The primary reason appeared to be the new phone's much lower price, which required tying the new purchase to an in-store contract activation.
However, the in-store contract process not only takes time, but also doesn't work for foreign buyers who want to purchase an iPhone in the US for use overseas. Apple have hinted that possibility for selling the iPhone 3G without a contract in the US; it's already sold unlocked at full price in other countries that demand this option by law.
The latest whispers on the Apple iPhone 3G to hit the net waves is that Apple is about to boost the top end iPhone 3G’s capacity up to a nice 32GB.
With 8GB supplies running low,32GB might just be on the horizon.The timing for this seems just a tad odd on the heels of the Apple Let’s Rock iPod refresh, however when you take into consideration how Apple was forced to boost the iPhone Nano up to 16GB along with dropping the 4GB limited edition, it could well make sense.
There are also whispers that Apple customers can gain look forward to the activate-in-home option, but we’ll just have to wait for any confirmation on these whispers.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Posted by Baktou at 10:51 AM