As you know many rumors are suggesting that the iPhone 4G will be released on 2010, if this turns out to be true pricing is going to be a big part of the handset’s success.
Currently AT&T offer the iPhone 3GS 16GB model for $199.99 as part of a 24-month contract, the 32GB model is available on a 24-month contract for $299.
If you want to buy the iPhone 3GS without committing to contract you can purchase it outright for $599 (16 GB), or $699 (32 GB).
There has been a lot of talk of impressive specifications that the iPhone 4G will offer, so far rumors have suggested it will feature an OLED display and two cameras, one of which will be front-facing to allow video-chat.
One other rumor is that the iPhone 4G will feature a removable battery and possibly a memory card slot, if the handset features a memory card slot there will not be as much reason to buy the larger capacity model, which makes you wonder just how legitimate this particular rumor is.
Currently two of Verizon’s most expensive handsets are the Motorola Droid and the Samsung Omnia II at $299.99 (ignoring the $100 online discount) as part of a 24-month contract. To buy these handsets outright you will have to pay $559.99 for the Droid and $579.99 for the Omnia II.
Taking into account that the iPhone 4G should boast significant hardware upgrades compared to the iPhone 3GS, how much would you be willing to pay for the handset (both outright and as part of a 24-month contract)? Personally I feel many customers would not be willing to much more than the current cost of the Omnia II.
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