So, you can’t wait for SingTel to bring the hyped-to-the-heavens 3G iPhone? Well, since the red camp missed the July 11 launch, you can get one from places where the gizmo is sold.
One place would be Hong Kong, where my bro Paddy says they cost a whopping S$1,700 to S$,2000 in retail shops. No SIM lock, no need to “jailbreak” or hack it to run here. Just insert your SIM in there.
But for that price? I can buy a nice iPod Touch and another full-featured PDA-phone and have spare cash. Not quite US$199 as Steve Jobs – and his raging mad fans – claim eh?
We are selling the unlock 3G Apple 16GB iPhone for just US$500 and also the 3G Apple 8GB iPhone for just US$450 (Including FREE SHIPPING) and guaranteed that it will work with any preferred network.
This does not VOID your Apple warranty since you are not hacking the Firmware. You do not have to worry about it relocking when Apple comes out with a new Firmware.
BUY 2 UNITS 3G 8GB iPHONE FOR JUST US$800
BUY 2 UNITS 3G 16GB iPHONE FOR JUST US$900
BUY 3 UNITS 3G Apple iPHONE AND GET ONE FREE..
we sell the 2.0.2 firmware version
This phone includes all of the standard Apple equipment:
Apple iPhone 3G
iPhone Docking Cradle
Apple Wall Charger
Adapter for Computer Uploading / Wall Charging
Headphones for iPod Use
Manual, Warranty Information and Quick Start Guide
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Celebrity iPhone Zone.
>>Apple has a flashy campaign with even more hype and publicity from journalists.
You shd say: “some journalists”! Not all.
To be honest, any new flashy phones from any manufacturer comes with a very unattractive price tags without any telco plans. Apple has a flashy campaign with even more hype and publicity from journalists. Thus they are a much bigger target to bash.
S$2000 is a hype price, as there no “typical” street price due to lack of legit iPhone “unlocked” price for reference. iPhone is very much a “label” status gadget, much like an over-priced LV bag that works the same like an Espirit bag.
Siao, for that price, I’d rather buy 2 GTX 280s (about S$1600 given current prices)…not that I play many PC games these days, but hey, at least you know you’re paying for power.
Personally, I won’t pay more than $900 for any iPhone, and only when the capacity reaches 32GB to fit all my songs in.
There’re more than a few telcos that have not kept to the US$199 subsidised price, and I’m not at all surprised. Apple’s main aim is to sell as many iphones as possible, and if that means letting a telco decide their own price, of course they’ll go with it. The promises are really all marketing speak.
>>Get your facts right – US$199 is the subsidised price.
Did I say US$199 was the unsubsidised price?
But neither did Apple! Check out their site (http://www.apple.com/iphone/). The US$199 price comes with an asterisk which refers to small print that says it comes with an AT&T plan…
That’s the thing about Apple campaigns – when the talk was that it was “half the price, twice as fast”, it’s actually only “cheaper” when subsidised, “faster” when NOT compared to the rest of the phones out there which already got 3.5G long ago…
Nice phone, to be honest. But even nicer ad campaign.
Get your facts right – US$199 is the subsidised price.