Unsubsidized iPhone 4G available on launch day?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vijay007, May 24, 2010.

  1. vijay007 macrumors regular

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    I am not eligible for the new iPhone upgrade until Feb next year and may end up buying unsubsidized.

    Does anyone know if the new iPhone can be bought unsubsidized on launch day? When was the iPhone 3GS available to be bought unsubsidized and was it $599/$699 or $699/$799?
     
  2. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

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  3. aluren macrumors 65816

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    I vaguely recall that Apple didn't allow you to buy iPhones at unsubsidized prices during the first couple weeks that it was released. I don't remember how long that was before Apple lifted it.
     
  4. chelsea.tone macrumors regular

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    I bought my 3GS unsubsidized on day of launch here in UK :)
     
  5. angevil macrumors regular

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    That would be nice. Anyway, it drives me mad how some countries in Europe get it a usually a month or a few months later. So unfair.
     
  6. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    I bought my iPhone 3G unlocked in Europe and I will be replacing it with the unlocked version of iPhone HD (or whatever they'll call it). I am also hoping that it is available whenever the new iPhone is announced.
     
  7. Sketchr macrumors 6502a

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    Cancelling the original contract and buying into a new one is the cheaper option. Unless of course your whole motive was to get out of a contract altogether.
     
  8. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    Years ago, it always bothered me that European countries got sweet cellphones 3-6 months before they were ever offered in the U.S (if it all).

    I guess the tables have turned for the better :p
     
  9. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    3GS is $599/699
    3G is $499
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I doubt it in the US.
    They probably want to get most people to renew their contract first. Then when sales slow down month later offer it with no contract full price.
     

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