So, I've heard from a number of "tech pundits" that Apple cutting the price of the iPhone 3G to $99 allows for a new group of consumers to buy the phone who could not previously afford it.
That doesn't make any sense to me. I have an iphone 3G, and the initial cost ($299) wasn't that horrible. What is horrible is what AT&T charges per month. Before taxes, I'm shelling out $75. After taxes it is over $90 (thanks Cook County!).
How many people cannot afford to shell out $199 for a phone but can afford a $90 a month phone bill? Not very many I bet.