This deal has ended.
For the first time since its June release, the Apple iPhone is now shipping quickly (in 24 hours; it had been 2-4 weeks and then 2-4 business days) at Apple.com. The combo iPod / cell phone / PDA has two sizes (4gb for $499 and 8gb for $599) and three rate plans ($59.99 for 450 minutes, $79.99 for 900 minutes and $99.99 for 1,350 minutes) with unlimited data (email and web), visual voicemail, 200 text messages, rollover minutes and unlimited mobile-to-mobile. I have an iPhone and love it. I'm also paying half as much for voice and data ($60 vs. $125 or so) than I did with my Palm Treo. Shipping is free from Apple.com.