Apple just announced that it will be slashing the price of the 8 GB iPhone model from $599 to $399. What does this mean? I think Job’s realized that the iPhone isn’t worth $599 because it’s more of a multimedia center! AT&T’s sordid wireless network doesn’t help either.
AT& T’s lawyers are trying their very best to fight against UniquePhones who claim to have developed the software than can crack the iPhone. So, this will buy Apple some time to improve it’s security measures before the phone is launched in Europe later this year. But when I stop to think about it, how long can Apple really do something about it? Sooner or later, I’m sure people will be able to get the software that cracks the iPhone.
Another 17 year old in the US also cracked it.
Dropping the price to $399 even before the launch in Europe sounds weird to me. Will I buy it? Umm…may be next year. But not on AT&T’s network for sure 😛
Update: Microsoft slashed Zune’s price by $50! Haha. What a joke. Now the ugly bulky thing costs $199 for a 30 GB model. Seriously, what were they thinking?! The new iPod classic 80 GB model costs only $249. Just 50 bucks more for 50 more GB of data. Zune was a loser even before it was launched. More than Microsoft, I laugh at those people who bought one of those players. They are introducing new models for the holiday season. But will have a LOT of catching up to do to come at par with Apple. Will it ever be able to catch up? I doubt it. Its shares have been looming in the $28-29 range since ages….