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WordPress iPhone App Pending — July 21, 2008

WordPress iPhone App Pending

Update: The WordPress iPhone app is out now! Head to iTunes and download it now.

From WordPress for iPhone blog:

Just a quick update that we’ve successfully uploaded the app to the iTunes Store, and the status message “In Review” indicates that the Apple team is conducting their testing procedures. We have not been provided with an ETA — so it could get approved at any time.

The WordPress iPhone app is awesome and I’m sure it’s going to make a lot of people happy. It’s been through a number of rounds of tests so a lot of the prelaunch bugs have been ironed out. Best of all, it is open source, so it may help other budding developers discover how iPhone apps function under the hood.

iPhone 3G Canadian Lineups Start… — July 11, 2008
“Solution to high iPhone prices is not to buy one” — July 8, 2008

“Solution to high iPhone prices is not to buy one”

From The Vancouver Sun:

The petition has attracted attention in Canada and abroad, but it won’t have any effect on Rogers unless consumers follow through with the old-fashioned but simple and reliable strategy for pulling down prices.

If you don’t like the price of an iPhone, don’t buy it. If Rogers finds it has priced itself out of the market, it won’t take a petition to ring in lower prices.

Great bit of advice, if you really want serious change in Canada then nothing speaks greater than a good-ol’ stay-at-home.

iPhone 3G Costs – UK vs USA vs Canada — June 27, 2008

iPhone 3G Costs – UK vs USA vs Canada

The iPhone 3G price plans for Rogers Wireless in Canada were announced today. As per usual it looks as though we are being ripped off compared with the UK and USA.

Not only are you required to sign a 3 year contract, Rogers also nickel and dime you with “system access fees” and making caller display an added extra (what year is this??).

Here’s a nice chart I’ve made that shows the cost breakdown of owning an iPhone in Canada compared with the USA and UK. You’ll be amazed at the difference in cost.

(Click for a larger version)

iPhone 3G Costs

$3,225! And that is just for the basic plan here in Canada. Sheesh. At least it’s here I suppose?

Update: A nice quote from someone over on the ehMac forums:

“So in other words for the same price as the US we get about a third of the text messages, a third of the anytime minutes, no call display, evenings that start at 9 pm instead of 7 pm and an extra contract year. Oh and I almost forgot, 400Mb of data instead of unlimited.”

Update II: What can we do as Canadians? Here’s a couple of things:

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