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11 July, 2008

I got my iPhone 3G!

iPhone 3G bag

If you have been reading my blog for the last days (or perhaps weeks), you should notice that I've been talking about iPhones and iPhones. I guess none of you should be surprised that I got an iPhone 3G today. (At least I am sure Don should not be surprised at all.)

The box shot and the SIM card. There in Australia, we have three mobile carriers (Telstra, Optus and Vodafone) authorised to sell iPhone 3G. I decided to stay with Vodafone. As activation was required in Store, I took those photos in Apple Store.

iPhone 3G box and the Vodafone SIM card. Taken in Apple Store, Sydney.

(As usual, more photos follow. Click on the thumbnails for larger photos.)

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I tried to get an iPhone 3G from Optus World this morning, but they offer to pre-registered customers who paid $100 in advance first. Somehow I did not get a chance, so I went to queue outside Apple Store (Sydney). They sell iPhone 3G with all three carriers (contracts only). And I decided to stay with Vodafone. Same old mobile number, I was on PrePay plan before.

Getting an iPhone 3G requires great patience. The queue was sort of long, and the (mobile carriers') systems were short of slow under such heavy traffic load. It took about 1hr to get the contract ready. The Optus queue was surprisingly long, I'd say about 80+% people in Apple Store Sydney want the contract with Optus, hardly none wants Telstra (in comparison).

This is the photo of iPhone 3G contents:
iPhone 3G contents

Some of you should remember that I bought an iPod touch (32GB, personalised) in early March. Photo of iPod touch vs iPhone 3G.

iPod touch (with invisibleSHIELD on) vs iPhone 3G (still under the protective plastic)

More iPhone 3G vs iPod touch photos. iPhone 3G was still in its plastic wrap, and the iPod touch was with invisibleSHIELD. Photos were taken inside Apple Store Sydney.
iPhone 3G vs iPod touchiPhone 3G vs iPod touchiPhone 3G vs iPod touch
Now, the iPhone 3G does everything that iPod touch does (and more). Do I regret getting an iPod touch? No.

The iPhone 3G I got is a black 16GB model.

I also bought iPhone 3G dock home.
iPhone 3G Dock

I have pre-ordered the InvisibleSHIELD for iPhone 3G. Before the invisibleSHIELD arrives, I have to be very careful with it.

Review of iPhone 3G? I am sure you can read it from many other places. Right now, I need to get some lunch first and I am going to with the new iPhone 3G after. (I woke up at 5.01am this morning for the iPhone 3G hopeful queuing.)

It was very cold here in Sydney's winter. Even at mid-day, it was cooler than queuing outside Apple Store for the grand opening.

(To Don: Antony is poor.)

This entry has Lightbox effect enabled. Click on the thumbnails for larger photos.

Updated (7.42pm): added more photos and additional information.

Related blog entries:
Vodafone releases iPhone 3G pricing (9 July 2008)
exciting week (7 July 2008)
Optus released iPhone 3G prices (3 July, 2008)
Telstra to sell iPhone 3G confirmed, price released (1 July, 2008)
iPhone 3G news update (21 June, 2008)
iPhone 3G is coming to Autralia, finally (11 June 2008)
it's confirmed: 5pm 19th June (10 June, 2008)
3G iPhone is finally coming to Australia? (10 April 2008)

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Posted by Antony on 11 July 2008 2:12 PM | iPod/iPhone/iPad, photos
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Wow, congratulations Antony! I'm so envious!
Posted by Jo-Ann on 11 July 2008 3:03 PM.
I still maintain that I don't want or need anything more than my $27 Motorola v60. Congratulations on getting an iPhone, though, since you had the patience to queue up for one. Just one question - what are you going to do with the iPod Touch?
Posted by Don_HH2K on 11 July 2008 11:45 PM.
Thanks Jo-Ann.
The iPod touch will be used for music and video and anything else that it supports.
Posted by Antony Shen on 12 July 2008 11:27 AM.
hi im glad yopu got your i phone already ,,im finding it hard to get mine im,in mexico and its soexpensive over here its hard t6o get it ,,,,but im trying to get,,,even to get a used one its expensive,,,,,,,but im glad you are talking about your experience with apple ill be talking about mine as soon as i get mine,,,ill be in touch,,,
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