iPhone’s monthly rate plan revealed

3 iPhones in the wild?: source – 9to5mac.com

Rate plans for iPhone finally arrive and the news isn’t good for Aussies.

Apple has finally released the rate plans in the US for the iPhone and as predicted you need to be connected with AT&T to use most iPhone features.

From the chart: Minimum new 2-year wireless service plan and activation fee required to activate iPhone features including iPod; plans are subject to AT&T credit approval.

If you are in the US however all the plans come with unlimited data (email and web) which is a good thing and should help people get the most out of the phones built-in Safari web browser.

Look out for the first iPhone reviews today

Some of the top IT journos in the US have iPhones to play with. Look out for the reviews here and here in the next few hours.

iPhone to be activated at home rather than in-store.

Apple announced today iPhone activation would take place in the comfort of the users’ homes rather than in-store. From the press release: “Users will be able to activate their new iPhone in the comfort and privacy of their own home or office without having to wait in a store while their phone is activated†said Steve Jobs Apple’s CEO. “There are tens of millions of people in the US who already know how to sync their iPods with iTunes and syncing their new iPhone with iTunes works the same way.â€

Video tutorial. iPhone 2.0 already?

Apple has posted a helpful video tutorial on how to make it happen. TUAW points out that at 6:15 the capacity meter in iTunes shows an 80 GB capacity John Gruber over at Daring Fireball has a number of explanations as to why this might be the case

Three iPhones sitting in a tree…

9to5mac has spotted 3 iPhones in the wild. Are they real? You be the judge.

Two of Apple’s favourite pundits have their say

Check out these reviews by David Pogue in NY Times and Walt Mossberg of Wall Street Journal.