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on June 9 at
I just got an iPhone. And now it’s obsolete. Or something.
Correct answer is "or something"--you've got a 2G network iPhone, which is probably fine for you. New apps are coming in addition to software updates in July. So don't bitch.
And if you got it within the last month, you deserve any remorse you feel. This has been known for a while.
USA Today heard a leak that Apple's going to ease up on AT&T, which wants to offer subsidies to attract more new customers. Meaning the entry price may drop to $199. Ha ha!
Told you so.
I've got a 1st gen iPhone, and I'm not going to be in a huge hurry to replace it (although I'm sure I will eventually). I mostly use it for voice and text messaging. I use a fair amount of the other stuff that's more affected by a faster connection, but not often or heavily. I'm excited about third-party apps (which will run on both old and new anyway)- maybe one of those will change my mind but in the meantime I just use it as a really good phone. ^-^
I'm sure that Apples appreciates you clearing out their old stock.
But seriously, how the hell did you not know that the new one was going to be announced in June?
you were warned
I can't believe they still haven't fixed MMS or added video capability.
The advantage of the 3G iPhone is that it drains your non-standard batteries even faster than the 2G iPhone, while still getting less broadband than almost any phone in Japan or South Korea does ...
Actually, they're citing substantially longer battery life for the 3G iPhone.
As for Japanese and Korean phones, that might be a criticism of the U.S. wireless industry as a whole, but hardly a ding against the iPhone (unless moving to Japan or Korea for the sake of better wireless service seems like a reasonable option).
Dan - don't you know any mac geeks? And where did you find an iPhone anyway - they were supposedly sold out for the last month - which was considered another strong signal that they'd be updated soon.
Many of the new features announced today are the result of a software update and will be available to older iPhones and iPod Touch devices.
Never get the 1st Gen of anything. Unless you are a tech-head and need to have the newest and greatest. I'll wait another few years for an iPhone. Once my iPod craps out.
That's OK, Dan. You can't use it in first class anyway.
And now you're stuck on ATT! With your travel?
"Update: Just bought an iPhone? Listen up: "Customers who purchased a 2.5G iPhone on or after May 27 and want to swap it out for a new iPhone will be able to do so without incurring an additional handset charge for the new device. They will of course need to turn in their 2.5G iPhone." And for the rest of you, AT&T says there's no way to buy it without agreeing to a contract. So sorry."
Original Monique wins @12. And @15.
It's like buying an HDTV set in 2009 when they're easily available and a heck of a lot cheaper (hint: get a 1080p set, no bigger than 42 inches).
@3 - slashdot already revealed entry price for 3G iPhone will be $199 earlier today, so it's a set point.
ha! someone doesn't follow the tech and design blogs. they've only been writing about this for the past couple months now.
He probably does know some Mac geeks, but they were so busy talking about how superior their platform is and how brilliant they are for using it that they didn't hear when he said he was going to buy an iPhone.
Dan, I can't believe you purchased an uncool version of a popular electronic device. Obviously you do not spend your waking hours looking through the media devoted to discussing these devices. What ARE you good for, anyway?
Christ, you're probably wearing ugly shoes, too.
"Customers who purchased a 2.5G iPhone on or after May 27 and want to swap it out for a new iPhone will be able to do so without incurring an additional handset charge for the new device. (There will be a 10 percent re-stocking fee.) They will of course need to turn in their 2.5G iPhone."
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