Is my iPhone 3G Phase-out Prediction Coming True? Engadget Thinks so….

Posted by Kevin Hanson | Posted in Apple, Technology | Posted on 06-08-2009-05-2008

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phone-png-99When the iPhone 3GS was first announced, Apple said that they would be offering the iPhone 3G at a $99 price point. I predicted that this wouldn’t last. It just doesn’t make sense for Apple to manufacture two different versions of the same phone. Will I end up being right? Engadget thinks so!

Early delivery of iPhone 3G S? Not so much…

Posted by Kevin Hanson | Posted in Apple, Technology | Posted on 17-06-2009-05-2008

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Picture 6If you ordered an iPhone 3G S right after the keynote, like I did, chances are it has already shipped. Many of the UPS tracking numbers said to expect delivery on June 17, a full two days before the expected release date of June 19. Don’t get your hopes up, though! Logging into UPS.com this morning shows the above pic. Looks like Apple is putting a hold on delivery of these phones until the 19th.

utrasn0w – Here comes the iPhone 3G Unlock for OS 3.0

Posted by Kevin Hanson | Posted in Apple, Technology | Posted on 16-06-2009-05-2008

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Thank the lord for the iPhone Dev Team! Tonight they uploaded a video demonstration of an iPhone 3G running unlocked and jailbroken (video after the break). I currently run an unlocked and jailbroken iPhone 3G and I’m very much looking forward to the newest release with OS 3.0 compatibility. I’ll be getting an iPhone 3G S this weekend, and I’ll be giving the unlocked iPhone 3G to my brother for use with T-Mobile. Be sure to check back later this weekend for pics (and perhaps video) about the process and how it all works!

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My iPhone 3G S has shipped!

Posted by Kevin Hanson | Posted in Apple, Technology | Posted on 15-06-2009-05-2008

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NICE! I should receive my 32GB white iPhone 3G S by this upcoming Friday. I’l actually be on vacation until Sunday, so I won’t get to open it until then. Looking forward to it – watch this blog for first impressions!

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iPhone 3G at $99 – How Long Will it Last?

Posted by Kevin Hanson | Posted in Apple, Technology | Posted on 09-06-2009-05-2008

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phone-png-99Yesterday, Apple announced the iPhone 3GS. It looks exactly the same as the iPhone 3G, but the guts have been overhauled to make it twice as fast in nearly all respects. Interestingly, Apple is keeping the original iPhone 3G around at the $99 price. Pundits are saying that this is a huge move by Apple to attack the low end of the market. Is it really? If you check Apple’s website, you need to dig around to find the product page for the original iPhone 3G. It’s not very prominently featured. I believe they are just selling this until they run out inventory or until a couple manufacturing contracts expire. Once the inventory dries up, perhaps after the holiday season, I’m guessing the only option will be an iPhone 3G S until WWDC 2010. Apple doesn’t want to play in the $99 space any longer than they need to. What do you think? Am I right or wrong? Leave a comment!