Apple Retail Store – iPhone availability at the Apple Store:
Are you still looking for a new iPhone 3GS? Apple is here to help you out!
“The Apple Retail Store likely has your iPhone 3GS in stock. You can check the most up-to-date availability right here. Shipments of iPhone 3GS arrive most days and availability is updated hourly. The 8GB iPhone 3G is currently available in all stores.
Select your state and then check the list to see which Apple Retail Stores currently stock iPhone 3GS.”
The Apple blog has a GREAT article explaining why AT&T is charging us “Loyal customers” so much for the iPhone upgrade!
“There is already a lot of noise over this all around the ‘net. Owners of the iPhone 3G saying they’re getting ripped off, or not being treated like ‘loyal customers,’ because they’re not being offered the fully subsidized price for the new iPhone 3G S. In reality the AT&T upgrade pricing is pretty much like all phone subsidies in the U.S. (and, for that matter, many other parts of the world). Actually, it’s a little better.”
(Read full article – On Subsidization: AT&T is Not Ripping Off iPhone 3G Owners)
Appleinsider (appleinsider.com) is reporting:
“Those who want added protection for their new iPhone 3G S units on launch day will have the option of queuing up at Best Buy to purchase both Apple’s device as well as a rare accident insurance plan, albeit one which may cost almost as much as the phone itself.”
(Read full Article – Best Buy to offer Apple’s iPhone 3G S with insurance)
“For non-qualified customers, including existing AT&T customers who want to upgrade from another phone or replace an iPhone 3G, the price with a new two-year agreement is $499 (8GB), $599 (16GB), or $699 (32GB).”
(no deal for At&t customers WOW, lots of $$$$)