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New iPhone 2010: Price and Tariff Predictions

We can now be certain that Steve Jobs will announce a new iPhone at WWDC 2010 – what the official name will be we do not know. The name that most of us assume will be 4G as it is the fourth-generation iPhone, but this has already caused confusion as this could mislead consumers into thinking that it will come with 4G technology – which it will not.

Other suggested names include the iPhone Pro or HD – but we still like 4G. Many questions about the new iPhone for 2010 have already been answered thanks to Gizmodo, but two questions unanswered is the price of the new handset along with AT&T tariffs.

There is no reason why AT&T would wish to change its tariffs – it is the price of the new iPhone that has everyone guessing. We have hit on the subject briefly that Apple and AT&T could reduce the price of the new iPhone – we wonder for what reason and could this really happen?

You can look at all the facts and figures of the previous versions of the iPhone and how much they cost at launch, but things are very different now because of Google Android. Yes there is speculation that the iPhone 4G or whatever it will be called is cheaper to manufacturer but it is the constant bombardment of Android that will dictate how much the handset will cost.

Google seem relentless in the amount of handsets that run on its Android OS, such as the HTC Droid Incredible and the EVO 4G. These two smartphones will have a huge share of the smartphone market by the end of the year, and Apple knows this. It has to be for this reason that Apple will be forced to reduce the price of the new iPhone – what that price will be is anyone’s guess.

How much would you be willing to pay for the new 2010 iPhone?

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