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iPhone price range shows carrier’s costs

iPhone price range shows carrier’s costs

Analyst Horace Dedlo of asymco has published a report that takes the newest selection of iPhones, ranging from the iPhone 3GS locked (for free) all the way up to the iPhone 4S 64GB unlocked (for $849) and suggests that this is the first time Apple has offered a real portfolio of choices for consumers. Along with this, he places the prices for unlocked variants on top of a chart for locked variants of the iPhone, showing quite clearly that not only is there a simple nearly-singular price difference between the locked and unlocked versions of each of the different iPhone models. Furthermore, there's a direct correlation between the ASP (average selling price) of the iPhone from just this past quarter and the current price portfolio Apple has for the iPhone now.

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iPhone 4S pre-order stock sold out inside first day of sales

iPhone 4S pre-order stock sold out inside first day of sales

While the only reported sales numbers are coming from AT&T at "200,000 orders", it's clear if you visit any of the three carriers OR the Apple store itself that the iPhone 4S has now completely sold out of its pre-order stock. Have a look at your Apple store online and you'll find that pre-order sales have shifted to 1-2 weeks, this putting shipping dates past the original delivery date quoted on the day of announcement. What this means is that if you'd like to get an iPhone 4S on launch day, you're going to have to head down to one of the three carriers or your local Apple store and set up a tent - camping time, ladies and gentlemen!

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Colbert sends final goodbye to Jobs on iPad 2 he gave him, for free

Colbert sends final goodbye to Jobs on iPad 2 he gave him, for free

It's been undeniably heartwarming to see the outpouring of love and remembrance for Steve Jobs who passed early this week, and today (or last night, rather), one of his biggest fans and greatest allies added to that pile of appreciation with a short segment. In this segment you'll see Colbert show the excellent experience he had with Apple and their intelligent offering of free product to him over the years as well as a personal email Jobs sent to him the night after he showed off his iPad 2, the first iPad 2 owned by a non-Apple-employee, mind you, at the Grammys.

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Apple University: another Steve Jobs legacy

Apple University: another Steve Jobs legacy

The technology world, and certainly the gadget news world, stood still this week as news spread instantly across the web that Steve Jobs had passed away - and today we learn that his legacy will live on - through education. And not just through the products he literally helped invent, ranging from the personal computer to the iPhone, through a school that'll include a training program where company executives present and future will learn how to think and act like their former leader. In "a forum to impart that DNA to future generations", a project will ensure the future of Apple, this effort reportedly lead by former dean of Yale's Business School, Joel Podolny.

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AT&T iPhone 4S limits at one per person

AT&T iPhone 4S limits at one per person

Reports today suggest that the iPhone 4S sales in the USA, or at least at AT&T stores, will be limited to one per person, with no differentiation made between normal sales and existing customer upgrades. In what is said to be an iPhone 4S training document sent out in PDF form to workers, AT&T has made clear that regardless of the purchases of said device being New, Upgrade, or No Commitment, "One device per person" is the limit. All said and done, this is half of what we could buy for the iPhone 4 launch. Not fair, what if I want to buy one for my rabbit?!

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Target Android tablet selection lifted above Apple’s iPad 2

Target Android tablet selection lifted above Apple’s iPad 2

This week Target will be evolving their mobile selection in several places, most notably in the tablet department, where Android tablets will be much closer to the smartphone selection than the iPad 2. For those of you that follow my analytics of the Target department store chain (whose home is right here in sunny Minnesota), you know that I've had more than one conniption fit over both the placement of Android tablets and the arrangement of their entire mobile section in general. Just this morning while picking up some random oddities, I noticed that big red may well have heard my siren call: the Android tablets are now less than 10 feet away from the smartphones.

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Sprint iPhone will have Unlimited Data Plan

Sprint iPhone will have Unlimited Data Plan

In a confirmation that comes less than 24 hours after the first announcement that Sprint would finally, at long last, get their own set of iPhone devices, the 3rd largest mobile carrier in the USA has announced that they'd be working with unlimited data plans for the release. It's been confirmed that these unlimited plans would be starting at just $69.99 and would include unlimited data and 450 voice minutes plus unlimited mobile-to-mobile calling. Look like the deal for you?

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Apple iPhone microUSB adapter appears to pacify EU

Apple iPhone microUSB adapter appears to pacify EU

Apple has quietly added a new iPhone Micro USB Adapter to its accessory line-up, allowing the iPhone 4S along with the iPhone 4, 3GS and 3G to be synchronized or charged via microUSB cable. Currently showing up in the UK Apple Store, and expected to ship by October 14 - the release date for the iPhone 4S - the adapter is presumed to be the company's response to the EU directive standardizing microUSB for charging cellphones.

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iPhone 4S, 3GS, 4 off-contract pricing revealed

iPhone 4S, 3GS, 4 off-contract pricing revealed

So you've got the prices for all the device on-contract, yes? Now we've got the real numbers for you if you plan on running away from the store with a device that's on no contract at all as well. Can you guess what they might be? Let's start with the iPhone 3GS - this device now only comes in one iteration, 8GB, and on-contract you can get it for free if you also commit to a 2-year contract. Sounds like a deal! If you'd like to get this phone OFF contract, you'll be paying a total of $375. An interesting thing to note here is the fact that the "free" model is in stock today while the off-contract model will be delivered and in stores on the 14th of October. Strange!

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