In preparation of a new iPhone this summer, AT&T is taking the chance to slowly clear out its inventory of current iPhone 3Gs by allowing more customers to buy the phone at a subsidized price.
The new qualification for early upgrade pricing means customers not as far in as they should be in the contracts get the same price discounts that wouldn’t be available until they were farther in their contract. The subsidized pricing comes out to $199 and $299 for the 8GB and 16GB models respectively which is the original early upgrade price for the iPhone and the discount available to those upgrade from a 1st generation iPhone. The extended availability for this offer comes alongside Apple and AT&T allowing contract free iPhone sales starting this week. This offer is limited to current subscribers who can only buy one iPhone 3G using the offer.
Head over to your local Best Buy and you can get an iPhone for just $99. Well if a Reward Zone member anyway.. If you never signed up for the program (perhaps you have a fear of those little cards on your keychain) you’re out of luck. AT&T has offered the iPhone for $99 before but that was for a refurbished model. So if you’ve been waiting for a hundred dollar iPhone discount and you’re a Reward Zone and you live close enough to a Best buy to drive you’re all set. The usual two year commitment applies (of course).
The bigger question is what’s with the frenzy for $99? Analysts yat about it and every time an off shows up people go crazy. In the big scheme of things that hundy you keep in your pocket is no big deal. Let’s see: 24 months of service at 85 per month laying out over $2,000 for the lifetime of the contract. The hundred dollar saving is less than 5% over the lifetime of the contract. But one supposes that AT&T offering to knock $4.16 per month off your next 24 bills just isn’t as sexy as $99 iPHONE!!!
Thanksgiving is coming up rather quickly. Then there is one of the biggest days of the year - Black Friday. Thankfully there are going to be all sorts of great deals, but how about a great deal on Thanksgiving day from Proporta?
Proporta carries some wonderful iPhone accessories and they are offering a great 15% off of all Proporta branded hardware! Like many, I plan on doing most my shopping online, so I will definitely take advantage of this offer.
If you want to save %15 off of all Proporta branded hardware, just enter the promotional code TURKEY at the cart page to receive your discount.
Happy Turkey Day!
*Note: This promotion applies to orders placed to US and Canada only and is valid on Proporta branded hardware products ordered on 11/27/2008more...
Tech Crunch loves Earthscape when it cost 10 bones and now it is free. If it was great for $10 then it is fantastic for free. That means you should run not walk to your iPhone and download the app. And when you do, you’ll note (as I did) it says $4.99 in the App store. Well hit it anyway and $4.99 changes to free. Click free and, whoohoo, free earthscape! Here’s the App store link.
In compliance with French law, Orange allows consumers to unlock iPhones after the first 6 months of their contract have expired. To take advantage of those who want an Orange free iPhone, the carrier is allowing customers to unlock the handset early which 20% of buyers have opted for.
The price for a locked handset is 399 Euros for a 2 year contract while a contract free iPhone will cost 549 Euros. An unlocked handset will cost 649 Euros.
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO –November 5, 2007 - Helium Digital, a Canadian company specializing in trend forward accessories for digital devices, has announced the launch of their new HD-010 3.5mm Headphone Adapter with Microphone. The Helium Digital 3.5mm Headphone Adapter with built in microphone will allow all headphones that use a standard 3.5mm headphone jack to be used with devices such as the Apple iPhone®, or any other device with a recessed headphone port. In addition, the built in microphone will add phone call functionality to any regular set of stereo headphones.
The recessed headphone port on the iPhone® prevents many standard 3.5 mm headphone jacks from fitting the device properly. With the 3.5mm headphone adapter with microphone, you can be sure that your headphones will work with your device, regardless of the brand. The addition of a built in microphone ensures that you are available to take your calls, even while listening to music.
Unlike some other headphone adapters available for the iPhone®, the HD-010 will act as an extension cable, carrying both the stereo audio and microphone signals from your device. This allows your headphones to handle the… more...
The variety of iPhone accessories isn’t as numerous compared to the iPod, some very cool 3rd party add ons are lacking support the device. A maker of the popular PED stand for iPod has just updated their stand to support the iPhone and allow horizontal viewing.
The PED 3, successor to the PED 2 offers 360 degrees of rotation in a sleek, black coated, metal stand that comfortably grips your iPhone holding it either horizontally which makes it perfect for video playback or vertically.
Well, Apple’s “special” event in London, “Mum’s no longer the word” has revealed a long awaited but no crippled product: The iPhone. Unfortunately the price is a lot more than the US version, have limited (30 % Data coverage on EDGE and GPRS) coverage but will be on O2’s network.
Press Release Below
Apple(R) and O2 announced today
that O2, the leading wireless carrier in the UK, will be the exclusive UK
carrier for Apple’s revolutionary iPhone(TM) when it makes its debut in the UK
on November 9. iPhone combines three devices into one-a mobile phone, a
widescreen iPod(R), and the best mobile Internet device ever-all based on
Apple’s revolutionary multi-touch interface and pioneering software that
allows users to control iPhone with just a tap, flick or pinch of their
fingers. Apple sold its one millionth iPhone just 74 days after it went on
sale in the US on June 29.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with O2 to offer our revolutionary iPhone
to UK customers,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “US iPhone customer
satisfaction is off… more...
An interesting post comes our way from Engadget, a rumor circulating around states that Apple may be interested in the 700 MHz spectrum bid which starts in January of next year.
While this isn’t confirmed yet it is very interesting yet plausible for Apple. Currently Apple is tied to AT&T as the network for its iPhone, if Apple were to win the 700 MHz spectrum which is being fought for heavily by companies much bigger than Apple it would allow a wireless service to be set in place and deliver data faster than current cellular technologies could.
Sidestepping the carrier altogether in order to provide the service for the iPhone would be in Apple’s view, Steve Jobs had been vocal of his distaste for cellular companies.
But even with the speculation in that Apple could cash in through iTunes to build this network, making it work in the way a normal cell phone would without any problems and rolling out the network across the country would be a monumental task, possibly too much for Apple which brings up the question of why Apple would even bother with the spectrum even if it… more...
It’s not often that cars can be obtained easily (usually dealers want your first born but that’s another story…) yet in this case an unlocked iPhone netted George Hotz of iPhone hacking fame a brand new Nissan 350Z and 3 8GB iPhones.
If you remember, George had offered the unlocked iPwn on eBay but due to fraudulent bids (probably some from Princes in foreign countries) and hassles with bidders he was forced to resort to other measures.
Fortunately for him Terry Daidone, the founder of Certicell had offered a Nissan 350Z along side 3 8GB iPhones for the unlocked beauty. Even still George intends to unlock all 3 for the people that contributed greatly to his project.