As you all know, the iPhone 4 is officially coming to the Philippines this September (according to a reliable source from Globe Telecom). Now that Jailbreaking is legal (at least in the states), and the possibility to jailbreak and eventually unlock the said device is going to be way way easier than before through Jailbreakme, sales of the iPhone 4 will truly skyrocket.
Some Filipinos are not actually alien anymore to the iPhone 4. In fact, there are already 40 (Philmug recorded) proud owners of the iPhone in the Philippines; and said the iDevice is now being sold (unofficially) in Greenhills. According to a member in Philmug, the iPhone 4 is sold at the following prices:
16gb – 65 to 70
32gb – 75 to 85
16gb – 50 to 55
32gb – 55 to 65[/stextbox]
Noticed the 15,000-20,000 difference? Does it really cost that much to unlock the device now that the latest Ultrasnow can already unlock your iPhone 4? If you still wish to become an early adopter (and not wait until September or October), I suggest that you grab yourself a Bumper to shield you from awe and despair brought about by the infamous “Death Grip”.
Given the steep price tag, I still predict that the Iphone 4 will have high sales volume. However, this prediction has to be founded by a reality check; therefore, a poll is included on the left sidebar and the bottom of this post. Will you really buy the iPhone 4? Hit comments too if you want!
Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of gadgetpilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.