The Apple iPhone 3G S goes on sale Friday morning. Fans of the iPhone have been waiting for this day for several months after the announcement was made of a new iPhone, and the time has finally arrived. The new Apple iPhone 3G S sales will be starting at 7 A.M. at Apple and AT&T stores and it is expected to be a very big deal for consumers. Friday’s launch of Apple’s third generation iPhone is expected to increase sales of Apple products by quite a ways, but it still remains to be seen just how many iPhone’s will end up being sold in the opening days and weeks of sales. The Apple iPhone 3G S comes along about 2 years after the first iPhone.
When the first Apple iPhone went on sale back in June of 2007, people were extremely excited, and it was a really big deal to be able to own one of the new Apple iPhone’s. They were also pretty expensive right out of the gate, and with the combination of purchasing the iPhone as well as the services attached to it, the price-point for the first Apple iPhone was a little too high for some consumers. The high price level has come down a tad since that day, and now the Apple 3G S is expected to be much more affordable than its predecessor. The question is whether the current economy could stunt early sales of the phone.
The price point for the new Apple iPhone 3G S is said to be $199.99 for people that already have an AT&T contract. So they will basically be moving over to the new Apple iPhone and keeping their current accounts. It will take a new 2-year contract to get that good price though, and some of the features cost extra per month if you want full access to everything the iPhone has to offer. This includes a media plan to pay for unlimited text messaging and unlimited internet during the ownership of the Apple iPhone. Accessories will also be a hot commodity, as people seek to purchase nice new cases and adapters for their fancy new toy.
The Apple iPhone 3G S is doing well to hit stores during the summer, and by keeping the new iPhone very similar to the previous model, it will give people a sense of safety in the purchase. That likeness may also turn off some consumers though, who will find that their old iPhone is good enough if they are going to have one. The new Apple iPhone 3G S looks exactly the same, but has a lot working for it behind the scenes with faster loading speeds, a better graphics chip, and the ability to do more than all of the previous models. All that is certainly going to lead to some long lines at Apple and AT&T stores when the sales of the new Apple iPhone 3G S kick off on June 19th.