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Apple Adds Features, Drops Price of iPhone

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Sep 5, 2007, 2:01 PM   by (staff)

Apple today announced several additions to the iPhone at an event showcasing the device along side its iPod cousins. Users can now create ringtones from songs they have purchased from the iTunes Music Store. They can select up to 30 seconds of a purchased song to use as a ringtone, however it will cost an additional 99 cents. In an update coming later this month, the iPhone will also get the ability to browse the complete iTunes Music Store, purchase and download tracks right to the phone over Wi-Fi. Tracks will be synced back to computers for playback there as well. Users will be able to do this for free from any open network, or from any Starbucks. Apple also dropped the price of the 8 GB iPhone $200 to $399. The 4 GB model will only be sold while current supplies last.

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SystemShock

Sep 11, 2007, 6:47 PM

iSuppli Backpedals On Earlier iPhone Sales Estimates...

Turns out iSuppli is now 'clarifying' an earlier statement where they said the iPhone outsold the entire Blackberry line.

Now they're saying, oops, the Blackberry line actually outsold the iPhone 2-to-1.

Again, MuchD, this is what happens when you rely on only one analyst for your info: Sad

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/07/09/11/iphone ... »
pennyless10

Sep 5, 2007, 2:07 PM

SUCKERS!!!

LMAO Laughing I knew waiting would be worth it, the phone dropped in price $200!! all i have to say to everyone who paid $600 is "nana NA na NANA" Razz
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oh what....sorry, I fell asleep reading that boring post!

This phone is still worth the money I paid for it! I love every minute of having this phone.
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I really do not think that the people who purchased the phone cared so much about the price.
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Yep! Now is the time to buy an iPhone, unless you wanna wait for the next version they'll pump out for the christmas sales.
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I'm so pissed! I cant beileve they dropped the price so quickly! I dont care who you are $200 is a lot money!
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I made up well more than $200 in added productivity from the phone. Could care less if the price is now lower.
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pennyless10 said:
LMAO Laughing I knew waiting would be worth it, the phone dropped in price $200!! all i have to say to everyone who paid $600 is "nana NA na NANA" Razz


Normally I'd say it's not nice to gloat.

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It was announced today that anyone who has paid the full price for the iPhone within the past fourteen days will receive a $100.00 credit

Apple's Jobs Sorry for iPhone Price Cut

By JORDAN ROBERTSON
AP Technology Writer


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pa33

Sep 8, 2007, 7:28 PM

$ for 4 gig iPhone?

The last paragraph of the statement on apple.com says that "all iphone customers" will receive at least a $100 credit. It does say the ones that are not covered under the rebates but doesn't specify 4 gig or 8 gig buyers. Any additional info here? Thanks....
WM6user

Sep 8, 2007, 12:47 PM

An additional 99 cents for ringtones? That's gay!!

I can make mp3 ringtones on my MDA for free! Vive le Windows!!
SystemShock

Sep 5, 2007, 2:17 PM

BIG Price Drop = Problems In iPhoneLand?

Whoa. 200 buck price drop, THAT soon? Shocked

Apple does NOT like to drop prices, at least not that much and that soon. Something's up. Perhaps the iPhone isn't meeting internal sales projections?

I'm sure Apple will put on a brave face and turn the spin machine on, but I'm thinking they really want momentum in the US market before intro'ing the iPhone in Europe later this year, and Asia in '08. And it looks like they weren't getting said momentum at the old price points, even with all the hype.

That said, I do think the 'iPhone 2.0' will be a very good product, assuming it addresses most of the current iPhone's weaknesses (no 3G, no voice calling, no GPS, no Flash support, no MMS, etc.)
I doubt if there are any problems in iPhoneland. It probably has more to do with the attention span of gadget-gobbling consumers. They are off to the next thing now. You know how it is. You buy a phone and then after a month you are tired of it an...
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hell yeah you know sales got to be in the toilet when they cut the price by a third.
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iPod Touch: bad idea for people that plug their iPod into their cars.
I feel bad for the guy that bought his last week.
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SystemShock said:
Whoa. 200 buck price drop, THAT soon? Shocked

Apple does NOT like to drop prices, at least not that much and that soon. Something's up. Perhaps the iPhone isn't meeting internal sales projections? ...

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SystemShock said:
Whoa. 200 buck price drop, THAT soon? Shocked

Apple does NOT like to drop prices, at least not that much and that soon. Something's up. Perhaps the iPhone isn't meeting internal sales projections?

I'm sure Apple
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probably just started subsidizing it
jgreg

Sep 6, 2007, 8:35 AM

New iPhone vs iTouch

Why would you buy an iTouch instead of the iPhone? Doesn't the iPhone have pretty much everything that the iTouch has plus the phone? I suppose if you aren't an AT&T customer or don't want to risk unlocking the iPhone but still want the new iTouch!?
If you already have a phone on a non-GSM network, why would you buy the iPhone and get locked into a 2 year contract for something you don't even need? The iTouch is for peple who don't have an iPod (believe me, they are out there) and want the newest...
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krum303

Sep 5, 2007, 4:58 PM

Starbucks???

Is that a typo? I though T-Mobile was the exclusive Hotspot provider for Starbucks and Borders books and AT&T has a contract with Barnes & Noble. Eh?
Does this mean T-Mobile is making money off of the iPhone without having a deal with Apple? Truly the "Jesus Phone." Razz
Apple and Starbucks announced the development of a new service that lets customers wirelessly browse, search for, preview, buy, and download music at participating Starbucks stores. The new service will be powered by T-Mobile's HotSpot network, which ...
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BigHev

Sep 5, 2007, 4:09 PM

Talk about tightwads!

99 cents to make a ringtone from a song you already paid for? Cheap-a$$es! Laughing Laughing Laughing
As opposed to... the $2.49 to $2.99 most carriers charge for ringtones? Surprised
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carrjar

Sep 6, 2007, 6:02 AM

$20 a week!

If you haven't done the math, that's $20 a week on equipment alone that people have paid to get the iPhone 2 months early. Thank you Mr. Jobs for the price cut!
SystemShock

Sep 6, 2007, 12:33 AM

Apple Price Cut on iPhone Shakes Investors

Googling around in past few minutes, found an interesting article from the Wall Street Journal:

Apple Inc.'s move to lop $200 off the price of the iPhone, unveiled as part of a revamp of the features, design and pricing of its family of portable gadgets, spooked investors as a sign of possible weakness, sending Apple's shares down 5.1%.

The top price of the iPhone, a device introduced with much fanfare in June, will fall to $399 from $599, Apple said. Chief Executive Steve Jobs, at a company event here yesterday, said Apple remained "on track" to meet its previous goal of shipping one million iPhones by the end of this month.

...Still, Apple's shares shed $7.40 on the news, falling to $136.76 in 4 p.m. trading on the Nasd
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