Hold your breath, it has been reported by many sources that now users would be able to buy iPhone’s without sticking to one carrier for years , yes of course its true and has been reconfirmed with a leaked document from Apple , the document states that Customers purchasing iPhone at full price are no longer required to have an AT&T account or provide a form of ID , and the device salesare limited to one unit per person per day .
The prices for the various models available without contract are :-
- iPhone 3G , 8GB @ $499
- iPhone 3GS, 16GB @ $599
- iPhone 3GS, 32GB @ $699
Upto 5 phones per day can be purchased but with contracts or upgraded price, where you would have to pay few extra dollars for every phone you buy exceeding 1 unit.
And no verification for an active AT&T account required .
But the phone will still be locked to AT&T and can be either used with AT&T without contract (with same plan charges -as stated by AT&T ) or unlocked through iTunes or other unofficial methods for free and later on can be used with other Service providers , the only happening over here is users can cancel the service without any termination fees , and that’s not a big deal anyways .
Maybe AT&T and Apple are planning to move this aged inventory out of the room , for something new in the stores this summer . We guess iPhone 4G , pretty cool but that’s just a guess .