I'm confused. Is $649 (32 GB) the "full retail" price?

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  1. sofakng, Oct 5, 2011
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    sofakng macrumors regular

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    According to Apple, I am not eligible for an upgrade until December 2011. However, it shows me a price of $649 for the 64 GB iPhone 4S.

    Does this require a two-year commitment?

    If so, what the heck is the "full retail" price?

    $649 plus another two years seems awfully steep but maybe I'm not understanding something?

    EDIT: Ooops! I'm talking about $649 for *64GB* version.
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    thats full retail, its not showing the contract price becasue as you say your not eligible
     
  3. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    I am not eligible until 2/25/2011.

    I show 449 dollars. However, I am with AT&t. I don't know who you are with.
     
  4. Uln4321 macrumors regular

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    iPhone 4S : 16GB $649
    iPhone 4S : 32GB $749
    iPhone 4S : 64GB $849

    "full retail" means you can buy it before you are eligable for an upgrade. You will still be eligible for an upgrade in December 2011

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    At&t does some sort of discount thing. Us on Verizon get nothing :(
     
  5. sofakng thread starter macrumors regular

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    OK - So if I pay $649 then I do NOT have to renew my contract?

    I'm quoting $649.99 for the 64 GB model. (not the $449 16 GB model)

    Also, on AT&T's site it gives me the following messages:
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    That makes it sound like it's $649 (64 GB) plus a two year contract...
     
  6. Uln4321 macrumors regular

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    At&t does some sort of discount thing. Us on Verizon get nothing :(
     
  7. sofakng thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmmm... so then the $649.00 (64GB) does look like it requires an additional two years...
     
  8. gloss macrumors 601

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    Yeah, it's $649 with a 2 year commitment. You probably don't want to know the unsubsidized price.
     
  9. Uln4321 macrumors regular

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    Ah that makes sense I'm on Verizon. At&t is giving you $200 off the 16gb. And nope it won't renew your contract :D
     
  10. Pooshka macrumors 65816

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    Here's all you need to know:

    FULL UPGRADE PRICING:

    16GB: $199
    32GB: $299
    64GB: $399

    PARTIAL UPGRADE PRICING:

    16GB: $449
    32GB: $549
    64GB: $649

    FULL RETAIL PRICING:

    16GB: $649
    32GB: $749
    64GB: $849
     
  11. sofakng thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks!

    That doesn't seem like a big difference between partial upgrade and full retail.

    $200 less but then you need to wait 24 months to upgrade again, right? :(
     
  12. gloss macrumors 601

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    They typically allow you to pay upgrade prices after 18 months. I bought the iPhone 4 on release day, and I'm eligible for upgrade pricing on Feb 25th.
     
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    That's 20 months.

    I'm mad because my fiance and brother, with identical voice/data plans and all buying the phone on Day 1 are both eligible in mid-November. I'm not eligible until February 25.

    I don't mind AT&T wanting to recoup the cost of the subsidy. But I should get at least partial credit to upgrade. They should do their early upgrade pricing like they do the ETF. Some dollar amount (let's say $449 for the 16gb iPhone) minus $10 for each month of service, for example.
     
  15. sofakng thread starter macrumors regular

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    Interesting... so $649 - $357 (eBay instant sale) = $292 + tax = $330.

    If I want to stay with 32 GB it's only $230.

    That's not too terrible I guess?

    Still... $649 + two year contract stinks.
     
  16. dehory macrumors regular

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    By my calculations (based on these), even factoring in the cost of breaking my current contract ($185), going prepaid (light usage: 1.6 GB data per year) with a full retail iPhone would be about $300 cheaper than an individual contract after the first year, and about $1200 cheaper after the second year.

    If anything is risible, it's the cost of a two-year contract.
     
  17. GooGleit15 macrumors member

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    Just went on AT&T site and their saying I'm avilable for an early iPhone upgrad but only at a discounted price. 16gb white they gave me 345.00 with a new two year contract. Question: is this gonna be the same for me when I pre-order the 4s....
     
  18. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816

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    Link?
     
  19. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    You can find this on checking your eligibility or Google.
     
  20. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816

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    I did. it doesn't show full retail.
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    Pardon the formatting. it was buggered on safari/mac.
     
  21. Uln4321 macrumors regular

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    That because your eligible for a $200 discount from At&t
     
  22. dave006 macrumors 68020

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    No your early upgrade price on the iPhone 4S is going to be higher. They are giving you an additional discount on the current iPhone 4.

    Early upgrade price based in the information your provided for your iPhone 4S 16GB - $449. Same price as any other AT&T Early upgrade eligible customer.

    Full discount price of $199 + $250 = Early upgrade pricing :eek:

    Dave
     
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  24. eaglesteve macrumors 6502

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    Envy you US guys who have everything so cheap. We in Australia pay AUD999, about USD 960 using today's rate.
     
  25. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Just got off the phone with Apple and the FULL prices are:

    $649 for 16GB
    $749 for 32GB
    $849 for 64GB

    $849 for 64GB X .0975 = $82.78 + $499 = $581.78 OUT THE DOOR!!! (In California San Francisco Bay Area)

    You also use these $ amounts to multiply your TAX, then add that tax amount to your discounted $ amount and that's what your iPhone 4S will cost "out-the-door!" :cool:
     

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