A year and two months ago, a disastrous earthquake struck Haiti, an island country in the Caribbean. To help the people who were struck by this, a coalition of developers came together and donated all of their funds from their apps for a certain time period to the cause. Just
Rumors began today that Apple would begin selling iPhones in the U.S. without an AT&T contract and possibly unlocked. One rumor was confirmed earlier by Gizmodo with an official response from Apple (below), but the speculation of the phones being unlocked turned out to be false.
AT&T has confirmed that it will begin selling contract-less iPhone 3Gs starting next Thursday. As we reported yesterday, each phone will cost $400 more than their subsidized versions at $599 for the 8GB and $699 for the 16GB. The phones will still remain locked to AT&T and will require the standard iPhone data plan.
UK iPhone carrier O2 has finally announced their pay-as-you-go contract prices for the iPhone 3G. Starting September 16, the device will be available without a contract from O2, Apple, and Carphone Warehouse. The unsubsidized price of the device will be £349.99 (US$630) for the 8GB model and £399.99 for the 16GB. Interestingly, this price includes Wi-Fi and data network access for 12 months after activation, and only afterward will users need to sign up for a £10 monthly subscription. However, Apple warns that Visual Voicemail and call merging will not be available on contract-free versions. Thanks for the tip, Ash!