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Topic: iPhone 3G

Apple allegedly sanctioning Rogers for iPhone rates

07/06/2008, 05:07 pm

After raising the ire of its customers with what are believed to be overly expensive iPhone 3G plans, Canadian provider Rogers Wireless is allegedly being punished by Apple with fewer shipments.

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It's already begun: iPhone 3G line starting in New York City

07/04/2008, 04:07 pm

Although it's not the first release and ample supply is expected, a queue has reportedly begun outside of Apple's Fifth Avenue retail store to buy iPhone 3G a full week before its release.

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Apple accidently ships MobileMe boxes; Google Talk for iPhone

07/03/2008, 12:07 pm

Apple this morning is sending couriers to fetch and recoup MobileMe retail boxes that were mistakenly delivered early to some customers. Meanwhile, Google has released a streamlined Google Talk messaging client for iPhone and the iPod touch.

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iPhone 3G plans to start at $18 in Australia

07/03/2008, 08:07 am

Optus of Australia announced Friday that Australians can sign up for Apple's iPhone 3G on July 11th with plans starting at just $19 ($18 USD), while a second carrier, Telstra, said its own plans will start at $30 ($29 USD).

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iPhone 3G plans start at $48 in the Netherlands, $128 in Denmark

07/02/2008, 04:07 pm

T-Mobile has announced three distinct iPhone 3G plans for the Netherlands starting at $48 USD, meanwhile Telia of Denmark has introduce a single plan for $128 USD that will see a 33 percent reduction after the first six months.

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AT&T says original iPhones can be deactivated and used as WiFi iPods

07/02/2008, 08:07 am

Original iPhone owners who prefer not to give away or sell their old iPhones after upgrading to an iPhone 3G can instead keep their devices and use them as WiFi-enabled iPods, AT&T has confirmed.

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iPhone 3G to be in healthy supply as iPod touch supplies weaken

07/02/2008, 07:07 am

Apple should have ample stock of iPhone 3G when it touches down this month, according to analysts, who also note that Apple stands to make more from each device than once thought -- and that iPod touch stocks are continuing to run down ahead of a possible refresh.

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Apple's iPhone 3G guided tour reveals extra details

07/01/2008, 08:07 pm

New video walkthroughs of iPhone 3G help illustrate how to use the phone and what's changed in software, but also spill details of changes to the hardware design, a free official AOL instant messenger client, and more.

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How to hand-down your old iPhone after upgrading to iPhone 3G

07/01/2008, 05:07 pm

Original iPhone owners upgrading to an iPhone 3G can hand-down their old iPhone to a family member or friend with a few simple steps, the most complex of which entails a trek down to a local AT&T retail store to pick up a fresh SIM card.

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Moving to iPhone 3G: a guide for current and non-current AT&T customers

07/01/2008, 04:07 pm

AT&T is attempting to alleviate some of the confusion surrounding the upgrade paths to iPhone 3G with a series of video guides focused on getting customers "iReady" before the 8:00 a.m. launch on July 11th. The three videos covered in this report are aimed at 1) existing AT&T iPhone customers moving to iPhone 3G, 2) non-iPhone AT&T customers moving to iPhone 3G, and 3) customers new to AT&T moving to iPhone 3G.

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New and old AT&T iPhone plans compared, cost increases detailed [u]

07/01/2008, 01:07 pm

With AT&T increasing data costs while simultaneously cutting text messages from its iPhone 3G plans, individual iPhone users upgrading to the 3G model will find themselves paying between 12.5% and 25% more to maintain the same level of service while FamilyTalk plan subscribers will likely see their costs rise anywhere from 8% to 27%. Included are some charts observations to help explain why. [Updated 9:00 p.m. Eastern with clarification on FamilyTalk SMS options and pricing.]

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AT&T announces iPhone 3G plans, 8 a.m. launch time on July 11

07/01/2008, 10:07 am

AT&T announced Tuesday that iPhone 3G buyers will be forced into more costly service plans than those offered alongside the original iPhone. Plans will now start at $70 for a package that includes 450 minutes and no text messages. The carrier also issued a series of "tips" on how to be "iReady" when the new Apple handset goes on sale at its retail stores at 8 a.m. local time on Friday, July 11.

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iPhone 3G plans start at $25 in Switzerland, $50 in Finland

07/01/2008, 09:07 am

Swisscom announced Tuesday four distinct service plans for Apple's iPhone 3G starting at $25 USD, though none of them include air time minutes. Separately, Sonera of Finland said its own iPhone plans will start at $50 USD and include minutes.

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Three says Hong Kong iPhone plans to start at $24 per month

06/30/2008, 01:06 pm

Hutchison Telecom, which operates the "3"- branded mobile network in Hong Kong, announced Monday that monthly service plans for Apple's iPhone 3G will start at just $24, significantly less than the cheapest plan offered stateside by AT&T.

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AT&T memos detail iPhone 3G unbricking tool, crowd planning, more...

06/30/2008, 10:06 am

A recent series of internal memos from AT&T to its Mobility staffers reveal a variety of preparatory measures ahead of next month's iPhone launch, including the deployment of an iPhone 3G unbricking tool, ongoing 3G network optimizations, regional advertising campaigns, and calls for part time crowd control, inventory runners, and floor coordinators.

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O2 to open early, may unlock iPhone 3G after one year

06/27/2008, 06:06 pm

British carrier O2 plans a prompt morning launch for the iPhone 3G, AppleInsider has learned, and hints that it may unlock the iPhone for use on any carrier for Pay As You Go customers.

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iPhone 3G plans start at $50 in Sweden, $80 in Norway

06/27/2008, 12:06 pm

Sweden's TeliaSonera said Friday that monthly service plans for Apple's iPhone 3G will start at $50 (299 SEK), while Netcom Norway announced that its own customers will have to pay a minimum of $80 (NOK 399) each month.

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Rogers says Canadian iPhone 3G plans to start at $60 for 150 mins

06/27/2008, 10:06 am

Rogers Wireless, Canada's exclusive service provider for Apple's upcoming iPhone 3G handset, announced Friday that monthly service plans for the new touch-screen handset will start at $60 for 150 anytime minutes, 75 outgoing text messages, and 400 megabytes of internet data.

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iTunes 7.7 reveals iTunes Remote app for iPhone and iPod

06/27/2008, 12:06 am

Tucked away in Apple's pre-release version of iTunes 7.7 is word that the iPhone and iPod touch will soon act as remote controls for nearby computers. Also, Apple is now accepting submissions to the App Store.

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iPhone 3G launch info roundup: Europe, India, South America

06/26/2008, 06:06 pm

A flurry of information about Apple's iPhone 3G launches in key parts of the world has surfaced on Thursday, including when Belgium will announce its iPhone release date, pre-registrations and even pre-orders are taking place in multiple countries, and more than one carrier has accidentally slipped rough details of its iPhone service plans.

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