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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. listenclose's Avatar
      listenclose -
      Simple question to you guys buying into the Gizmodo rumors. If the price is subsidized and set by the carrier and not by apple, then how is the price at $199 in 22 countries and multiple carriers at launch? Seems to me if the carriers had that much of a say of the retail price then you'd see varying prices for varying markets.
    1. fugazi13's Avatar
      fugazi13 -
      Quote Originally Posted by disisgustavo View Post
      they dont come with docks anymore though
      also not really digging the plastic, plastic always looks cheap, especially on cell phones. man i wish i could have all the features (3g and gps mainly) on the current iphone.
      I soooo agree with you. Apple has indeed cut all corners to bring the price down. Honestly, I am not very impressed and I am glad I have a 16GB first gen. iPhone. This will become the new Razr and everyone and their grandmama will have one. The aluminum had to go to make it affordable to every joe schmoe out there.

      tsk..tsk..tsk....

      I have mixed feelings about the new iphone...I mean, if I got a 16GB for only $300 and then see someone who has a 1st gen iphone 16GB, I know that theirs was more expensive than mine...with quality aluminum casing.

      I can already see it, every ghetto @$$ mofo will have one....crap.

      It just doesn't seem to fit in apple's line of products to throw around something cheap like that. What happened to the apple lifestyle???
    1. bamsillo's Avatar
      bamsillo -
      that price if getting a contrac whit AT%T no?? if you wana just get the phone? are they gona sell it to you? or we gona have to wait like 6 month to they let you buy it whitout a plan?
    1. fugazi13's Avatar
      fugazi13 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Darko_kun View Post
      So without a contract the iphones will be at regular price? I guess I have no reason to buy one then. Im with tmobile and they dont even offer 3g yet. Anybody know when tmobile will offer 3g?
      Actually T-Mobile did launch their 3G in the East Coast already (NY), and by the end of 3rd quarter or sooner here in the West.
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      I believe I actually have an answer to the price question. In the spirit of giving new iphone owners something to look forward to I'd say you will buy the iphone at whatever regular price Jobs wants it to be, and then get a rebate when you activate the phone.

      It will likely go something like:

      "Apple iPhone $199 with activation rebate, regular price $4xx.xx"
    1. ichidakilla's Avatar
      ichidakilla -
      Quote Originally Posted by one1 View Post
      I believe I actually have an answer to the price question. In the spirit of giving new iphone owners something to look forward to I'd say you will buy the iphone at whatever regular price Jobs wants it to be, and then get a rebate when you activate the phone.

      It will likely go something like:

      "Apple iPhone $199 with activation rebate, regular price $4xx.xx"
      +1
      Since AT&T is going to make you sign a contract physically and when you buy the iPhone at the Apple Store anywhere in the world you will pay full price unless you are in the US then you can go get a rebate from AT&T and be stuck with them for 2 years.

      So if I do the math right...
      2 years at AT&T @ $10 extra per month $240
      8G iPhone @ $199 / 16G iPhone @ 299
      =8G @ $439 / 16G @ $539

      Without contract purchase
      8G @ $499 / 16G @ $599 (my estimate)

      Dont flame me if you think I am wrong.
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Those prices sound about right and I'm going to guess that if you cancel within 30 days, it'll be 175 to cancel the account + 300 to pay the rest of the phone. After X months, they'll remove the 300 from the phone and just cost you 175. Either way, I'm sure AT&T has already come up with a number of scenarios of people trying to end with just the phone and no contract.
    1. MattMac's Avatar
      MattMac -
      Where can I find the Australian prices?
      PLEASE!!!
    1. taotechad's Avatar
      taotechad -
      I agree.I love my iphone however I hate it just as well.ARE YOU KIDDING ME, STILL NO MMS, WHAT A FRICKING JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHEN EVER SOMEONE SENDS ME A PIX MESSAGE I JUST DELETE IT. I'M NOT GOING TO SPEND 10 MINUTES LOOKING FOR A PIECE OF PAPER AND PEN (lol), TO WRITE DOWN A STUPID ID# AND PASSWORD FOR VIEWMYPIX.COM(WHAT A FRICKING JOKE)AND SPEND ANOTHER 10 MINUTES TRYING TO ENTER IT AND DOWNLOAD THE PIX. Needless to say I'm greatly dissappointed, NO DARN MMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH yeah and to those of you who say "just use E-mail" HEY STUPID, NOT ALL PEOPLE SENDING YOU TEXTS HAVE E-MAIL ON THEIR CELL PHONES!!!!!!!!!! i,VE USED SWIRLY WORKS FINE WITH ATT 25 CENTS PER PIX PLAN UNTIL THEIR COMPUTER DOES ITS MONTHLY SWEEP AND KICKS THE PLAN OFF. i HAD TO KEEP CALLING EACH MONTH AND GIVE THE OPERATOR THE SAME OLL BS THAT I SWITCH OUT SIM CARDS. I JUST GOT TIRED OF THE BS AND QUIT.

      JUST IN CASE YOU'RE WONDERING I'M NO NOOB. BEEN JAILBROKEN SINCE JULY 2007. THE HARD WAY, B4 ALL THESE PROGRAMS THAT DO IT FOR YOU IN 5 MINUTES.
    1. chancre_scolex's Avatar
      chancre_scolex -
      **** the 3G iphone.
    1. csingh's Avatar
      csingh -
      Quote Originally Posted by ecnovaec View Post
      just went to the apple online store and saw the white one. very sexy!!!! perfect timing, i've thrown mine around so much the vibrate button has broken
      lol same
    1. my2AWDgst's Avatar
      my2AWDgst -
      $199 that sucks
    1. thestrangestick's Avatar
      thestrangestick -
      Personally I can't see how the back is going to feel nice. Its like blackbook versus Pro, with the metal casing being of higher quality and less susceptible to scratches. Considering there is little difference between 1st G and 2nd G I do think 3G owners will be envious of the now, thanks to WWDC, even rarer 1st generation iPhone.
    1. MiSTRFiNGA's Avatar
      MiSTRFiNGA -
      Didnt Apple have a 2 year exclusive with AT&T? This being so, this is just a gimmick to pascify AT&T who probably blasted Apple for all the jailbroken phones that are on diffrent networks, thus the need to activate in store. PLUS if you have to activate in store, what are the apple people going to for you? They cant activate it there right? Unless they have to set it up for you like we had to on our 1st gens.

      I assume that no MMS etc because that is 3rd party software, and apple is banking on extra revenue from the app store. Sure $200 less, but if the apps are like (guesstimate) $5-$25, average person buys a few (MMS, Video,voice record) they get ALL that, and no share with AT&T. So this may be just Apple making AT&T happy with locking in exclusive customers to pay AT&T their monthly fee, and then Apple gets the app store throw back. Also not EVERYONE will have one, just those on AT&T. Some people hate AT&T or are in contract and thus cant get one. Just my opinion based on reading all 9 pages before. No one knows for sure till July 11th
    1. bunnywhi7e's Avatar
      bunnywhi7e -
      Won't get it. Will stick to my 1st gen. Waste of money if you ask me.
    1. Brainless83's Avatar
      Brainless83 -
      Lets talk facts people, of course the new iphone wont bring up the hype like the first one, of course it will be cheaper, and of course it will be less exclusive like the first one. I bought my iphone 2 months ago, i live in croatia, and i can assure you i never would have bought it if i could not jailbrake it and download my apps from installer.app ! Same thing with 3g iphone, lets wait a few months to see what will people make out of it, i mean, imagine 3rd party apps that use the 3g and gps capabilities for things a little bit greater than google maps. Peer 2 peer on 3g.... hm, could be very nice. The price aint really a big story, i mean, no matter if you are a geek or a manager earning a lot of cash, everybody can agree that the first gen iphone was overpriced. However people bought it. But for apple it was only a market opener, they could have make a 3g iphone back in those days, but why do it, lets save the ammo for the great battle Jobs said. Lets make the first one exciting, fancy, good looking, but for a lot of cash, lets use aluminum, and make a gadget that will be remembered and lets place it only on a few markets around the globe, later we will put the same hardware in the next gen iphone, with a little bit improvements, throw away that aluminum back, save a little bit cash here and there and lets place it all around the globe so everybody can have it. Its all about the benjamins baby!!!! However, i think that most of the stuff people talk about (video recording, mms, turn by turn gps) will come thru the appstore, and again apple will get the cash for it. Im preatty sure that apple got at least one man sitting in california that can write a video recorder app..... Hell yeah they got a few of these guys ;-)
    1. cypher7810's Avatar
      cypher7810 -
      Can you pre-order or pre buy one from ATT or Apple so you dont have to wait in line?
    1. suprmallet's Avatar
      suprmallet -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kruejl View Post
      I'm going to pass for now. Not really interested in only being able to get it through AT&T. I can live with the slower internet, been using it for this long so a few extra seconds per page load isn't going to kill me. I'm really quite happy with my iPhone and I don't see enough new stuff to jump, even with the subsidized price.
      I can't even get web pages to load with Edge. It always times out or gives me an error message. Hell, I can't even access any of my IM programs using Edge. Plus, let's face it, T-Mobile's coverage sucks. My workplace is three floors high, with a parking garage underneath. My service goes to less than one bar on the first floor (it shows a small bar on the left and no other bars) and a full on "No Service" message in the parking garage. I used to have Helio, which uses the Sprint network, and I got full bars in the parking garage and everywhere else at work. My boss uses AT&T (he has a locked iphone), and he gets full service anywhere in our building. Mind you, this is near LAX, so it's not like I'm on a farm in the middle of Nebraska where service is hard to come by. Same thing with my parents' house. They're right in the middle of West Los Angeles, but whenever I go to see them, I get either less than one bar or no service at all. For me, the better coverage is worth the extra price alone, not to mention that it has 3G on top of it.
    1. kadinh's Avatar
      kadinh -
      SON OF A.... i thought it said JUNE 11th until i watched the release "live". 1 month is a long time.