Apple now gives all Gizmo geeks a reason to celebrate by slashing the prices to half for its entry-level iPhones. This means that now you could get an iPhone 3G for just $99! Facing competition from Palm Pre, hopefully this would help broaden iPhone’s appeal to the masses.
It is being speculated that the sales would double up for iPhone due to the reduced prices in the US.
- 8 GB
- 2-megapixel camera
- Cut, Copy & Paste words and photos, even between applications, just with a tap. To undo an edit, just shake.
- MMS include photos, audio, locations, and contact info. Also, just tap to snap a picture inside Messages.
- Spotlight Search for all your contacts, email, calendars, and notes, as well as everything in your iPod.
- Landscape keyboard for more room to type
- Voice Memos to capture a memo, a meeting, or any audio recording on the go. Voice Memos works with the built-in iPhone mic or with the mic on your headset.
- Talk time up to 5 hours on 3G; up to 10 hours on 2G
- Standby time up to 300 hours
- Internet use up to 5 hours on 3G; up to 6 hours on Wi-Fi
- Audio playback up to 24 hours
- Video playback up to 7 hours
- Prices trimmed for several Mac notebooks
- Faster, high-end iPhones introduced with video and voice features
- Next gen iPhones (3GS) will hit the market on June 19 for $199 to $299
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The $99 8GB iPhone dilemma!
Please note that this price band is applicable only in the US for now through AT&T.
Why are iPhones exorbitantly priced in India?
Apple says that currently they want to keep exclusivity alive in the region and are not looking at a mass promotion of their iPhones in India. This means that that iPhone prices will continue to be high in India as compared to the US.
Airtel will continue to sell:
- 8 GB iphone model (Black) for Rs 31000
- 16 GB iphone model (White & Black) for Rs 36100
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Vodafone would continue to sell these 2 versions at appx.Rs.1,500-2500 cheaper than Airtel rates. Both versions will be available only on exclusive 2 year contract with Vodafone. Click here for more information.
This price does not include the data plan cost that a iPhone 3G user will have to pay to its network provider.
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