Today, the daily grind of iPhone non-news and rumors have brought us some new speculation about the sale price of the iPhone come it's release in June.
It's been well established that the price for the 4GB and 8GB iPhone will be $499 and $599 respectively, when the purchaser agrees to a 2 year contract (or contract extension) with Apple's iPhone release partner, AT&T. Higher prices for customers hoping to purchase a mobile phone without signing a contract are the norm in the industry. Service providers sell many phone models for 1-2 hundred dollars more for contract vs. non-contract pricing. Rumors surfacing today from a technology blog, Technojunkie, indicate that a AT&T/Cingular salesperson provided them with non-contract prices of $899 and $999 (4GB/8GB).
This represents a large increase over previously rumored non-contract prices of $699 and $799.