasons I'll wait until next year to buy the G3
    1. drhundley's Avatar
      drhundley -
      who cares if everyone has the dang thing.. do you want it? if you do get it. so be it that everyone can get one. it would happen one way or the other. just be glad that its cheaper for you and I. and for the X1 its sweet looking but its still WM based.. keep it. its all yours. I was never an apple fan boy before I got my iphone. I am now an apple fanboy. but please people quit griping about the new price of the iphone. yes it does still totally lack some apps that it needs, be happy that you are getting the phone for cheap considering all that its missing..
    1. Apple iPie's Avatar
      Apple iPie -
      LMAOing. Why are u SOOO dissapointed on the new iPhone price? I think its better to have a lower price though...
    1. vikiniland's Avatar
      vikiniland -
      Quote Originally Posted by m3thodandr3d View Post
      Great, not the iPhone is going to become the new sidekick . $200... wtf? now all those little gangster kids in my school that think they are cool for having a sidekick are gonna get iPhones... BTW: NO flash, NO camera upgrade, NO video recording, NO video chat. Those are just some of the reasons I'll wait until next year to buy the G3
      Haha, that is soo.. true, I remember the days when the Sidekick was the $hitt. My nephew was bugging me to get him one, and he already had a cellphone, but he wanted it for IM-ing with his friends. I kind of hate that the iPhones are now considered affordable!
    1. akash0113's Avatar
      akash0113 -
      Guys no need to worry...this price is with AT&T contract as per the Apple website. So, if anyone wants to buy from Apple store it would cost him at least $300 to $400 more.
    1. eclipticrider's Avatar
      eclipticrider -
      the cheaper iPhone will keep more gas in my car. By the time the phone is available the price of gas in my area is estimated to be $5+... yay for cheaper iphone
    1. yungfreshgent20's Avatar
      yungfreshgent20 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iPhoneMadness View Post
      LoL yea I kind of feel you on that one. No one's gonna be excited to see an iPhone anymore.

      I was just wondering how they will compensate for the low price. I mean, is that why it's plastic now? Cheap regular plastic?
      seeing everyone having one depends on where you live because now i dont see a lot of people with these phones mainly because they couldnt afford it. now with this price it kills the whole wow factor of this phone. Put it this way everyone loves supercars such as porsche and ferrari and part of the majesty in these cars is the fact that not everyone can afford one due to price. So in buying one you know chances are when you go for a drive your more than likely not going to run into anyone who has it too. Exclusivity helped make this phone desirable and even worse i know people who want one who denied wanting one because they couldnt afford it now there gonna hope right on the bang wagon which sucks. Now to sound uppity but i like having something not everyone has the ability to own. I do agree its stupid to think the phone makes you a better person but 6million sold word wide is not that huge when your thinking its close to over what 200 billion people in the world but 16million more than doubles your chances of seeing one
    1. chillypbear's Avatar
      chillypbear -
      I have to say I am happy but upset at the same time since Everyone plus their grandmother is going to have the iphone...so much for the exclusivity..esp in Canada...
      ALTHOUGH they have not released the price just that it will be sold at Fido & Rogers Stores...and you know Roger's is going to JACK that price up and the plan to go with it (slowly praying the Fido, although owned by Rogers will have a reasonable rate for my 1st gen 8gber)

      The white does look sleek...hmmm case replacing anyone?!
    1. sr71blackbird92's Avatar
      sr71blackbird92 -
      What i want to know is how they are going to get you to sign this 2 year agreement. I hope its like the current iphone where you take it home and activate it there, then there is a way to either fake activate it or soemthing, i just signed 2 years on with ATT for my current iphone, why would i want to sign 2 more if i can get around it...
      I searched around apple's site for anything about activating this new beast, and i didnt see anything. Anyone have any ideas?
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by akash0113 View Post
      Guys no need to worry...this price is with AT&T contract as per the Apple website. So, if anyone wants to buy from Apple store it would cost him at least $300 to $400 more.
      I doubt this will be the case. They put "with 2 year agreement" because that's what AT&T's policy is for any iPhone activation or plan so Apple must conform to that. Apple is the one price fixing their own product. They would have to negotiate this "discount" with every cell phone provider in each of the 70 countries they are going to sell in. That's just not going to happen. Steve said the $199 applies to EVERY country across the board. Apple is discounting the phones to EVERYONE, ignoring the fact that some will be unlocked, knowing that it will create a bigger LEGITIMATE customer base and will make up the money in AppStore sales and kickbacks from the iPhone rate plans.
    1. Maxx939's Avatar
      Maxx939 -
      And why doesnt this have MMS apple is so stupid

      or a video recorder
    1. eclipticrider's Avatar
      eclipticrider -
      I'm sure more people will buy them due to lower pricing but 80 % of the people I know won't buy one because they only get "free" phones with contract. or won't spend more then 50-100 dollars for a phone period...

      I get what ya'll are saying though. thats why I don't have a supercar but customize it, because I do like to be a little different...
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      so much hype .... thats why people feel dissapointed.

      at the price, i guarantee nearly everyone moaning right now will still go out and buy one.
    1. sr71blackbird92's Avatar
      sr71blackbird92 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Maxx939 View Post
      And why doesnt this have MMS apple is so stupid

      or a video recorder
      You can use both of those features with a jailbroken iphone...
    1. Sirhc35's Avatar
      Sirhc35 -
      Poseidon79 makes a good point. Hopefully this is true because if it is that means everyone, even non AT&T users will be able to get the phone for $199 and $299 and then just unlock it. That is is you are on a GSM network.
    1. reallynotnick's Avatar
      reallynotnick -
      Quote Originally Posted by yungfreshgent20 View Post
      damnit there goes the exclusivity of owning one this is now goign to become the new hoe phone greattttttttttt........
      Good point, though for me it is not a problem because we don't have ATT here, so everyone freaks out when I have one

      Maybe one of these days someone will come out with something to compete with the iPhone, not like it changed that much in a year, but it is still the best just even better now!
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Ah.. doing some more reading the Apple store says requires a 2 year AT&T contract, SOLD SEPARATELY. Just like the first phone... you buy the hardware for one price... then go home and buy the service plan through iTunes from AT&T. My guess is that for legit customers, when you plug into iTunes it will just extend your contract 2 years from the date the new phone is activated. If hactivation comes out, existing customers will most likely be able to bypass this contract extension.
    1. chrissurra's Avatar
      chrissurra -
      I hope everyone and their mother has the new iphone, that will make me money on my apple stock.

      The old iPhone will still have the same cache that it always did, the new one looks to be the razr of iphones.