How much was the 1st Gen iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Prissy, May 10, 2009.

  1. Prissy macrumors 6502

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    How much was the 1st Gen iPhone with contract when it first came out? do u guys think the next iPhone (8gb) will cost more than $199 wit contract?
     
  2. Whorehay macrumors 6502a

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    the original iphone wasn't subsidized by at&t. it was something ridiculous like 499 for 4gb and 599 for 8gb.
     
  3. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    June 2007: $499/4GB, $599/8GB

    There will be no 8GB iPhone with this next release. (95% correct on this)
     
  4. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    I don't think the next iPhone will cost more than $199 w/ a two-year contract.
    (Unless you get an iPhone with more storage space, of course.)

    The iPhone will never again cost $499, like it did when it first came out. The reason why it originally cost so much is because it didn't come with a contract had a lower cost data rate. After the current version was released, AT&T subsidized the cost of the phone, meaning that the initial price was reduced but required a two-year contract in return.
     
  5. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Uh...it still required a contract. All postpaid cell phones typically require a contract for at least 1-year, if not the 2-year standard. The only difference is that it wasn't subsidized, allowing at&t to offer lower data rates because they didn't need to recoup lost money they were paying back to Apple in order to subsidize the phone.
     
  6. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    My original 8 GB iPhone cost $599, and it still required a two year contract with AT&T at activation. Soon after, when the price dropped by $200, buyers at that price received a $100 credit for purchases from Apple.
     
  7. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    The original was $599 for the 8GB model, unsubsidized by AT&T but you still needed to sign a 2yr contract. About 2-3mo later the price dropped and Apple gave everyone $100 credits at the Apple Store to compensate us. After that the 8GB was $399 I believe.
     

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