AT&T changes pricing policy on new iPhones

June 18, 2009 3:27:37 PM PDT
Some iPhone customers will now get a break in the price of upgrading to the new iPhone. The iPhone 3GS goes on sale Friday, June 19.

Current iPhone customers criticized AT&T when it announced that only new customers could purchase the new iPhone for $200. AT&T says that price is subsidized by the phone's manufacturer.

Current iPhone customers were going to be charged $400 or more for a new phone unless their service contract was at a point where they qualified for an upgrade.

AT&T now says customers whose contracts would qualify for an upgrade in July, August or September will now be able to purchase the new iPhone at the lower price.