Apple forecasted to sell a half-million iPhones 3G S's this weekend

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  • Reply 41 of 90
    brucepbrucep Posts: 2,823member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Multimedia View Post


    The 3G iPhones are mostly 8GB $99 models except what few 16GB units are still in the pipeline. It's really foolish to buy less than the 32GB 3GS for only $299. Video recording will eat RAM at the rate of 2GB/hr. Photos also eat RAM for breakfast. Folks with less than 30 (net) GB iPhones will live to regret not spending the extra $100-$200 for the fattest iPhone they could have gotten. That means more 3GS sales than analysts are predicting and persistent shortages in the beginning months.



    If current owners of iPhones don't realize the cost of advancing to the 32GB iPhone is almost nothing. Resale value of used out-of-contract 16 GB 3G iPhones is $400. wost case scenario cost to get 32GB 3GS is $299 + $120 early termination fee for those who bought last July and got minimum plan @ about $78 in USA. So the move will cost $20 at most.



    THE 99 dollar 3g addresses the crowd who don't need or have use for many of the new 3gs capabiltie's. ADD that to a cheap data plan and its a very large market that has now opened for apple.



    The 3g phone is still in production and probaly will be sold in china and india . All of this bodes well for apple and the apple market place .



    PS of note to all those who don't yet qualify for the upgrade and are pissed about the 200 dollar charge. Well its only 34 cents a day extra for the 32g 3gs phone. Go sell your 3g phone on ebay/craigs list and fork over the extra $200 <32cts a day over life of the contract> fee to get a fantastic phone RIGHT now !!!! REAd today's NYT review, It is very accurate and may suck you right in.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/18/te...ref=technology









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  • Reply 42 of 90
    brucepbrucep Posts: 2,823member
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    Originally Posted by MacTripper View Post


    I might get one, after reviews/bugs etc.



    Just got to get it by my accountant wife.



    If anyone reading this can post their average monthly bill (minus purchases) I would appreciate it.





    thanks



    read this my friend



    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/18/te...ref=technology







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  • Reply 43 of 90
    charlitunacharlituna Posts: 7,215member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Multimedia View Post


    The 3G iPhones are mostly 8GB $99 models except what few 16GB units are still in the pipeline. It's really foolish to buy less than the 32GB 3GS for only $299.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by brucep View Post


    THE 99 dollar 3g addresses the crowd who don't need or have use for many of the new 3gs capabiltie's. ADD that to a cheap data plan and its a very large market that has now opened for apple.



    yeps. I have a niece that is turning 13 and is begging for an iphone like mom and dad have. no way would they buy her a $299 phone. but they will buy her the $99 one and she can save up her babysitting money to upgrade next year or whenever at her cost.



    and yes they have the unlimited family texting plan. LOL
  • Reply 44 of 90
    brucepbrucep Posts: 2,823member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by patroll View Post


    Your poor grasp of logic is truly astounding and consistent in all your posts.



    You constantly complain about a problem that you don't have because you are convinced that you would have it if you owned an iPhoneQuote:

    Originally Posted by patroll

    Just to point out that to be affected by this, one has to own and use an iPhone first.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by teckstud

    Not true- if you can both READ and comprehend. Take off your fanboi blinders.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by patroll

    The person to whom you are responding, by his own admission, doesn't own or use an iPhone.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by teckstud

    Because of the reviews- why would I want inferior calls in NYC where I require a great connection ??

    Your poor grasp of logic is truly astounding and consistent in all your posts.



    You constantly complain about a problem that you don't have because you are convinced that you would have it if you owned an iPhone..



    Ouch

    DUDE you just put techdpud in his place, like no one ever has . Only a troll would ever post here again after that .



    i bow to you .
  • Reply 45 of 90
    chronsterchronster Posts: 1,894member
    How about someone who owned an iphone but returned it? Do they have a say in the matter?



    As it turns out, I pay about 20 dollars less per month for the same thing I initially tried with AT&T (450 anytime, unlimited text / data) and that's with insurance on my phone (albeit the insurance only gives u a refurb some of the time, but it's better than dishing out another 300 bucks or so.)



    At the time, the iphone didn't have what I wanted. It was great, bought a few apps, but for the most part, I was dissatisfied. I ended up going to Sprint within my 30 days, and at the time, all they had was an Instinct which was comparable. Like a moron, I decided to get it. And like a complete retard, I actually listened when they said updates would fix it's problems. It didn't, and I stayed past my 30 days. In the long run, I sold it on ebay for about $75 more than I spent on it, and got a Touch Pro for half of what new users get it for and I've been very happy ever since.



    Now that the 3.0 software is out, and the 3G S is out, had this happened last year, I wouldn't have left.



    I love my Touch Pro, and all the features I wanted but were lacking in the iPhone have been present in this phone for a while now. It's been great owning this phone, but the 3GS with the 3.0 software is really what I wanted (and more) to begin with.





    And a word about AT&T's coverage: Where I live, Sprint is much better, and has way faster 3G download speeds. Add to the fact that I can tether my phone for free and do video recording and mms, and the switch at the time was far more than worth it.
  • Reply 46 of 90
    bigmc6000bigmc6000 Posts: 767member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by studiomusic View Post


    This is for June. iPhone 3Gs has 11 days, iPhone 3g has 30. If you look at the next quarter, he's predicted much more 3Gs sales.



    I just still don't see that many 3G sales when Apple announced the new iPhone on the 8th if you were going to buy a new one you'd (at least in the case of all the people I know that are getting iPhones) wait the extra week and get the 3Gs - I just don't see Apple hitting the 2.5M mark with the 3G unless Gs sales for June are going to be closer to 1M. But I guess only time will tell - btw - does Apple even release month by month numbers? I thought they only did quarters...
  • Reply 47 of 90
    teckstudteckstud Posts: 6,476member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Quadra 610 View Post


    When a company's products are so far ahead of what's out there currently, and are so well designed, critics have to reach further and further - often well into the realm of the ridiculous, in order to find something to use, no matter how silly or obscure.



    A phone not getting clear constistent calls is ridiiculous and silly ?

    You're ridiculous!

    Obscure indeed.
  • Reply 48 of 90
    macaloymacaloy Posts: 104member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by teckstud View Post


    Not true- if you can both READ and comprehend and know others who own it and have problems



    So you have never actually owned one?
  • Reply 49 of 90
    teckstudteckstud Posts: 6,476member
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  • Reply 50 of 90
    teckstudteckstud Posts: 6,476member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MacAloy View Post


    So you have never actually owned one?



    Can you read? Do I need to spoon feed you?

    Seriously I own a Touch - same thing- no bad AT&T calls.
  • Reply 51 of 90
    teckstudteckstud Posts: 6,476member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by patroll View Post


    Your poor grasp of logic is truly astounding and consistent in all your posts.



    You constantly complain about a problem that you don't have because you are convinced that you would have it if you owned an iPhone.



    No complaining- just the telling the facts.
  • Reply 52 of 90
    macaloymacaloy Posts: 104member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by teckstud View Post


    Can you read? Do I need to spoon feed you?



    Yes, spoon feed me.
  • Reply 53 of 90
    teckstudteckstud Posts: 6,476member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MacAloy View Post


    Yes, spoon feed me.



    I own a Touch (love it)- same thing- no bad AT&T calls.
  • Reply 54 of 90
    abster2coreabster2core Posts: 2,501member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by pmz View Post


    How many times has this been addressed? DOESN'T affect all users.



    I've never had a problem with AT&T service in 2 whole years.



    Neither has Teckstud. He doesn't own an iPhone. Never has. And based on his comment yesterday, never will.



    Obviously, there is a God.
  • Reply 55 of 90
    jdavyjdavy Posts: 66member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ace350 View Post


    I will be a new iPhone owner, long time AT&T user on Friday. Does anyone have the data as to how many new iPhone owner there are and how many returning owners there are of the 3G and the original iPhone?



    I can not tell you the numbers but I got the first iPhone opening weekend. Waited at AT&T for the 3G from 1:00AM for the store to open to get that model and will be in line early tomorrow morning at my local Apple store for the 3GS. I love my iPhone so much I will likely switch carriers to keep using one if I need to switch carriers in the future. There is no better phone period.
  • Reply 56 of 90
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Abster2core View Post


    Neither has Teckstud. He doesn't own an iPhone. Never has. And based on his comment yesterday, never will.



    Obviously, there is a God.



    Don?t underestimate his hypocrisy and ability to change his stance on a dime (while denying he ever had that stance despite written proof, even within the same thread). He was rabid about how crappy the G2 Shuffle sounded, but when the G3 Shuffle appeared, with better sound he went out and bought the G2 Shuffle and now touts it as the best Shuffle. He also has recently claimed that he?s going to get a MB despite claiming how much glossy displays suck
  • Reply 57 of 90
    grahamwgrahamw Posts: 575member
    Gentlemen,



    Stop the personal attacks now. If you don't you will find yourself removed from the option of participating in this discussion for a period of time. Have some respect or find something else to do.



    This is not a suggestion.
  • Reply 58 of 90
    teckstudteckstud Posts: 6,476member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Abster2core View Post


    Neither has Teckstud. He doesn't own an iPhone. Never has. And based on his comment yesterday, never will.



    Obviously, there is a God.



    Not true- if there is a god, AT&T fixes their Network and then I am in. I'm not the only one.
  • Reply 59 of 90
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 31,015member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bigmc6000 View Post


    Hyper? I didn't use caps or anything. I'm just calling a spade a spade since nobody else was calling out the pink elephant in the room...



    I guess I'm going to have to be "one of those people" who points this out...



    The phrase is actually, "... the elephant in the room...". Changing it to a "pink" elephant does not enhance the original saying.



    Thank you.
  • Reply 60 of 90
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 31,015member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Abster2core View Post


    Neither has Teckstud. He doesn't own an iPhone. Never has. And based on his comment yesterday, never will.



    Obviously, there is a God.



    If there was a god it would have struck him with lightning by now.
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