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Apple does the unthinkable with the iPhone

Do you hear that sound? It's the sound of thousands of iPhone customers crying their hearts out. In addition to the new iPods, ringtones for the iPhone and iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store, Apple has announced a price cut for the iPhone.

Apple has dropped the 4GB model from the iPhone lineup. Its sales have been lagging behind the more spacious 8GB model so Apple decided to remove the dead weight. In addition, Apple has cut the price of the 8GB iPhone by $200 – the device will now retail for $399.

This move by Apple even undercuts the pricing for refurbished iPhones that was announced in late August. Refurbished 4GB and 8GB iPhones were listed on the Apple Store for $399 and $499 respectively.

Apple is being quite aggressive with its iPhone and the $200 price cut leaves room for a 16GB model on the high end in the future. Considering that the iPhone-esque iPod touch comes in a 16GB model, the move is inevitable.

Update 9/5/2007:
Although Apple is discontinuing the 4GB iPhone, that isn't stopping the company from offering it for $299 at the Apple Store until the supply is exhausted.

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RE: the silence is actually...
By rushfan2006 on 9/5/2007 4:50:31 PM , Rating: 2
Not quite...

The price point for me to get an I phone would literally be somewhere around the $50 point w/ the service plan costing no more than $50 a month tops.

And actually even if those prices were true - I still wouldn't rush out to get one, it would still take me some time to consider.

Why? Because I just don't see it as a practical device I need in my life.

I use a phone to make phone calls. I have a computer for the Internet/Research, I have a HD TV at home to watch movies.

For the folks about to reply with - yeah but what about when you want to do that on the go.....that's just it...I don't.

In over 30 years on the planet not once have I felt the need to watch a music video , movie or whatever "on the go". Its nice when its available, but its not a big impact on me to do without either.

I'm certainly not going to throw hundreds of dollars plust insane monthly subscription rates for something I just think is "nice to have" but will hardly ever use.

RE: the silence is actually...
By Michael Hoffman on 9/5/2007 5:29:28 PM , Rating: 2
I wouldn't mind getting one if AT&T/Cingular now works well in my area...

I am surprised there are so many people who say they won't even consider getting an iPhone until it is ~$100 or less!

RE: the silence is actually...
By TomZ on 9/5/07, Rating: 0
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