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  Reply # 347017 1-Jul-2010 15:59 Send private message

nudge:
teihoata: Expansys is selling the 16 gb for just over $1250.. Excluding gst.. and shipping.. My guess is vodafone's pricing will reflect this


Is anyone else considering Japan as an option.  Their 16gb iphone 4 is 46,080 yen or $728 nzd - no contract, no carrier limits.

ATM vodfone is selling the 3gs 16gb on a $80 month plan for 2 years for $699.  I doubt they would sell the new phones any cheaper than the 3gs, which makes the buying outright through Japan look fairly attractive.

I have a mate in Japan, gets back to NZ 1 July, I'll see if he can get me one.  Would be kinda cool to be one of the first :-)

Not sure what supply is like in JP tho... here hoping.



Iphone is only available on plan via Softbank in Japan. Comes locked to the network as well (as do all softbank phones).

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Reply # 347042 1-Jul-2010 17:36 Send private message

Will the ETS increase the price???  Wink

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  Reply # 347061 1-Jul-2010 18:26 Send private message

oxnsox: Will the ETS increase the price???  Wink


only if and when the battery catches fire. There's a 2$ tax on that.

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  Reply # 347188 2-Jul-2010 08:33 Send private message

oxnsox: Will the ETS increase the price???  Wink


Only if you charge it up from a the national grid..  Buy a windmill..




Regards,

Old3eyes

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  Reply # 347212 2-Jul-2010 09:48 Send private message

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/07/01/apple_sued_over_iphone_4/

thats the sound of crap hitting the fan before we even get the iphone in NZ. If there is a re-call for the reception issue it'll happen before we even get it.

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  Reply # 347248 2-Jul-2010 11:43 Send private message

s.joseph: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/07/01/apple_sued_over_iphone_4/

thats the sound of crap hitting the fan before we even get the iphone in NZ. If there is a re-call for the reception issue it'll happen before we even get it.


more info:
http://gizmodo.com/5577010/first-iphone-4-class-action-suit-filed-against-apple-and-att

Claims include:
• General Negligence (APPLE and AT&T)
• Defect in Design, Manufacture, and Assembly (APPLE)
• Breach of Express Warranty (APPLE)
• Breach of Implied Warranty for Merchantability (APPLE and AT&T)
• Breach of Implied Warranty of Fitness for a Particular Purpose (APPLE and AT&T)
• Deceptive Trade Practices (APPLE and AT&T)
• Intentional Misrepresentation (APPLE and AT&T)
• Negligent Misrepresentation (APPLE and AT&T)
• Fraud by Concealment (APPLE and AT&T)

Amazes me how there's such a sense of entitlement in the US, suing a company for a poor design?? if you don't like it, don't buy it! these retards should be entitled to nothing more than a full refund. (or perhaps a free case)

(I'm just a monkey who flies RC planes but I could have told them that touching the aerial totally destroys your signal - in the tx manual it recommends you do not come within 80mm of the aerial while flying to maintain maximum signal strength. I guess dropping 2kg of wood and metal does more damage than a call.)

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  Reply # 347251 2-Jul-2010 11:48 Send private message

I think the case is more about Apple knowingly selling a phone with a poor antenna design. They are a company that care more about aesthetics and design than engineering after all.

On another note, the Anandtech review is a good read

http://www.anandtech.com/show/3794/the-iphone-4-review

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  Reply # 347252 2-Jul-2010 11:49 Send private message



(I'm just a monkey who flies RC planes but I could have told them that touching the aerial totally destroys your signal - in the tx manual it recommends you do not come within 80mm of the aerial while flying to maintain maximum signal strength. I guess dropping 2kg of wood and metal does more damage than a call.)


I've been saying this since I first heard that the bezel was also going to be the antenna...touch any antenna and you lose signal - that's a given.

Why design a product that relies on the antenna being touched to actually be used, whilst touching the said antenna impedes it's usefulness.


I also agree, people should only get a refund of the purchase price or a free "bumper".




Handsome Dan Has Spoken.

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  Reply # 347290 2-Jul-2010 14:06 Send private message

bazbo: oh yeah and my take on pricing (and this is probably just wishful thinking) is that apple will match the recent 3gs pricing so iphone 4 16gb will be $999 and 32gb will be $1099.

My reasoning is based on the comparative prices of UK iphones and ipads when compared to Australian prices, which gives an AU price for the 32gb at close to $899au which equates to $1099nz.

wouldn't that be nice eh?



Ok so I have changed my mind and I now think that the prices will be as follows:

16gb  - $1099
32gb - $1299

which kinda sucks compared to my original estimate, but we can but hope!

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  Reply # 347470 3-Jul-2010 10:21 Send private message

well if you wanted to know whats happening to the old 3g/3gs stock - have a look at:

www.firstin.co.nz

big sale today!

3g - 8/16GB is 699/799 (16GB still $1179 over at VF)
3gs - 16gb is 899 


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  Reply # 347478 3-Jul-2010 11:50 Send private message

looks like most of those are refurbished units

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  Reply # 347542 3-Jul-2010 17:54 Send private message

Thhey are manufacturer refurbished units but basically are as new and still have the exact same warrenty of a brand new one just without the cost. If i was interested in ever owning a Apple product then the Iphone would be it and at those prices why not save some money???

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Master Geek


  Reply # 349859 11-Jul-2010 00:21 Send private message

jtbthatsme: Thhey are manufacturer refurbished units but basically are as new and still have the exact same warrenty of a brand new one just without the cost. If i was interested in ever owning a Apple product then the Iphone would be it and at those prices why not save some money???


well if you buy new you know that the last person that touched your iphone would be an overworked worker at foxconn china? lol...  whoops that wasnt very pc...

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  Reply # 350569 13-Jul-2010 11:27 Send private message


I've been saying this since I first heard that the bezel was also going to be the antenna...touch any antenna and you lose signal - that's a given.
The Rabbit ears on my TV work better when I hold them.

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