Friday, June 26, 2009

iPhone 3GS available July 10th, more expensive than 3G

By Benedict Wee

Vodafone has just announced via Twitter that the iPhone 3GS will be launched in New Zealand on the 10th of July. What is kinda disappointing is the price of the mobile.

The 16GB iPhone 3GS will cost $1179 with the 32GB version at $1379. Both prices are without contracts and they will announce price plans as the launch date draws closer.

Last year, iPhone 3G cost $979 for the 8GB version while the 16GB was $1129 when it was first launched. This means a $200 and $250 increase in prices respectively. Isn't the Apple pricing structure supposed to remain the same despite the increase in storage space and functionality?

If you are however, interested in the phone you can pre register on their website.


  1. Makes Vodafone's Branded HTC Magic price look better now. Wonder if that is a coincidence?

  2. It does, which makes it ridiculous. Price fixing to allow both phones to exist in the market at the same time is wrong.