Unless something big happens, Apple’s iPhone might already be the gadget of the year 2007 in many peoples opinion. But at what will this beauty of a multimedia-centre turned phone going to set back consumers?
As Apple announced it will be distributed in the US by Cingular at a price of 499$US (4GB) and 599$ (8GB), each with a two year contract. The price difference in the US between subsidized and non-subsidized phones is slightly to greatly less than in Europe. A few days ago Amazon in Germany started accepting pre-orders for the iPhone, costing 899Euro (4GB) and 999Euro (8GB). Amazon in the UK are not offering pre-ordering or a price yet, but have a listing offering to e-mail when it becomes available, whereas Amazon in France, Canada, Japan and China don’t know about the iPhone at all yet. But I guess the Amazon Germany price of 999Euro for the 8GB is probably going to be what you are looking at if you don’t want or can’t get a subsidized version from a service provider.
Of course, TurboGadgets will keep you updated on all the latest price and other news regarding the iPhone!