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iPhone 3G - Apple's reality distortion field redefines the phrase "half the price"

Apple's tag-line for the iPhone 3G is "Twice as fast. Half the price." However, if you take a closer look at the numbers you'll see that the new iPhone works out at $40 dearer than the current model.
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Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Contributor on

Apple's tag-line for the iPhone 3G is "Twice as fast. Half the price." However, if you take a closer look at the numbers you'll see that the new iPhone works out at $40 dearer than the current model.

Also: iPhone 3G - questions still remain …

Here's the deal. An 8GB iPhone 3G costs $199. Sounds good so far. However, AT&T has added an extra $10 a month to the unlimited 3G monthly fees compared to EDGE, so over the 24 month period of the contract, that sets you back an extra $240.

$199 + $240 = $439

That's a $40 increase compared to the price of the current iPhone.

It also seems that the iPhone 3G will need to be activated at an Apple Store of AT&T store, there will be no online ordering, and there may be financial penalties imposed on those who do not activate their iPhones within 30 days.

The devil's always in the detail ...

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