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Apple Stores open at 8am, AT&T at 7am for iPhone 3GS

updated 06:55 pm EDT, Wed June 10, 2009

Pre order for iPhone 3GS

Apple has provided additional details regarding the June 19th launch date for the iPhone 3GS announced at the WWDC event on Monday. A number of stores will open early on the first day of availability, enabling customers to purchase the handsets beginning at 8 a.m. next Friday. AT&T will also allow subscribers to pre-order the 3GS, either from the website or a retail location. Customers that choose to pre-order will be able to go to the stores at 7 a.m. and receive priority processing until the normal business hours.

The 3GS carries a price of $200 with 16GB of storage and a two-year contract, while the 32GB variant will be available for $300. The price for the existing 8GB and 16GB 3G models has dropped to $100 and $150, respectively.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Steve Wilkinson

    Joined: Dec 1969




  1. twendel

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Half of the Story

    This pricing only applies to qualified customers. If you upgraded your phone last year (and extended your contract an additional year), you are not qualified for the prices in this article. Instead you have to pay up to $499 (32 gig). This seems to be the unsubsidized price of an iPhone. But wait, it also appears you have to extend your contract again. If I pay the unsubsidized price, why should I have to make any change to my existing contract?
    AT&T has consistently displayed an arrogant disregard for its best customers. Their ridiculous pricing schemes combined with premium prices for their wireless service is unacceptable. I wouldn't want to be an AT&T stockholder when the iPhone is unbundle from AT&T exclusive service contract.

  1. Fast iBook

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I agree, there should be a low cost upgrade fee, if you are within 10 months of the origination date of the contract, return current phone after activating iPhone at att or apple store or RMS w/ fedex, or else get a bill for the regular price.

    The issue isn't really current iPhoners wanting to upgrade, it's people not respecting that a 2 year contract is not a bad deal when you get a 400-600 dollar phone for $199.99... Yea yea, monthly costs, i'm talking about OWNING the device after the contract expires or is extended/amended by other actions. I loved owning my razr after my first contract was up, i recently lent it to my brother for 5 bucks till he can get a new phone.

    People need to take a break and really look at what they have in their hand vs 15-20 years ago. It's f***ing star trek man. PTT, MMS, visual voicemail, all these techs involved will grow improve and evolve over time till in about 10 years we will have a star trek style tablets that everyone has wet dreams about. Till then, take a chill pill. I'm HAPPY, enamored, more than satisfied and lucky to be with my iPhone 3G. I don't need all the upgrades. I can wait 2 years and get the phone after the next one, for $199.99.

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