Never thought I would be writing this, but I am actually considering an iPhone now that the iPhoneSIMFree is available on line for $50.
Let me explain myself before you shoot me down in flames:
I will in all probability buy a new iPod Touch, in which case I will be paying either Â£199 for the 8GB orÂ£269 for the 16GB.
However because of the current exchange rate I could get an iPhone for $349 for a refurbished 8GB, $299 for the 4GB or $399 for the 8GB. When I add the $50 for the SIMFree license that makes the prices $399, $349 and $449 respectively.
So with the current exchange rate that works out as something like: Â£175, Â£150 and Â£225 for an unlocked iPhone.
Comparison wise this makes the 8GB iPod Touch Â£199 or the 8GB iPhone Â£175.
So what do you think? My inclination is to wait and see that the SIMFree works OK and see if the 8GB price drops further in the US when they announce the iPhone in Europe which in all probability will include a 16GB version as well. I don’t see a 16GB making any difference to the one I would get as to me 8 or 16 is academic in that they are both too small to be my sole iPod (the 5G 60GB iPod lives on in that role), but both will do the job I have in mind equally well so 8GB is going to be just fine.
Of course I will need to enlist the help of a friend to buy the iPhone, and check that the IMEI number is compatible. If it isn’t the phone goes back to Apple. If it is I buy the unlock code, friend checks that it works, again if it doesn’t restore iPhone to original state and return, then hopefully with everything working iPhone gets shipped.
As the shipping costs are going to take the overall price up I reckon I could cover those by buying Sands iPod Nano in the US at the same time and save some money that way, that will go towards the cost of shipping them both over – separately and as gifts of course!
Have discussed this with Sands and the theory got a thumbs up. Need to keep an eye on exchange rates as ideally would like to be doing this in November – effectively our Christmas presents.
So flaws, thoughts, what you reckon ……… what have I missed. On the basis that the iPhone does everything that the iPod Touch will do and more this seems a cool plan to me!
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