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VentureBeat reflects on five years of the iPhone

It’s hard to believe that it’s only been five years since the iPhone first launched on June 29, 2007. Looking back at it now, it’s striking just how much Apple gave us a glimpse at the future — one with touchscreen smartphones just about everywhere, location services at our fingertips, and all of our media stuffed into our phones.

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$350 contract-free iPhone 3GS coming soon, report says

Looking for an off-contract iPhone but don’t want to pay an astounding amount for it? You may be in luck, as Apple is reportedly planning to release a $350 contract-free iPhone 3GS that can be extremely attractive to pre-paid customers, according to a BGR report.

Best Buy offering free iPhone 3GS with contract today

Now here’s a way to build some quick publicity (and quickly clear out some old stock). Best Buy will be offering the 8-gigabyte iPhone 3GS for free with a two-year AT&T contract later today (December 10), Engadget reports.