backtop


Print 23 comment(s) - last by darkpaw.. on Jun 14 at 7:11 PM


Apple and AT&T continue to charge their returning customers more. This time iPhone 3G customers have to pay $599 for the 16 GB iPhone 3GS, while existing customers pay $400 less -- only $199.  (Source: Apple)
The scoop on when and where you can get the new iPhone 3GS and the higher fees for returning customers starts here

Expect Apple fans to be lining up in the not-so-distant future.  After all, an iPhone release is a huge event for the Apple community, and the release of the iPhone 3GS, announced at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, is set to be one of the biggest tech events of the year.

Apple and AT&T have filled in the public at last on when and where they can get their hands on the new smart phone, which adds video, a higher capacity, and more.  Units will ship June 19 and arrive in time for a launch that day at AT&T and Apple stores.  AT&T is taking preorders on the handset online and at its stores.

Customers not preordering that hope to get their hands on the phone may be disappointed. AT&T says that it will form two lines on launch day -- one of customers who preordered and a second of customers who didn't.  Those who did not preorder will only be able to buy the phone during normal store hours, while the preorder customers will be able to line up at 7 am.  Further, upon the store's official opening the two lines will be merged, with the preorder line going first and getting first priority over the new phones.

Apple Retail Stores are set to also open early at 8 am.  Preorder customers are allowed to attend the early opening to pick up their new phone.

Customers who are new to AT&T or current customers that have gone through at least 18 months on their current contract will be able to score an iPhone 3GS for $199 (16GB) and $299 (32GB). Current iPhone 3G customers who wish to upgrade to an iPhone 3G S, but haven’t yet reached the 18 month mark must pay $399/$499 or $599/$699 respectively for the 16GB and 32GB models based on how much time is left on their two-year contracts.

One alternative for existing AT&T customers is to cancel their contract ($175), wait three months, and then return to AT&T and get the new customer pricing.  A returning customer will save $225 with this scheme on either model, but will have to endure approximately a three month wait.  Obviously this is infuriating to existing customers, but some will take what they can get.



Comments     Threshold


This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

Watch out Nintendo!
By Pirks on 6/11/2009 2:19:51 PM , Rating: -1
id Software is porting Doom 3 to iPhone (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8KoU_z9MOM), yummy shit! Blizzard must be porting WoW by now too. Good stuff.




RE: Watch out Nintendo!
By Chaser on 6/11/2009 2:29:27 PM , Rating: 2
At least something from Apple can play decent games.


RE: Watch out Nintendo!
By Barfo on 6/11/2009 2:32:45 PM , Rating: 1
Link Fail!


RE: Watch out Nintendo!
By mikecel79 on 6/11/2009 3:50:46 PM , Rating: 1
As much as I can't stand Pirks for being the biggest Apple fanboi ever I think this is the link he was looking for.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu_moia-oVI


RE: Watch out Nintendo!
By 9nails on 6/11/2009 4:25:59 PM , Rating: 2
I hope that they offer some sort of analog stick dock for it. I've tried Quake on my Touch, and you have to rub your thumbs on the screen. No feedback or a sense of buttons make gaming a game in this perspective difficult. And your thumbs cut off part of your view.


RE: Watch out Nintendo!
By thequoth on 6/11/2009 7:34:40 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
I hope that they offer some sort of analog stick dock for it. I've tried Quake on my Touch, and you have to rub your thumbs on the screen. No feedback or a sense of buttons make gaming a game in this perspective difficult. And your thumbs cut off part of your view.


I haven't tried Quake but I do play Wolfenstein 3-d. No feedback sucks but hasn't bothered me.


RE: Watch out Nintendo!
By 9nails on 6/11/2009 4:31:48 PM , Rating: 2
LOL! You got me Mikecel79!

Here's a *real* link guys. It's just a trailer...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZKWw5epBFg


RE: Watch out Nintendo!
By Pirks on 6/11/09, Rating: 0
RE: Watch out Nintendo!
By inperfectdarkness on 6/12/2009 9:04:16 AM , Rating: 1
never mind the fact that i can have better controls & about 6-8 games for the raw cost of an i-phone; if i buy a DS.

never mind the fact that an i-phone plan costs me 50% more than i'm currently paying for TWO cell phones.

n-gage didn't succeed. iphone will--but it won't topple nintendo. there's a greater chance of getting the PSP 86'd by the iphone than the DS.


"It's okay. The scenarios aren't that clear. But it's good looking. [Steve Jobs] does good design, and [the iPad] is absolutely a good example of that." -- Bill Gates on the Apple iPad














botimage
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki