The Official 3G Iphone Thread

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The Official iPhone 3G Thread

IPHONE 3G SOFTWARE UNLOCK (NEW)!!!!!!!

http://www.iclarified.com/entry/comments.php?enid=2538#commentsanchor

LINK TO PAGE NUMBER ON THREAD WHERE VODACOM RELEASED iPHONE 3G:

http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php?t=122203&page=55

VODACOM PRICING:

http://www.vodacom.co.za/iphone/deals.jsp

SPECS:

http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=1310

OFFICIAL AD:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meo2cOYn-68

STEVE JOBS'S ANNOUNCEMENT (VIDEO):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLOUa2HoYVw

OFFICIAL PICTURES:

http://www.engadget.com/photos/3g-iphone/

COMPARISON BETWEEN OLD iPHONE & iPHONE 3G:

http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=1331

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=1307

PRICE:

$199 for the 8GB 3G Iphone. WORLDWIDE (Unless Vodacom has anything to say about it)

FOR THOSE THINKING IT WILL REALLY COST $199...(HERE IS HOW AT&T IS SETTING THE TREND):

http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null/94465

http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=1332

iPHONE 3G Q&A:

http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/patterson/23070

VODACOM HAS THE iPHONE 3G ON THEIR WEBSITE:

http://www.vodacom.co.za/acme/acme_details.jsp

Ten Things Missing From the 3G iPhone:

http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=1515

iPhone 3G jailbroken and Unlocked:

http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=1546

New SingTel pricing plans for iPhone 3G:

http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=1696

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I sell iPhone 3G's - PM me or phone me on 0834685567 if interested.

Price: R5700 for 8GB Black
 
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adamr

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so that means Rendier you gonna have to sell your iPhones for R1000 to be competitive with the iPhone 3G ... :D
 

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If the 3G iPhone is going to be sold for $199 in South Africa, I will be buying 2... :D
 

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It looks the same as the normal one???
No video calling - not that it necessary but should be standard on a 3G phone.
 

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so that means Rendier you gonna have to sell your iPhones for R1000 to be competitive with the iPhone 3G ... :D

HE HE HE... all my iphones were sold out a month before they announced that the iphone is coming to South Africa.

Plus I highly doubt that vodacom will charge the $199 for the phone. If they do then I will be very glad for my fellow South African's because it is a great phone. BUT, I doubt they will let it go for so cheap.
 

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HE HE HE... all my iphones were sold out a month before they announced that the iphone is coming to South Africa.

Plus I highly doubt that vodacom will charge the $199 for the phone. If they do then I will be very glad for my fellow South African's because it is a great phone. BUT, I doubt they will let it go for so cheap.

i kinda doubt $199 also ... supply and demand ... if they do come out at that price, they wont be supply and guys will charge premiums for the phone
 

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i kinda doubt $199 also ... supply and demand ... if they do come out at that price, they wont be supply and guys will charge premiums for the phone

I doubt supply would be a problem, SA's a relatively small market globally and not many people here can afford phones even at $199.
 

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i kinda doubt $199 also ... supply and demand ... if they do come out at that price, they wont be supply and guys will charge premiums for the phone

Agreed. Trust vodacom to make the most simplest of transactions a nightmare and charge you 100% mark up.
 

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Some people say that the $199 will be what you have to pay in, after signing a contract. So you get the phone on Weekender say and pay R2000. Does anybody know if this is the case?
 

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Some people say that the $199 will be what you have to pay in, after signing a contract. So you get the phone on Weekender say and pay R2000. Does anybody know if this is the case?

Yes, that is most definitely the case.
 

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Even if it is the case, it'll blow most other phones right out of the water. Not necessarily saying that the iPhone is better, feature-wise, than the other phones, but at a price like that (and considering that everyone always seems to "ooh" and "aah" over the iPhones), it's definitely going to become VERY popular.

Take, as an example, the SE W960i. 6 months down the line, and VC still want R2500 pay in on a Weekender. That's just ridiculous. Now if only MTN would cut a deal to get the phone...
 

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The reason I'm confused is Jobs said they'd be decreasing the price of the phone from $399 currently to $199. You don't currently pay in $399 on top of the cost of the contract, it's the actual cost of the phone, which makes me think that $199 would also be the actual cost of the phone.

However, R2000 for such a kickass phone sounds almost too good to be true. If it actually goes for that price I can't see many people not getting one. And if Vodacom is the only supplier I'm sticking with them for ever and ever.
 

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Now if only MTN would cut a deal to get the phone...

MTN Wont be able to Cut a deal.

I'm sure when Vodacom made the deal with apple something to the likes of "Can we be guaranteed exclusivity on the iPhone?" was asked and agreed on.

Apple make clever deals on their "must have" iPhone, as they have one hot product...so does vodacom.
 

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I heard from a friend of mine at Vodacom that Vodacom is going to launch special iPhone contracts. The contracts will include data, free minutes (weekend/anytime depending on the contract) and bundled sms's. The iPhone will cost $199 +- on these special iPhone contracts.

As far as I can tell, it won't be unlimited data.

It's going to be similar to the blackberry contracts you can get.
 

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I think we can all assume a few things:

1) It will only be available on vodacom.
2) It will only be available on Contract.
3) It won't be cheap. be realistic...
 
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