Vent It: Apple's iPhone -- Will you buy it?

Telstra and Optus have both released their iPhone plans. Will you rush out and buy one?

Australia will be among the first countries to receive the new iPhone 3G which hits the shelves next Friday, July 11. An 8GB and 16GB model will be available in either black or white, and on a variety of pre-paid and contract plans.

Telstra and Optus have both released their range of pricing plans for the new iPhone 3G, with only Vodafone yet to come to the party.

3 Mobile is the only Australian mobile carrier not offering the new iPhone, but hopes its online Web petition will convince Apple to allow it to sell it very soon.

The much anticipated iPhone 3G has end users and corporate types alike salivating over its new features and enterprise functionality.

(See Apple's 30-minute online video guided tour of the iPhone 3G, and the slideshow "iPhone 3G at a glance")

But not everyone is convinced. The enhanced security features built into Apple's new iPhone 3G will enable the devices to be connected more securely into corporate networks. But that doesn't mean they should immediately be given the same kind of broad access to internal applications that PCs typically enjoy, according to Gartner analysts.

(See also iPhone 3G not there yet for widescale business use, and How to make the new iPhone work at work)

With all the fanfare we ask what do you make of Telstra and Optus' pricing plans for the new iPhone 3G?

Is it overpriced or worth every penny? Will you be upgrading from your current phone?

And what about the new enterprise features - has Apple done enough to break BlackBerry's hold on the enterprise smartphone market?

Is the new iPhone 3G ready for wide-scale enterprise adoption or is it lacking on the security front?

Let us know what you think,
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