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post #32 of 90
No guys. The iphone 4 does NOT cost over 1,000$ without a contract.


http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/08/i...lity-and-more/

the article is talking about some german garbage. Seriously, read before speaking. Don't just read the damn title.

For those who are not eligible for an early upgrade or who wish to buy iPhone as a gift, the prices are $499 (8GB), $599 (16GB), or $699 (32GB). from apple's website. 8GB refers to the 3GS.

These are prices for NA mind you, which like 1/2 the peanut gallery from the thread are from. I can't imagine it being $300-400+ more just because it's in Europe
Edited by OmegaNemesis28 - 6/10/10 at 10:50am
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Doh! Might be a difference in the market? T-mobile is the carrier in europe I believe, and those prices with contract would instead be AT&T?
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Doh! Might be a difference in the market? T-mobile is the carrier in europe I believe, and those prices with contract would instead be AT&T?
it's probably a europe thing yeah. In fact, it might just be that one store selling the iPhones without a contract.
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post #35 of 90
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The article mentions a couple other stores with similar prices. Lowest being 900 euro for the 16gb version. It isn't limited to that one store.

Crazy germans~
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Whats the point of paying that much more for no contract?
so you can get another contract with another carier?
or to use as a wifi device?
Some countries don't have carrier contracts, I ordered my friend an IPhone 3GS a few months ago, price was around $880 !!

The funny thing is that people still buy it...
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post #37 of 90
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I didn't say otherwise. But there are clearly more Americans here, which is what I said (if you had bothered to pay any attention at all to what I posted).

Yes, they will run into the hundreds of dollars.....in America. In Europe, electronics are ALWAYS lots more expensive. So this news should not really come as a surprise to anyone, nor will it affect 95% of OCN's population. Not to mention the high demand and inevitable short supply, of course the iPhone is going to be more expensive than normal.

Common freakin' sense right there.

But everyone will mindlessly continue to bash Apple, and call me a fanboy for stating the obvious truths.
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Hey look, more anti-Apple nonsense.

Any unlocked smartphone is going to run into the hundreds of dollars price range. Nothing new for Apple or anyone else. And this is in Europe, which affects probably very few people on OCN. But I'm sure that won't stop any of you from ranting about it like whiny little girls.
You did not say anything about Americans, just that "Europe affects very few people on OCN." Don't accuse me of not paying attention when you're blatantly wrong.

With that said, I agree with the second part of your post. Of course it will be more expensive in Europe. That how everything works (except the damn UD9, who knows what Gigabyte was thinking). However, things aren't normally that much more expensive. If this is true, it's quite unfortunate for our German members.
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I never buy phones on contract. I do not want to be stuck with a certain network for 24 months. In addition, some phones are blocked on certain networks and will not allow you to use a different SIM. I need flexibility and I have multiple SIM cards with different numbers : German/Belgium and the Luxo one I use on a daily basis. From september I will be in the UK, so I will add an UK based carrier. Having an unlocked phone is more expensive but offers more freedom.


I am not shocked about these prices. The iPhone 3Gs was 800 euros without a contract in my area. You would get it for 250 euros for a 50 euros/month contract. The minimum duration is 24 months and you do not have flat on internet data. After you reach your 10 GB allocated, you start paying. You do have flat on everything else within the country.



24 months x 50 euros / month = 1200 euros. This excludes the additional charges you might incur. So you get a 250 euro iphone and for this price the contract is 1200 euros with no possibility of cancelling the contract.

wow? contract 2 years with itnernet 150 minutes and 150 SMS
only u need to pay 200 euro but still afforable

thats what my bro payed
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You did not say anything about Americans, just that "Europe affects very few people on OCN." Don't accuse me of not paying attention when you're blatantly wrong.
You're still not paying attention. I said this is IN Europe (ie. The article only applies to EUROPE), it's implied that it doesn't affect Americans. And it doesn't affect many people here on OCN, which is predominantly an American forum. My god. Common freakin' sense is in short supply in this forum.
 
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lol, i'd buy a Asus G series Laptop with that money, and even comes with dedicated GPU so can pretty much do everything an iphone 4 can do, and even support Flash!, and few cores more then iphone cpu
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