iPhone 3G priced at $199 Worldwide

iPhone 3G priced at $199 Worldwide

The WWDC 2008 has finally concluded (slept thru it last night after a boring start) and Apple has finally announced a brand new iPhone 3G with GPS. New features are expected but Steve Jobs realized they can’t sell more until they cut the price in half — so now it’s just $199 (with 2-year contract!), worldwide, including the Philippines.

Coming out this July 2008, the iPhone 3G has GPS, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, and EDGE capability.

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The new iPhone 3G will come in two colors and two storage models — black, white, 8GB and 16GB. Still with just 2MP camera and there seems to be no front panel video camera for making 3G calls.


According to the Globe Telecom press release, the Apple iPhone 3G will be available to all post-paid and pre-paid subscribers. It could be as early as July or maybe as late as September of this year.

At $199, give or take 50% on taxes and tariffs, it will end up somewhere around Php13,500 a pop. Not bad, eh? The 16GB model goes for $299.

My guess is that Globe Telecom will offer iPhone 3G Post-Paid Plan that will include unlimited Globe Visibility service for an additional Php1,500 to Php2,000 a month. It will be a sweet deal.

Again, does that come with iTunes in the Philippines? What’s definite though is that the App Store will be available in the Philippines.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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46 Responses

  1. Erin says:

    nice, but can it be used as a 3G modem? if it can be, i might consider this model as my next phone (whenever my K618i croaks its final adieu).


  2. ralph says:

    sir abe san po ako makabili nyan kung sakali
    andito na sa ph

  3. Pacute says:

    I watched the keynote of Steve Jobs about this iPhone 3G a while ago at CNN. I’m very excited to have this phone!

  4. yuga says:

    @Erin, i think App developers can create an application that will make the iPhone 3G a hotspot so you can share net connection via Wifi.

    @ralph, Globe Telecom will exclusively sell the new iPhone 2.0

  5. The price is so seductive… (Sorry for the shortage of words in my vocabulary :D )

  6. yuga says:

    @Pinoy Apostolic — yeah, actually I think it’s the cheap price that really made the news for the new iPhone.

  7. ric gomez says:

    no, im happy with the first iphone, whats 3g lakas lang kumain ng load nyan wifi is more faster and i dont believe na below 10k lang ang price dito nyan maybe around 20k plus all the taxes ipapatong dyan.

  8. @kuya ric
    3G is more flexible in terms of mobile devices (w/c is why it’s there instead of laptops). With this price, I just stopped considering a new Lens for my DSLR.
    Steve Jobs just made my day.

  9. whoaaaa…ammura na nga ng iphone…mas affordable kumpara date :-)

  10. KristoV says:

    Time to replace my 6 year old 3310 :D

  11. Tess says:

    I’m interested in buying one. but i’m concerned about the monopoly of globe on the phone. I’m planning to go back to US with this phone and i want to use it with my US number too (but i’m sure they had it simlocked.) Does anybody know how to address this?

  12. Tess says:

    I’m interested in buying one. I live in the Phils. but i’m really concerned about the monopoly of globe telecom on the phone. I’m planning to go back to US with this phone and i want to use it with my US number too (but i’m sure they had it simlocked.) Does anybody know how to address this?

  13. paoooo says:

    so. mgkano po ung price nia?.. as in 35,000 tlgah?

  14. paoooo says:

    is the price in us dollars?

  15. gian says:

    actually sa us they sell 199 coz may monthly na dagdag sa payment nila na 10 dollars
    dati monthly nila 60 dollars after paying 499
    pero ngayun 70 dollars na babayaran after bilhin ung iphone ng 199. so times 24 kc 24 months or two years contract. kaya may ptong na 240 dollars kaya magiging 439 dollars for 8gb and 539 for 16gb.. ganun dn

  16. Celest says:

    I have a feeling that everyone would be owning and iPhone in the Philippines by the time it hits the stores. Now, that’s a downer.

  17. yoshee says:


  18. Ronee Ariola says:

    Nice.. Hope this will be released ASAP

  19. albert says:

    san poba makakabili ng iphone 3g?? merun ako 15.000 allawance ko lng po yon eh… san po ba….??

  20. Sana magkaroon sa smart. Pero wala nga siyang camera for doing 3G calls no. Paano kaya yun?

  21. cezk says:

    WTH,just get the phone release and let’s rock ‘n roll!LOL

  22. makulet says:

    it’s already released. visit the globe telecom homepage. they got all the information there. btw, the 8g costs near P42k … too expensive.

  23. junie says:

    for example sa US bibili nung iphone 3g magkano yung total na babayaran and may naka-unlock na ba nun sa pinas?

  24. makulet says:

    you can’t just get the selling price of iphone3g in the US converted in Philippine Peso. the price offered which is $199 is with contract at At&t. just buy from globe but its too expensive. read my post and go to globe’s website all the infos are there.

  25. makulet says:

    to albert..mangarap ka man ng dilat wala pa sa kalahati yang 15k mo para makabili ng iphone 3g dito sa pinas

  26. katcher says:

    mag-samsung omnia nalang kyo, masmaganda pa sa iphone 3G. available na ito sa samsung SM north edsa.

  27. Geogetski666 says:

    yup got an samsung i900 omnia was waiting for the iphone 3g but after i saw globes plan and the price of the iphone 3g overkill damn grabe presyo nila hehe para kang tinutukan ng baril hehe and i’m loving my samsung omnia even more saved more than 10k and has more features and software availability than iphone’s overated 3g phone hehe pag ako sa inyo mag samsung omnia na kayo mas mura na 5 megapixel pa camera at mas marami features :)

  28. let says:

    hi… can the iphone 3g jailbreak be used in the philippines?

  29. gian says:

    SAMSUNG OMNIA rocks!

    ampanget ng iphone3G kumpara don!

    pangalan lang binabayaran jan..

    pero yung features di hamak ang lamang ng samsung omnia!!!!


  30. Monette says:

    maganda talaga ang omnia..kaya lang biglang nagtaas sila ng price..imagine 3thou? parang hindi na worth para lang sa phone diba?

  31. adelantado says:

    Sobrang mapagsamantala talaga mga pinoy,ang lagi mag patong ng presyo.mga taga greenhills mga manloloko lang yan,pag kumuha ka sakanila ng phone for sure mahal na defective pa!ganyan sila sobrang manloloko at every week nagpapalit sila ng location ng pwesto nila para di mo na malalaman kung san mo binili yun ksi pag bumalik ka wla na sila sa dati nilang pwesto!!!

  32. mamamamam says:

    para di ka maloko kuhanin mo contact no. nila ang name ng mayari.. e di pagnaloko ka.. pagtanongtanong mO.. ganun ang ginagawa namin.. hehehe..tsaka wala namang problem sa kanilang tinda..

  33. Johnmark says:

    how much the price now iphone 3G 8g and where i can purchase? im here now in davao.thank u

  34. TanongPO says:

    Saan po ba mabibili and iphone?? my Wi-FI ba ang samsong omania at mabilis???

  35. Marvin says:

    san po mkabili ng iPhone ???? ASAP padala na ung ans kse buy na ko as soon as possible …

  36. ronald says:

    may samsung Jet ako..pero ayaw magkonak sa internet bulok yata itong JET SAMSUNG…iphone killer daw e….the only thing that it kills e is “ITSELF”………………!!! THIS PHONE SUCKS…in browsing the internet di man lang makapasok kahit isang split segundo BULOOOOOOOK

  37. angelo says:

    where can i buy brand new iphone 3gs?
    no plans in globe either smart

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