Speculation: New iPhone still $399 at the Apple Store

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Chiggs, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Chiggs macrumors member

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    This is pure speculation but I suspect that the new 8 Gig 3G iPhone will still cost $399 when purchased at the Apple Store. I believe that when a user activates it with AT&T they will get a $200 rebate/credit bringing their cost to the $199 as stated by Steve Jobs.

    This way, people purchasing an iPhone to unlock and use with other carriers will pay $399 and Apple gets the extra $200 they would have received from AT&T under the previous revenue sharing agreement.

    I believe that Apple has basically traded off the revenue sharing agreement with AT&T and allowed AT&T to basically offer a $200 rebate up front on the iPhone.

    Otherwise, Apple has traded $399 up front + $10 or so per month for $199 up front and nothing moving forward. I don't buy it...

    Most people will still get the phone for $199 - with all these new features, it makes less and less sense to me to have a Phone without the full data plan.
     
  2. zap2 macrumors 604

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    And that would be wrong...nothing we know points to that, and everything points away from that.
     
  3. Pantocrator macrumors member

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    No. Jobs said that it would not be allowed to be priced above 200 USD anywhere... I would assume that includes apple.com
     
  4. Shackler macrumors 6502a

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    amazing reply. simple. true. and funny.
     

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