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The much anticipated Apple iPhone is expected to launch June 11

According to CNET, Cingular has confirmed the release date for the new Apple iPhone.  The current unofficial launch date is June 11. 

After members of CNET called a customer service manager at Cingular, they were transferred to the sales department.  Once transferred, a representative gave them a date but had no information beyond that.

The expected launch date is the same day as Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco from June 11 to June 15.  It is no surprise that the iPhone's release date be the same date as the conference, with the original announcement of the phone occurring at the Macworld Expo.

There have been many rumors of the iPhones release being sometime in June, but there was never any information released on exactly when.  A previous release announcement had been made according to alleged documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission for June 15, but had later been proven to be a hoax.

There will be both 4GB and 8GB models for $499 and $599 USD and will be a Cingular Wireless exclusive.

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By computergeek485 on 3/30/2007 7:26:04 PM , Rating: 2
Wow that is incredibly expensive i hope that there will be some great deals through the provider to bring down the price

By Hyperlite on 3/30/2007 7:50:26 PM , Rating: 2
if i had to guess, $199 with contract. but 17 year old girls will still have their parents buying them for them out of contract =P. Sorry, who knows, it may turn out to be a great device.

By Enoch2001 on 3/31/2007 10:41:45 AM , Rating: 3
if i had to guess, $199 with contract.

Doubt it. Right now, getting a Treo 750 with a 2 year contract costs $399. I'm guessing the 2 year contracts will cost what Stevo stated during the iPhone's announcement.

By bagrit on 4/2/2007 2:47:21 PM , Rating: 2
I think I read before that it will be sold with models from $499(?) to $599 with a 2 year plan on Cingular. Not sure if this changed.

Don't want it, don't care
By AlexWade on 3/30/2007 10:27:42 PM , Rating: 1
My Cingular contract comes up for renewal in April. I am counting the days until I dump my Nokia. I hate it. Before my Nokia, I had a Motorola. I hated it too. The Moto I hate because it dropped calls, a common problem with GSM Moto's. I hate my Nokia because it does nothing well and is too big.

I'm going to get a Ericsson. Ericsson makes the best phones, hands-down. Unfortunately, they are GSM only. Unfortunately, the US isn't GSM only which means most people don't know how good Ericssons are. Anyway, I could wait until June 1 and buy this overprices behemoth. Or I could get a smaller, better, cheaper Ericsson that does the main thing people will the iPhone for, music. Sure, it won't play my purchased music, that is what my iPod is for!

Really, I want a small but not too small cell-phone with bluetooth that looks good and is easy to use. The rest isn't that important.

Before this turns into another Cingular bashing thread, just let me say that Cingular's customer service sucks, but their cell-phone service has been great for me. The best thing about Cingular is they don't nickel-and-dime you. I'm looking at you Sprint. And since they bought Apple's friendship, they don't overcharge for ringtones. I'm looking at your Verizon. Cingular has their faults, but I never had a dropped call problem except with my Motorola.

RE: Don't want it, don't care
By noirsoft on 3/31/2007 7:43:13 PM , Rating: 2
I've had PocketPC phones for a few years now, and Verizon has not earned one nickel for me using custom ringtones. It's hardly something unique to iPhone/Cingular. It's just that Microsoft/Apple trump Verizon/Cingular when it comes to control of what goes on the phone. I expect it's part of why most phones are so inexpensive, since the carriers know they can make it up on selling custom content.

RE: Don't want it, don't care
By akyp on 4/1/2007 10:36:18 PM , Rating: 3
Ericsson no longer makes cell phones. It's now Sony Ericsson and it's way more Sony than Ericsson.

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