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[Fortune.com] AT&T to Cut Price of Apple's new(er) iPhone

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AT&T (T) is planning to put some extra shine on the even sleeker new Apple (AAPL) iPhone.
When the 3G iPhone is introduced this summer, AT&T, the exclusive U.S. iPhone sales partner with Apple, will cut the price by as much as $200, according to a person familiar with the strategy.
AT&T is preparing to subsidize $200 of the cost of a new iPhone, bringing the price down to $199 for customers who sign two-year contracts, the source says. Apple is expected to have two versions of the new iPhone, an 8-gigabyte-memory and a 16-gigabyte-memory model with price tags widely expected to be $399 and $499.
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Finally the iPhone will be semi-affordable!
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Are they ever going to have the iPhone on other carriers? I'm not switching to AT&T. Apple would sell a lot more phones if they let other carriers have it.
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Like sprint...
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You have to make different phones for different carruers (at least different models) which may not be cost efefctive for apple. For instance, ATT uses a GSM network, Verison uses a CDMA network, and sprint/nextel use an IDEN network, all of which require different hardware in the handsets. Sure, you could sell an unlocked GSM phone, but the way the phones on different networks function facilitate new hardware. A 3G (GSM) network phone will not work on CDMA network.
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ha you guys are lucky you can get sprint or at&t service, where i live i cant get either, we have a choice of two carriers here, us cellular and verizon, but i agree that apple needs to make the iphone for different carriers, even if they have to redesign it a little bit.
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can't wait for this
i'm totally getting oneeee
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