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  # 136963 10-Jun-2008 11:44
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MattD: Just called VFNZ and received the message... "we are unable to answer your call at the moment due to an emergency building evacuation"



Haha.  Some mad Apple Fanboy is rampaging in the Vodafone building?

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  # 136965 10-Jun-2008 11:44
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So who wants to but my gen 1 iphone going cheap ;)

although thinking about holding onto it. Could we see a price drop for xmas and what about a revised iphone gen 3? Do we hold out for that or a 32gb model which I thought would have been released now... once again a wise marketing move to keep the ipod touch selling...

Also I didnt see anything about a camera upgrade? Or did I miss it.




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  # 136966 10-Jun-2008 11:46
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djpaubes: So who wants to but my gen 1 iphone going cheap ;)

although thinking about holding onto it. Could we see a price drop for xmas and what about a revised iphone gen 3? Do we hold out for that or a 32gb model which I thought would have been released now... once again a wise marketing move to keep the ipod touch selling...

Also I didnt see anything about a camera upgrade? Or did I miss it.

No camera upgrade.  Still sitting at 2.0MP.  A very good 2.0MP, but not the 5MP that was slated for arrival.

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  # 136969 10-Jun-2008 12:01
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I'm an existing iPhone owner and I'm not tempted to upgrade in the slightest....

I can already get the Apple 2.0 firmware upgrade if I need it.
The inclusion of 3G isn't going to be much use unless VF decide to bring out a decent data plan which I'd assume they'd probably want to match on their 2.5 network anyway.
I have absolutely no use for GPS.
The browsing speeds aren't slow at the moment.
I would be buying something made mostly of plastic rather than metal.

However I would definitely recommend getting one if you don't already own an iPhone.


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  # 136971 10-Jun-2008 12:09

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/personal/about/media-centre/2008-media-releases/apple-iphone-3G.jsp

No word on pricing

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  # 137022 10-Jun-2008 14:32
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SightUnseen: Via email this morning:

09 June 2008

NEWBURY, England and SAN FRANCISCO, 9 June 2008. Vodafone, the world's
leading international mobile communications group, and Apple(R) today
announced that the highly anticipated iPhone 3G will be available in
Australia, Italy, New Zealand and Portugal on July 11, and in the
Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, India, South Africa and Turkey later
this year.

(abridged)

Customers in Vodafone's 10 markets where iPhone 3G will be available
can pre-register online and in retail stores in the next few days.

*Based on 3G and EDGE testing. Actual speeds vary by site conditions.

Vodafone is the world's leading international mobile communications
group with over 260 million proportionate customers as of 31 March
2008. Vodafone currently has equity interests in 25 countries across
five continents and a further 42 partner networks worldwide. For more
information, please visit http://www.vodafone.com.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the
Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the
Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation
with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system and iLife and
professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital
media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and
iTunes online store, and has entered the mobile phone market with its
revolutionary iPhone.

NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Apple's PR website
(http://www.apple.com/pr/), or call Apple's Media Helpline at (408)
974-2042.

(C) 2008 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac,
Mac OS, Macintosh and iPhone are trademarks of Apple. Other company
and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

For further information:

Vodafone Group

Investor Relations
Tel: +44 (0) 1635 664447

Media Relations
Tel: +44 (0) 1635 664444

This e-mail was sent by Vodafone Group, located at Vodafone House, The
Connection, Newbury, Berkshire  RG14 2FN (England). To receive no
further e-mails, please reply to this e-mail with "unlist" in the
Subject line.


Here is the link to that email from VF Global

http://www.vodafone.com/start/media_relations/news/group_press_releases/2007/iphone_3g.html

Still no internal confirmation from VFNZ yet???

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  # 137027 10-Jun-2008 14:46
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Here's the rub on the iPhone2: http://tinyurl.com/4oobky

Activation is IN STORE ONLY.  There's also talk of a penalty system for people who haven't activated their phone on AT&T within 30 days of buying the iPhone.  Looks like Apple and AT&T are getting serious on unlockers.  Wonder how they are going to implement this in NZ (although it's less of a problem with only one GSM provider).

But what if I want to buy an iPhone and activate it on my current plan rather than signing up for a "VodIphone" plan?

 
 
 
 


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  # 137098 10-Jun-2008 18:33
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I see that the 8Gig version is being sold in the US for $199.  I guess that equates to about NZ$799 just like the PS3 and AppleTV..




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  # 137105 10-Jun-2008 18:46
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old3eyes: I see that the 8Gig version is being sold in the US for $199.  I guess that equates to about NZ$799 just like the PS3 and AppleTV..

Current exchange rate makes it NZD$263, which probably be rounded up to NZD$299 (with a contract or something)

Though Vodafone seriously needs good data plans to be able to handle the usage that iPhone users could consume (AT&T got unlimited data usage, but at the expense of 200 TXTs)




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  # 137115 10-Jun-2008 19:09


Wish vodafone would hurry up and say something.

Optus already has pre-orders open with a $100 deposit. Then you get priority queuing and allowed to purchase 2 hours before everyone else



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  # 137116 10-Jun-2008 19:10
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CraigC:
Optus already has pre-orders open with a $100 deposit. Then you get priority queuing and allowed to purchase 2 hours before everyone else


Now this is a smart move...




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  # 137119 10-Jun-2008 19:15

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Now this is a smart move...


Sure is. I would happly pay the full amount upfront right now, if it got me those benefits.

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# 137121 10-Jun-2008 19:16
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Dont worry, we are used to Vodafone NZ being several months behind every other Telco, so wouldnt expect an announcement from them anytime soon....

They have probably only just realised that the Iphone is coming to NZ.


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  # 137123 10-Jun-2008 19:19
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Just catching up on this thread... I agree with Ben's comment - if I was responsible for Vodafone's website, I would have had a team of webmasters ready this morning to launch a splash page about the iPhone just after the keynote finished.

As for pricing... $199 Apple dollars translates to $299 NZ dollars. (read more here.) The iPod Nano in the US is $199, and in the NZ store it's $299. And using the same logic, $299 Apple dollars translates to $449 NZ dollars - you can see this by looking at the 8GB iPod Touch. If those prices hold true, then I think it's a fair deal - BUT, we just need to wait for Vodafone NZ to announce their contracts - that could be the dealbreaker.

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# 137126 10-Jun-2008 19:31
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patdude: The 3G iPhone looks like a nice bit of hardware, but it looks to be an evolution rather than a revolution whereas I was hoping for something like the HTC Diamond's revolutionary "Wow" compated to the HTC touch.... It also looks like the radio config (UMTS / HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz), GSM / EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) means no 900Mhz UMTS which wil mean users may get 3G coverage issues???


How would it work on Telecoms up and coming network I would hope they would offer the Iphone as well and may have an advantage over vodafone in this area?

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