Question.... Is the iPhone 3G Too Expensive at $199?

When Apple launched the iPhone 3G, they dropped the price on the 8GB model to what I felt was a very reasonable $199. Many folks complained that the price should be cheaper however, suggesting $99 or perhaps even free with a carrier subsidy.

Interestingly enough, it's not just the consumer that is suggesting the price needs an adjustment. Research by Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty indicates that iPhone sales were half as strong in September and October when compared to July and August. To increase sales, Huberty has stated that Apple should take heed to the current rumors and cut the price in half to $100. She believes that this strategy could double iPhone sales without any negative effect on profits because of the data subsidy from AT&T.

So what do you think? Is the $199 iPhone still too expensive? What price is fair and attractive?

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Kogan Agora Release Date is January 29.... 2009

iPhone for Dummies

iPhone for Dummies:
  • Activate your own service
  • Master the multitouch interface
  • Turn on the speaker phone
  • Use Visual Voicemail
  • Get video, podcasts, and RSS feeds
  • Surf the Web with your iPhone
  • Browse your iTunes library and create playlists
  • Send and receive text messages and notes
  • Choose wallpaper and ringtones
  • Troubleshoot problems
  • Lock your iPhone and secure your stuff
It's amazing that the authors can know all this complex stuff and yet present it in such an easy-to-follow format. I really didn't expect to learn anything new about my iPhone when I got the book from a friend. Wow! Was I ever wrong. Every tip works flawlessly. I would recommend iPhone for Dummies to every iPhone owner. Going even further, I think Apple and AT&T should include it with every purchase.
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Review of the Twitter Tweetie App for the iPhone 3G

If you use Twitter, Tweetie is a really useful Twitter app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. This app has all the features that active Twitter users need with a super clean interface. There’s not much lacking in this iPhone App, and I believe it's worth every penny of it's $2.99 pricetag.

Sign in with one of your Twitter accounts when you start up the app. I say "one of your Twitter accounts" because this app allows for you to register multiple accounts.After logging in, there are four main buttons (Tweets, Replies, Messages, and Favorites) and a more button for you to delve through. In More you’ll find My Profile, Following, Followers, Trends, and Search.

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