Well, it’s here. The new iPhone 4 is just a few weeks away and now it’s just a matter of time before it works our way into our sweet hands. Now it’s just a matter of determining how much you’re going to pay for it.
Last year I was in line on day 2 to purchase a 3GS, just one year after I purchased my 3G. I was sure that the folks at Apple were going to tell me that I had to pay an extra $200 for the phone, yet I walked out of there paying the standard $299 and didn’t say a thing about it. Then when I went in there with my wife’s phone – which is on a family plan with my phone – we got denied.
This year is different. I went to AT&T’s site, checked out my availability and I’m good. Problem is, they don’t talk about how much the phone is going to be, as now they’re offering a few different tiers. Here’s the deets from Cult of Mac:
Well, if you qualify for anÂ upgrade before December 31st, the 16GB iPhone 4 will cost you just $199 while the 32GB model will cost you $299. Things get a lot steeper if your upgrade is after the start of 2011, though, with prices jumping to $399 and $499, respectively. Don’t want to sign a new contract, but still want an iPhone 4? Prepare to pay $599 to $699.
Now I’m not sure why I qualify for the lower price, but I do, so I’m sticking with it. But I think the issue here is for people who bought a 3GS in the past 6 months who want to upgrade – they’re screwed.
So do you qualify for a new phone? If so, are you going for it?