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http://gizmodo.com/391960/iphone-3g-...date-confirmed


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We all suspected it, but now it is confirmed: someone very, very close to the 3G iPhone launch has told me that Apple will announce their new model at the WWDC Keynote on June 9th. The second-generation iPhone will be available worldwide right after the launch, and not at year's end, as previously thought. The new model will also herald new sales policies in some countries.

In Spain, for example, the 3G iPhone will be available for sale at the June 18th grand opening of Telefonica's megastore—an Apple Store-like shop located in the company's historical building in Madrid's Gran VÃ*a— with nationwide availability the next day or after a few hours. The other European countries with iPhone availability will have similar launch schedules.

According to another source involved in the launch, the 3G iPhone will no longer be available at a fixed price point—at least in some countries, and its launch will also bring new sales policies, although these have not been completely specified yet.

The move is a logical step, since the iPhone has clearly solidified its position as the cellphone to beat during the last 12 months, and companies in the cutthroat European cellphone market need to use it as an incentive to capture clients aggressively.

This most probably means the new 3G iPhone will be integrated in the usual marketing systems of carriers, with point-based trade-ups, discounts for carrier switchers and other service-based subvention packages.
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Coming everywhere, except anywhere near me if I have anything to say about it.
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Price?
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Price?
I haven't seen it confirmed or denied, but the rumor was AT&T is going to subsidize the costs to ~$200 with an agreement.
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Price?
Sources say its gonna cost $199 at AT&T

http://gizmodo.com/385429/atts-3g-ip...99-this-summer
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I would pay that... my SLVR is dying and I need a MP3 player...
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This is awesome !!!!

My regular iphone is awesome...

This thing will just make it that much better..

Plus girls love to play with it.... yeah yeah !!
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So the new iPhone 2.0 is just iPhone 1.0 with 3G?
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A year too late tbh. A phone so "advanced" should have had 3G (Which is out of date already thanks to HSDPA aka 3.5G) from the start.
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