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Apple is selling the iPhone 3G on the Apple Store website in Hong Kong, citing that the phones “can be activated with any wireless carrier,” reports Macworld.com.
The Apple Store in Hong Kong is retailing 8GB and 16GB iPhone 3G devices for approximately $700 – $800 U.S., according to Macworld. The article also reports that the store is advertising that the phone is compatible with any carrier: “Simply insert the SIM from your current phone into iPhone 3G and connect to iTunes 8 to complete activation.”
Macworld reports that the iPhone 3G was available in Hong Kong on July 11, and is supported by Hutchison Telecommunications. The least expensive monthly plan rate offered by Hutchinson Telecommunications is HK$2,938 for the 8GB model and HK$3738 for the 16GB model, both on which include a two-year contract at HK$188 per month, reports MacWorld.
Cygnett, a company that specializes in MP3 accessories, recently announced the upcoming US release of its GrooveTooth Talk hands-free speaker system for Bluetooth enabled phones, including the iPhone 3G. The GrooveTooth device will allow users to talk while they drive without having their mobile phone in hand, and features noise suppression, echo cancellation and numerous hours of battery life for increased talk-time.
This hands-free speaker phone device allows users to drive without the use of ear pieces that may block the sound of traffic noises such as emergency vehicles, according to a press release from the company. Devices like the GrooveTooth Talk have become increasingly necessarily in areas where hand-held cellular phone use during driving has been banned, such as California, Connecticut, and New York. This coming fall, Ontario will propose legislation to make hands-on cell phone use while driving illegal.
The GrooveTooth will be available on September 1 at www.cygnett.com, and will sell for about $80 US.
iLuv, a company dedicated to the design and distribution of iPod accessories, announced today the availability of their new iPhone 3G cases.
The line consists of a total of four cases, ranging in price from $12.99 to $24.99. The iCC71 Silicone Case protects the iPhone 3G from scratches with a slim-fitting protective casing. The iCC72 Two-Tone Silicone case is similar to the aforementioned product, but features a two -toned colouring. Both the iCC73 Acrylic Protective Case and the iCC74 Crystal Hard Case provide scratch protection for both the body and the screen of the iPhone 3G.
Griffin Technology has just announced the availability of a new application for the iPhone, iPhone 3G and the iPod Touch. Lucky 7 Slots, a Vegas-style slot machine game, is offered exclusively though Apple’s App Store and iTunes.
Lucky 7 Slots is the second in a series of applications that Griffin Technology will be making available through the Apple App Store. The applications are also available to download directly onto the iPhone or via iTunes.
The game play of Lucky 7 Slots is simple – just place a bet to start playing. The machine starts the game with 1000 credits and allows players to use between one to three credits a spin. When a player is finished, Lucky 7 Slots keeps track of the winnings.
The Lucky 7 Slot game is priced at $1.99 and is now available for download at Apple’s App Store.
Research firm iSuppli has discovered the iPhone 3G costs just $174.33 in pure manufacturing costs, less than what it look to build the original first generation iPhone, according to an article that appeared on appleinsider.com.
In fact, according to iSuppli, the iPhone 3G cost Apple $53 less to manufacture than the last version of the iPhone, despite the inclusion of chips for 3G data and GPS capabilities.
The cost of materials does not include shipping the phone, selling it, or creating the software for it, but iSuppli said that the cheap design is part Apple’s short-term goal to establish a large market share early in the iPhone’s history, according to Apple Insider.
The new iPhone 3G has many of the same parts as the previous model, including the Samsung processor. Apple also saves money by using one durable circuit board versus the two tightly connected ones featured in the old iPhone, according to the article.
About $50 in licenses for patents and intellectual property is factored into the price, as well as an assumed unsubsidized cost of $499 for an 8GB model of the phone.
Apple, however, is thought to be getting as much as $300 in subsides from AT& T (the service provider for the iPhone in the United States) for every costumer that buys the device for the $199 price. That works out to about 55 per cent profit margin before accounting costs for marketing and software, according to Apple Insider.
Griffin Technology has just announced the general availability of its protective cases and additional accessories for the iPhone 3G. Griffin will be offering several cases for the iPhone 3G, and accessories that range from earphones to stereo adapters.
The Wave for the iPhone 3G features wave-shaped contours that overlap and interlock to provide enhanced security and protection. The Nu Form case with Easy Dock is a slim, hard-shell protector that allows users to easily sync the device with a dock by sliding a door at the bottom of case. The Elan Clip features a genuine leather outer case wrapped around a durable polycarbonate shell. It also features a belt clip that can lock into an extended position to act as a stand while watching movies on your iPhone 3G.
Tune Buds are headphones designed specifically for the iPhone 3G that promise to produce clear sound and deep bass. Tune Buds come in a variety of bud sizes to best suit individual ear shape. StereoConnect is a simple, one-cable accessory that allows the iPhone 3G to be connected to a home entertainment system.
All of the above products are priced between $19.99 and $39.99. The items can be purchased at major retailers across the country, or at www.griffintechnology.com.
For those Canadians baffled by the plans Fido and Rogers are offering for the iPhone 3G, I thought I’d offer some perspective by posting what AT&T is charging Americans for purchasing and using the iPhone 3G:
$69.99 for 450 voice minutes, unlimited data and 5000 evening and weekend minutes
$89.99 for 900 voice minutes, unlimited data and unlimited evening and weekend minutes
$109.99 for 1350 voice minutes, unlimited data and unlimited evening and weekend minutes
$129 for unlimited voice, data and evenings and weekends.
Unlimited text can be added for $20/month, $15 for 1500 messages or $5 for 200.
People who have purchased an iPhone before the 3G release will be able to upgrade for $199 (8GB) or $299 (16GB). The iPhone 3G (without the upgrade) will cost AT&T customers $399 for the 8GB model or $499 for the 16GB model. Both phones require a new two-year service agreement with one of the plans mentioned above. AT&T have said that a no-commitment version of the phone will be released, but not until after the initial launch. The no-commitment phones will cost $599 and $699, according to an article that appeared on www.engadget.com.
While the American version of the plans for the iPhone look better than the Canadian ones, consumers will still have to fork over a ton of cash for this techno-gadget. Even on the cheapest plan, users will be paying close to $850 a year to use their phone, and that’s not even including text messaging. That being said, AT&T customers on the ‘cheap plan’ get a lot more than Rogers customers on the comparable plan, which costs only $10 less a month. The cheapest Roger’s plan, at $60/month, offers 150 anytime minutes, 75 outgoing SMS, and 400 MB data, free evenings after 9pm.
ezGear, a marketer of iPod accessories, just announced the release of two new ezSkin cases for the Apple iPhone 3G. The two new cases are the ezSkin Landau and ezSkin Plus. The cases are made of a high-quality silicon material, and are coated to be as smooth as possible to repel dirt and dust. All ezSkin cases allow for full access to buttons, screens, ports and scrolls.
Every ezSkin for iPhones come with a thin screen protector that allows for the touch screen function to still work. Additional silicon is built into the case, which cushions pressure from the use pressing buttons on the iPhone.
The ezSkin Landau for iPhone 3G is a slim, full featured protective device. This case also provides full protector to the whole device, but is designed to not add any extra bulk to your phone.
The ezSkin Plus comes with a belt clip for easy access to your iPhone while on the move. The ezSkin plus also provides protection to every surface of the iPhone, and has a ezButton feature for volume, power and home buttons.
The ezSkin covers will be selling for around $20 US, and will be shipping July 8, 2008.
Griffin Technology, a hardware company that specializes in iPod accessories, has announced the development of new cases for Apple’s iPhone 3G. The cases will be designed specifically for the latest version of the iPhone, set to be released on July 11, 2008.
Griffin Technology will be releasing a total of four new cases for the iPhone 3: Wave, Nu Form, Elan Form and Elan Clip.
The Wave features wave-shaped contours that overlap and interlock, and has a double-helix closure that provides more surface area to hold the two halves of the case together. The Nu Form case is hard-shell and impact-resistant, and features a thin, ridged screen protector that prevents fingerprints, smudges and scratches. The Elan Form is a hard shell leather case designed to clip around the iPhone 3G. The Elan Form incorporates Griffin Technology’s Easy Dock design, allowing users to easily clip the iPod into a dock without removing the case. Finally, the Elan Clip is also a hard shell leather case, and is attached to belt clip that rotates 180 degrees. The clip also locks into a longer position, so it can be used as a stand while watching movies on your iPhone.
All of the iPhone cases will be available at major retail stores (including Apple stores), and will be selling for $24.99 – $29.99.