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Are you gonna buy a v2 3G GPS iPhone?

Goodness Gracious Great balls of Fire!

The new iPhone hit with a huge KAPOWWW today. The coolest thing is that they are finalllly releasing it in Canada! (& Australia =0)

Just wanted to know what you think about the new iPhone. Are you gonna buy one? If so what feature sold you on buying the iPhone. 8gB or 16gB? White or Black? Oh and are you leaving a carrier to switch over to a new iPhone carrier (Rogers in Canada)?

Aannd if you already have the first iPhone, what are you gonna do with it? Sell it? Throw it in your junk drawer? Make some awesome modern art?

PS. Snow Leopards are super neat animals, but the name itself is a bit of a mouthful to reference all the time. Wonder what teh internets will do with that… S-L3p. sn0pard…

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    Tawcan
    June 10, 2008 at 10:16 AM

    I’ll wait and see how much Rogers charge on the data rate first before I decide whether to get an iPhone or not.

    Although for $199 you get a phone and an iPod. Pretty good deal it seems.

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    Ducho
    June 10, 2008 at 11:44 AM

    I´ll wait for the “iphone nano”, i think the normal iphone its a little bit big for carry every where…

    not date of release, but the iphone dont full my expectatives yet…

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    Brad Ruggles
    June 10, 2008 at 2:25 PM

    Oh man, I would so drop Verizon like a bad habit if I could. Just 14 more months….

    I’m hoping they’ll have at least a 30gb iPhone by then.

    Brad Ruggles // http://www.bradruggles.com

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    Faruk Ates
    June 10, 2008 at 4:48 PM

    Yes. Gonna buy me some sweet and sexy 16GB Blackness once it’s available. And I’ll resell my old 1st gen to semi-subsidize it. ;)

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    Raul
    June 10, 2008 at 6:14 PM

    I *might* buy the iPhone – but Rogers is offering a total ripoff!

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    Joey Wendt
    June 10, 2008 at 6:47 PM

    Im going to try to get my hands on one. Probably going to go with the 16gb white one unless I see the black one in person and change my mind. I have a black ipod now and all I ever see is my grimy handprints all over it.

    Which one are you getting?

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    dave
    June 10, 2008 at 10:20 PM

    Yes :-) and now, iPhone comes into Switzerland….. finally

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    Dan
    June 11, 2008 at 12:57 AM

    36 month contracts!?! HAHAHAHA!!! As if the phone would even last that long under normal use!

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    Warren Frey
    June 11, 2008 at 5:29 AM

    I’ll probably buy it if the data package is decent, though we all know how likely that is with Rogers running the show. I have the older one, hacked of course, and other than the 3G speed and the GPS, revirginizing it for 2.0 would make it almost the same phone. Still, at $299 for the 16 gigger, I might just pick it up anyway and give my girlfriend the old phone.

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    Dave
    June 11, 2008 at 9:53 AM

    3G iPhone = Want. I have a BlackJack II and I’m not too crazy about it. However, I’m hearing all kinds of ramblings about the price of the data plans being increased. Supposedly, this will more than unbalance the super sweet $199 price. *sigh*

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    Faruk Ates
    June 11, 2008 at 10:08 AM

    Dan: why wouldn’t it? No indications at all that the phones aren’t typically that durable, in fact, there’s tons of evidence that the iPhone is far more durable than most other phones.

    Dave: unlimited 3G Data plans are an additional $10 / month; it would be unfair otherwise to 1st gen (EDGE-only) iPhone owners.

    And yes, that offsets the price drop over the course of the 24-month contract, but I suspect that the amount of usage and satisfaction you’ll get out of it is going to be worth it. :-)

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    RBeezy
    June 11, 2008 at 12:50 PM

    I’m buying two: one for odd days and one for even days.

    all hail la telefono jesus!

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    steelie
    June 11, 2008 at 4:52 PM

    @Dan: Told ya. ;^)

    From the Rogers website:
    Starting July 11, iPhone 3G will sell for $199 for the 8Gb model and $299 for the 16Gb
    model, on a three-year plan. More details on price plans and retail availability will be available soon.

    (The June 9, 2008 article at https://your.rogers.com/investorrelations/news_wireless.asp)

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    Ryan Ray
    June 11, 2008 at 5:16 PM

    I am definitely getting one. I sold mine exactly three weeks ago hoping they would be released on the 9th, you can read about it on my website and what I did to survive those three weeks. Now it’s a whole month to go without an iPhone!! I can’t decide if I like white or black or 8GB or 16GB. I don’t need space for music, I have my 160GB iPod for that but what about the app store and how big will those apps be?! apparently they are guessing around 10 MB? If it’s smaller you can buy them over the cell network, it not you have to over Wifi. Only time will tell if I should get 8GB or 16GB. But I think I will get black

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    Dan
    June 12, 2008 at 1:58 AM

    @Faruk Because I don’t treat my phone like a 3000 year old ming vase. I keep it in my pocket and sometimes theres other things in there. I drop it from time to time, I throw it on the table when I get home, I use it in the rain. If it could stand a whole 3 years of that, then bravo apple, but no phone I’ve ever owned thusfar has been able to.

    It’s not that i’m not careful, I don’t go out of my way to do any of these things nor do I do any of them to excess. I just consider these circumstances to be part of actually getting on with using your phone and not keeping it in a dust cover and carrying it around on a velvet cushion.

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    Dan
    June 12, 2008 at 2:14 AM

    Oh, and I forgot to add, even if the physical hardware lasted that long, how out-of-date will your shiny iPhone be in THREE YEARS!? If I still had my phone from three years ago it would be a laughing stock!

    Even if they gave me the damn thing for free and on a £20 a month tariff I wouldn’t take it just for the fact that after one year the thing would be out of date, after two it would be massively out of date and after three years, assuming you’ve not broken it, it would be practically a museum piece.

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    Kaysha
    June 12, 2008 at 4:57 AM

    I’m getting the 16gb white the day it comes out in France or in the UK unlocked of course

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    Dan
    June 12, 2008 at 8:53 AM

    OK.. been looking into the proposed O2 UK price plans and I’m actually starting to come around….

    http://www.minute44.com/archives/153

    *prepares to take flak for pretty much doing a 180*

    *hides*

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    Faruk Ates
    June 12, 2008 at 9:07 AM

    @Dan,
    I don’t treat my iPhone with particular grace or care either — it’s often in my pocket with other (metal) things, I’ve dropped it a bunch of times, and so forth. 9~ months in of that and it’s still great, sure the back isn’t as shiny and unblemished (at all) anymore but the front side (which matters most) is as good as new. I honestly think that the hardware could last another 25 months of this without becoming totally bust.

    However, agreed that in two years the first model will be much less appealing (but still way more appealing than your average feature phone, even by then!) as there’ll be newer iPhone models at that point. Still, I know people who used their first– or second-gen iPods for many many years, despite the newer models being out. I don’t think it’ll be that much different with the iPhone.

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    Marisol
    June 23, 2008 at 4:50 PM

    I really want the new iPhone but don’t think that I will get it. I don’t have 3G in my area and am perfectly happy with my current iphone. Although the black one is soooo nice.

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    Brandice
    June 30, 2008 at 7:36 AM

    I’m buying a new one! Not sure what color, but it’ll be 8 GB I think and my husband is giving me $100 toward the new one so that he can have my old one. :) w00t!

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    Chris
    June 30, 2008 at 1:31 PM

    I’m leaning more and more towards it every day.

    BUT NOT FROM ROGERS.

    Unless they seriously rethink their plan pricing and contract requirements. Which, as we all know by now, will NOT happen. Because they’re Rogers.

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