I don't think they can lock it into a carrier. The iPhone needed to be locked because of phone portion of it. That is why they made the Touch, to be the unlocked device.The more important question is whether we'll be locked into a 3G carrier contract. I'd rather pay more upfront than get an artificially subsidised "low" price...
Exactly. If it had a 1TB SSD, free 3G connection for life w/unlimited access, hovered over your lap while you type on it, etc. and was $1000 then I wouldn't mind spending that much. However, if it was identical to the iPod Touch, except had a bigger screen (same capacity, features, etc.) and was $1000 I'd be hesitant.How can anyone say until we know exactly what it's going to do?
Absolutely, now that i heard the news that it won't be priced "anywhere near" the $1,000 mark i'm kinda scared a carrier will bite you and sell it for 400US$ and 2 years of a 60$ contract... I'm almost praying they only sell it without a carrierThe more important question is whether we'll be locked into a 3G carrier contract. I'd rather pay more upfront than get an artificially subsidised "low" price...
If it is REQUIRED and I can't use my current iPhone data plan (yes AT&T -- can you say, finally tethered) I won't get one. If it is WiFi, I will get if it does what I want.I probably won't even get one. I think it will be subsidized and you will have pay a monthly service fee to get 3G connectivity.
Haha. But seriously, how are we to know what we would pay for it if we do not know what it does or even what it is? Apple has sold millions of people their product before they even know what it is. Genius Apple. Genius.I probably won't pay over $2,500. I do hope the price comes in around $1,500 though, because that would make it more special.
I completly agree. Apple has simply come out with so many awesome items, that I honestly believe that if Jobs said that the tablet costs 1500 bucks and he won't show an image of it, or even mention the specs untill the day it comes out, I am sure that at least 10s of thousands of people will buy one the second it comes out (me included), completly sight unseen. It really shows how well Apple has built and developed it's previous products, all of which are amazing, and I don't even consider myself a mac fanboy, I just love well built and developed products, and recently, Apple always delivers.Haha. But seriously, how are we to know what we would pay for it if we do not know what it does or even what it is? Apple has sold millions of people their product before they even know what it is. Genius Apple. Genius.
HAVING SAID THAT (please someone get the Curb reference), I'd probably pay as much as I can convince my fiance to let me spend.
I assume that the functionality of the rumored device will trump any eBook or Netbook offered at $200-$400 less (depending on the established price).$600. I can't imagine it really competing against eBooks or netbooks or anything else at a price point higher than that.