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    Default [Advice] The 1st Gen iPhone is gone from Apple Website ?

    I see all these new requirements are coming into place with the new iPhone 3G. You have to active in-store and no online buying. But does this also come into force with the 1st Gen iPhone's ? I can no longer find a way of purchasing a 1st gen iPhone on the Apple Online Store.

    This is really annoying, and there is not much we can do since its a physical problem and not software lol
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    Oh crap Apple stopped producing 1st Gen iPhone's.... this is really bad news.
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    First Gen iPhone are going to be come very desirable, again! Seriously, if you can't buy a new iPhone 3G without a contract people are going to be seriously F'ed. Unless you are willing to change your current provider to At&t.

    At&T is taking the hit on the so low price of $199. They are going to make sure you sell your soul to them before you can get your hands on the new iPhone.

    Prices of first Gen iPhone are going to sky rocket on eBay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiqTosh View Post
    First Gen iPhone are going to be come very desirable, again! Seriously, if you can't buy a new iPhone 3G without a contract people are going to be seriously F'ed. Unless you are willing to change your current provider to At&t.

    At&T is taking the hit on the so low price of $199. They are going to make sure you sell your soul to them before you can get your hands on the new iPhone.

    Prices of first Gen iPhone are going to sky rocket on eBay!
    So should i wait to sell mine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tornadoxl View Post
    So should i wait to sell mine?
    It depends. I keep reading conflicting reports. Some say you can only get it with a 2 year contract at the apple store (not online) or an AT&T retailer. Some say the phone will be available on the web eventually and you will be able to buy it without a contract. Supposedly in the UK the official provide will have a "Pay as you go" iPhone you can purchase. And this is at the $199 price (I think in the UK is like 99 pounds? I could be wrong).

    You can take your chances and sell it now. Or wait until July 11th. In any case even by the 11th you won't be able to get the phone unless purchased with an 2 year contract and activated at the store.

    This was posted by Engaget:

    Will it be available as a Gophone (prepaid service)?
    "No, only available with a two-year contract." Pretty cut and dried there. We're also told that there will be no contract-free price on postpaid service; the one and only way to get in on this action will be to re-up your commitment to AT&T. Unofficially, we've been slipped information that AT&T's typical upgrade eligibility rules apply when signing the new contract, and there will be a separate (read: higher) pricing scheme for "non-qualified upgrades." These prices have not yet been set.

    How does contract sign-up work when a customer is in an Apple store?
    "You will need to speak with Apple for more details on their retail operations, but the activation process will take place in the store." That's the official line, but we're also hearing that customers in Apple stores may take their purchase home with them without being physically activated, in which case the activation process is completed later through iTunes. Either way, though, they're not letting you out the door without signing on the dotted line.

    In AT&T stores, the process should be pretty similar, except that customers will be obligated to physically activate before they leave. The stores will be receiving "tether cords" to make that happen. Just a warning, AT&T: whatever software you're activating these puppies with is going to be reverse-engineered in no time, we'd wager.

    What will the per-customer purchase limit be?
    Official: "We haven't discussed this yet." Unofficial: at AT&T stores, we hear that the limit will remain three. Difference is they've now all got to be activated in-store, so that would be one heck of a commitment if you somehow felt compelled to buy more than that in one helping.
    So yeah, supposedly no more iTunes activation of the phone, at least for the 3G model.


 

 

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