Apple’s been great about keeping their product offerings simple and straight forward. Historically, the biggest question when deciding on which Apple computer to purchase was:
Do I want the power & storage of a desktop or the portability of a laptop?
Even today, the prices between a 2.4GHz iMac and a similarly spec’d 2.0GHz Mac Book differ by only $125 ($1274 vs $1399 respectively).
At that price difference portability easily wins over processor speed.
Today, the same dilemma exists between the iPhone and the iPod Touch.
Do I want the power & storage of the iPod Touch or the persistent connection of the iPhone?
16GB iPhone: $1979.751
16GB iPod Touch: $299
Wow. I didn’t expect that.
Since I’m not excited about being an AT&T customer again and am good with WiFi as my network – I guess it’s not really a dilemma. Huh.
1. $299 + (($30 AT&T iPhone data plan + $39.99 AT&T 450 min/mn voice plan) * 24 month contract).