How much was the 1st Gen iPhone?

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

  1. Prissy macrumors 6502

    May 7, 2009
    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


    Feb 17, 2008
    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


    Jun 9, 2007
    June 2007: $499/4GB, $599/8GB

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


    Mar 12, 2006
    Rural America
    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


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    #5 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

    Jul 20, 2007
    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


    Jun 20, 2007
    Cranford, NJ
    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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