Jesus Diaz on AT&T’s iPhone 3GS Upgrade Pricing

Jesus Diaz:

The fact is that the $199/$299 price tag for the iPhone is the result of AT&T’s — or any other carrier, since the situation is the same all around the world — subsidy. Without subsidy — and tying you to a new two year contract — the iPhone is not different from something like the Nokia N97, which is $700 unlocked. Or the contract-free, unsubsidized iPhone 3G itself: The iPhone 3G costs $770 and $877 unlocked for the 8 and 16GB versions.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009