September 5, 2007

iPhone approaches reality value pricing

Don't get me wrong, I love my iPhone. Have since I got it. Still hate AT&T's voice and data services with a burning passion. However, when asked (as I have been countless times) by non-Apple-fanbois) if the time was right to buy an iPhone, I have typically said 'Nope. It's too expensive for what it is. It needs to do more or be cheaper.'

Well, ding. The 8GB iPhone is now $399. Which is Apple admitting that it's sucked all the rents possible out of us irrational early adopters and has finally decided to release the device to the general (i.e. more rational) consuming public. At that price? Yep, I think the phone is definitely worth it, even on AT&T.

As for me, I still don't regret it, really. I won't until the 16GB version is out for $499 or $599, because (other than having it run on Verizon) the thing I wanted most from my iPhone was more space.

I wonder if the price drop was at all due to negotations with overseas carriers?

Posted by jbz at September 5, 2007 2:16 PM | TrackBack

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