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    iPhone 3G - July 11th!





    Apple today unveiled its highly anticipated iPhone 3G. The device "climbs the next mountain" of requiring fast mobile data as well as reducing the price. The connection is the most important feature and downloads websites 2.8 times faster than an iPhone on EDGE; it's also faster versus rival 3G-capable devices like the Nokia N95, according to Apple. E-mail also transfers more quickly and approaches Wi-Fi speeds, the company says.

    Despite the higher-power Internet connection, the device can last for 5 hours of 3G talk time and 10 hours of 2G -- up from 8 hours on 2G. Browsing is the same at between 5-6 hours, while video and audio playback have been upgraded to 7 and 24 hours respectively.

    GPS is also built into the device and can combine with cell tower triangulation and Wi-Fi to help locate an iPhone. The feature allows real-time positioning in Google Maps.

    The device is even thinner at the edges and has a full plastic back for improve reception, but with solid metal buttons; the headphone jack is flush to allow any device. Audio quality is also improved, the company says.

    iPhone 2.0 software is preloaded on the device and includes access to the App Store, parental controls, and native support for iWork and Office files. The iPhone 3G integrates directly with Apple's new Mobile Me service to share calendars, contacts, photos, and iDisk information in real-time between computers, iPhones, and iPod touch devices.

    The device will be available in 70 countries and will sell for $199 for an 8GB model -- $200 less than the original. There will also be a 16GB model for $299. Versions will be available in black and white. The phone is available through the online Apple Store and will ship to 22 countries on July 11th, with more following afterwards.

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    It comes in Black and White. Click the link for a 360 view of the phone.

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/gallery/360/
    http://www.apple.com/iphone/gallery/...dex_white.html
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    I like it, but have verizon, and like the service a lot. Is ATT wireless going to bogart the iphone forever?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kratos View Post
    I like it, but have verizon, and like the service a lot. Is ATT wireless going to bogart the iphone forever?
    ATT has a 5 year exclusive contract. 4 more years to go.
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    So basically they own it past the point where anyone will want one already. Haha, I knew you would know the answer to that Carlos.

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    I have Verizon as well, is there any way I can get this phone? I've heard some stuff about unlocking phones but I have no clue how that works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefkake31 View Post
    I have Verizon as well, is there any way I can get this phone? I've heard some stuff about unlocking phones but I have no clue how that works.
    The iPhone is a GSM phone. An unlocked version will work on ATT&T or T-Mobile but not Verizon. Verizon does not use GSM.
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    This is as close as you're going to get on Verizon. The BlackBerry Thunder.



    http://blackberrythunderstorm.com/
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    I about shit when Steve Jobs mentiones the price drop. I am definately getting a 16GB iPhone come July 11th.

    I don't even have AT&T yet...

    $199 8GB
    $299 16GB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos_E View Post
    This is as close as you're going to get on Verizon. The BlackBerry Thunder.



    http://blackberrythunderstorm.com/
    Wow that looks sweet, I'll be keeping an eye out.

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    Thank god I dropped & broke my phone a few days ago. There better not be people camping out outside the store for this thing

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    I have the original iPhone and hope that the new update will alow me to do some of the new bells and whistles.

    Carlos you seem to have the heads up on this a little better then everyone so do you think Apple/AT&T will do some sort of deal to trade in the original to upgrade to the new one?

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    Princing plan from AT&T:

    With a two-year contract, the price of an 8GB iPhone 3G will be $199; the 16GB model will be priced at $299.

    Unlimited iPhone 3G data plans for consumers will be available for $30 a month, in addition to voice plans starting at $39.99 a month.

    Unlimited 3G data plans for business users will be available for $45 a month, in addition to a voice plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muriloninja View Post
    I about shit when Steve Jobs mentiones the price drop. I am definately getting a 16GB iPhone come July 11th.

    I don't even have AT&T yet...

    $199 8GB
    $299 16GB

    Princing plan from AT&T:

    With a two-year contract, the price of an 8GB iPhone 3G will be $199; the 16GB model will be priced at $299.

    Unlimited iPhone 3G data plans for consumers will be available for $30 a month, in addition to voice plans starting at $39.99 a month.

    Unlimited 3G data plans for business users will be available for $45 a month, in addition to a voice plan.

    An AT&T representative who claims that if existing iPhone owners buy an iPhone 3G, the new 2 year contract replaces the current contract rather than extending it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Lifts-a-lot View Post
    I have the original iPhone and hope that the new update will alow me to do some of the new bells and whistles.
    There are a lot of new features. They're listed here:
    http://www.apple.com/iphone/
    http://www.apple.com/iphone/softwareupdate/

    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Lifts-a-lot View Post
    Carlos you seem to have the heads up on this a little better then everyone so do you think Apple/AT&T will do some sort of deal to trade in the original to upgrade to the new one?
    ATT might but I doubt Apple will. Everyone I know sold theirs before this weekend because they knew it was coming. I plan to give my current one to my brother. If you sell it to someone who doesn't know about the new one for for $250-$300.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coop77 View Post
    Thank god I dropped & broke my phone a few days ago. There better not be people camping out outside the store for this thing
    I am not down for waiting line to buy something.

    I want to give them money and they make you wait in line forget that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos_E View Post
    Princing plan from AT&T:

    With a two-year contract, the price of an 8GB iPhone 3G will be $199; the 16GB model will be priced at $299.

    Unlimited iPhone 3G data plans for consumers will be available for $30 a month, in addition to voice plans starting at $39.99 a month.

    Unlimited 3G data plans for business users will be available for $45 a month, in addition to a voice plan.

    An AT&T representative who claims that if existing iPhone owners buy an iPhone 3G, the new 2 year contract replaces the current contract rather than extending it.
    What if you have AT&T, but you don't have an iphone? Does it just extend your contract 2 years?

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    damn...sucks its wont be available for Verizon for a longgg time

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottythebody View Post
    What if you have AT&T, but you don't have an iphone? Does it just extend your contract 2 years?
    I would assume so. Call ATT and ask. I only saw info about upgrading from an iPhone to the iPhone 3G.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SVTmuscle View Post
    damn...sucks its wont be available for Verizon for a longgg time
    They said September for the Blackberry Thunder.

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    They can be easily unlocked, well atleast the current ones. Bought my mum an iphone when they came out. It's nice, my mum found it easier to use than her razor. Apple they are really good in marketing. I think stock;s in apple is worth for long term investing.

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    Im getting the 16gb. The heck with verizon.

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    Check out this slick commercial.

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/gallery/...way/large.html

    That's how I want mine delivered to me.
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    that is fvckin sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefkake31 View Post
    They said September for the Blackberry Thunder.
    That's good. I got the Moto Q9M now, it sucks balls. Me and GSXXR are going to have a sacrifice of our phones soon

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    For UK members. O2 is offering a free iPhone 3G with certain plans.

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    jesus Carlos is the iMan for the Apple

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    Sucks for people who bought the original at like $700.

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    I can't wait to get one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefkake31 View Post
    They said September for the Blackberry Thunder.
    verizon uses a technology called cdma, iphone (tmobile, at&t) use a tecnology called gsm they are not inter compatible meaning unless apple designs a cdma version with completely different hardware it will never work with verizon

    sorry bro

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    July 11th is next week. Who's getting one.


    Me!
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    Im going to get one.

    Carlos-do you think its worth getting ipod touch if I get this phone? As i need a new mp3 player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goose4 View Post
    Im going to get one.

    Carlos-do you think its worth getting ipod touch if I get this phone? As i need a new mp3 player.
    I have a traditional iPod that I use for the gym. I only use my iPhone for music when I'm going out for the night during the commute. I think it's too risky to use an iPhone or Touch at the gym. Seems to delicate to me. For my needs I wouldn't use a Touch as a main player.
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    Im thinking of going with the 45 a month plan with O2 to get me the free 8Gb version....

    What are the browsing speeds like when using the moblie internet connection?
    I only tried in a shop when the first iPhone came out, but i think that was using a WiFi gateway.

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    i dont like the toutch or the iphone for an mp3 player because you have to unlock it to skip songs old school ipod still rules. and i hate the 3g because my iphone is now old.

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    I am still debating getting one, I already owna 16GB iTouch
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    Quote Originally Posted by muriloninja View Post
    I am still debating getting one, I already owna 16GB iTouch
    Thats what I read on the reviews with itouch,if you have the phone no point in getting it,so the opposite too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilson9d View Post
    i dont like the toutch or the iphone for an mp3 player because you have to unlock it to skip songs old school ipod still rules. and i hate the 3g because my iphone is now old.
    3G browsing should be just about the same as WiFi or slightly slower. The best part is you can get the 3G speed while mobile and not have to be at a WiFi hotspot. I can use my iPhone to browse porn on the go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos_E View Post
    3G browsing should be just about the same as WiFi or slightly slower. The best part is you can get the 3G speed while mobile and not have to be at a WiFi hotspot. I can use my iPhone to browse porn on the go.
    how long do you think before unlocked iphone 3g's show up on ebay? I just want it for the gps, music and better reception. I would think i'td be faster this time around

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR_T View Post
    how long do you think before unlocked iphone 3g's show up on ebay? I just want it for the gps, music and better reception. I would think i'td be faster this time around
    I'd give it at least a month. It took about 6-8 weeks to unlock the first one.
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