Originally Posted by shamino
If the reason for this was to satisfy Europe, then why would the announcement come from AT&T?
I'm also very skeptical of any iPhone announcement that doesn't come from Apple. AT&T says "coming real soon" and Apple says "when we can get chipsets that fit our power requirements, hopefully by the end of next year". I think AT&T is announcing their own wishful thinking here.
AT&T is not Apple. Apples motivation in developing a 3G iPhone is a different one, than AT&T.
It's completely irrelevant who made this announcement.
Originally Posted by S10
3G is highly overrated. People buy 3G phones because they think it is so much better and then complain about the ridiculous costs and the terrible battery life of their phones...
That's exactly what Apple wants to change. Data-costs have been much higher over here before the very good (not perfect) iPhone tarifs in Germany.
I think, when Apple adds 3G capabilities, it will be part of their contract with the carriers to add 3G as a standard to the iPhone-tarifs at the same prices.
Apples iPhone-contract with the providers actually make data over the air payable.
I would love to see some figures on how many people who have a 3G phone actually use anything on the phone that require 3G..
That's what the iPhone is about
I don't use most of the data-features of my RAZR, because the software is a mess. The iPhone makes it easy to use online-features.
from what I hear from my Euro friends, once they had their 3G phones for 2 or 3 weeks, or whenever they received their first bill, their opinion on 3G changed drastically.
The iPhone already made data much cheaper!