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Topic # 62566 10-Jun-2010 08:54 Send private message

So after the announcement this week about the new iPhone to be released sometime next month in NZ, one part that really pricked my ears was the "suggested retail price of US$199(16GB) or US$299(32GB) on a 2 year contract.

Im wondering just how Vodafone are going to work with this?

Will they ignore this Apple suggestion and price as per normal?

Will they price as per apple suggestion and revamp plans?

Will they price as per suggestion and leave iPhone plans as per status quo?


Just interested in opinions here.  I kinda wish Vodafone would just treat the iPhone like any other phone personally.

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  Reply # 340083 10-Jun-2010 09:21

Depends if Telecom starts to sell them. I guess they will be a ~$100 more than the current ones, as the dollar has changed since they priced up the old ones a year back.

Or they could be cheaper due to the array of other models on the market that are now cheaper and don't attract the Apple tax you pay on the iPhone.

Android will become more popular in the coming 12 mths, that could change the pricing

12 mths back when the 3GS was released, what other phones were there comparable? not many from memory, but with Nokia, Sony Ericsson and even LG bringing out similar phones, who knows......

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  Reply # 340124 10-Jun-2010 11:22 Send private message

rossmnz: I kinda wish Vodafone would just treat the iPhone like any other phone personally.


Not possible, and it's not Vodafone's fault.  Apple are brilliantly clever in the fact they clip the ticket left, right and center.




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  Reply # 340125 10-Jun-2010 11:26 Send private message

My opinion is that you'll see prices fairly similar to what they are now. As Delorean stated, exchange rates are a bit worse than a year ago, but there are now more competing models, so hopefully priced a bit lower but I don't expect too much movement.




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  Reply # 340126 10-Jun-2010 11:29 Send private message

Sure it'll be $199 for the 16GB. On a 2 year contract costing $250 a month.

What'll happen is Paul will talk about how we'll be pleasantly surprised by the pricing, and come launch day (which will be about 2 months later than Apple said) there'll be rage and frustration because the surprise is in fact not pleasant at all.

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  Reply # 340128 10-Jun-2010 11:31 Send private message

Anyone notice the 3gs has dropped by $279 on the apple store?

VF is still charging the original price.... $1379/32GB - Apple.co.nz is $1099/32GB

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  Reply # 340156 10-Jun-2010 12:41 Send private message

I reckon they will be $1399 at Apple store dropping when the fans buying spree slows..




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  Reply # 340168 10-Jun-2010 13:05 Send private message

so far ive resisted going on an iphone contract but might have to succumb!

Also gonna be interesting if our phones here are locked down this time or same as last time!

Excited but still frustrated by probably extreme costs!





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  Reply # 340173 10-Jun-2010 13:12 Send private message

I'm tempted by the cheap 3gs'! also the last of a generation is always more reliable than the first of a new generation. considering ios4 will be on 3gs - do you REALLY need movie editing and encoding on a cell phone? hell i don't encode video on my laptop without plugging it into the wall! takes my 4.5hr battery down to 45mins.

Only thing i really want on the new version is the new design and that screen. the 3gs is plenty fast enough so the A4 processors only a seller if it extends the battery life.

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  Reply # 340203 10-Jun-2010 14:03 Send private message

mattk: I'm tempted by the cheap 3gs'! also the last of a generation is always more reliable than the first of a new generation. considering ios4 will be on 3gs - do you REALLY need movie editing and encoding on a cell phone? hell i don't encode video on my laptop without plugging it into the wall! takes my 4.5hr battery down to 45mins.

Only thing i really want on the new version is the new design and that screen. the 3gs is plenty fast enough so the A4 processors only a seller if it extends the battery life.


so was I, so much so that I purchased one on Tuesday night, although the "ships within 24 hours" notification telling me they've dispatched it has actually not yet taken place.
Close to 48 hours later and still no notification. So if you do order, be prepared to wait a while I would think.

BOT, Im huessing the 35Gb 4g would cost around 1350-1400 via apple. In this climate and with other comparable phones cheaper than that, Apple may potentially shoot themselves in the foot pricing higher.

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  Reply # 341100 13-Jun-2010 01:07 Send private message

I found this:


iPhone 4 has certainly set a new benchmark for smartphones with
features like FaceTime & Retina Display. iPhone 4 has currently
been launched in just 5 countries and is to be launched in 80+
countries by September 2010. Well, if you’re not keen on buying a
locked iPhone you can opt for a factory unlocked phones from another
country here are your options. Below is a list of some countries (that
are expected to have a factory unlocked iPhone 4 on sale) and the
expected prices of iPhone 4 in those countries in their respective
currencies (and USD).

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  Reply # 341123 13-Jun-2010 09:31 Send private message

The NZ prices listed are those of the currently reduced 3Gs's aren't they? I wouldn't imagine we'd be getting the iphone 4 for the same prices, but if we do, i think the GF mught beinheriting my 3 day old 3GS and I'll grab the 4 :-)

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  Reply # 341138 13-Jun-2010 10:44 Send private message

actually, yeah youre right.
its the prices for the 3GS on the apple store

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  Reply # 341156 13-Jun-2010 11:58 Send private message

zonic: actually, yeah youre right.
its the prices for the 3GS on the apple store



still, it would be nice at that price tho :-)

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  Reply # 341158 13-Jun-2010 12:05 Send private message

rossmnz: So after the announcement this week about the new iPhone to be released sometime next month in NZ, one part that really


You have to remember every reference to price is for the US market. This differs significantly to foreign networks.

AT&T are subsidising this device significantly, and these levels of subsidy differ significantly across the world. The level of subsidy is also calculated off the stock standard RRP of the device, which can sell for significantly more in NZ that the US.

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  Reply # 341869 15-Jun-2010 11:50 Send private message


If I bought this phone in the USA for $450NZD would it work here? Or has it been configured only to work in the US?


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