Apple's new iPhone, slated for release in the US in June at a retail price of around $500.00, may be too rich for the blood of many Americans – never mind the rest of the world. 

IDG reports that a survey of 379 consumers in the US by research house Compete indicates that while 26% of the respondents were likely to buy an iPhone, only 1% said they would pay $500.00 for it.
Forty two percent of those likely to buy an iPhone said they'd pay between $200.00 and $299.00.
In another surprise, 60% of those likely to buy an iPhone said they'd switch mobile operators to do so. In the US, the iPhone will only be available to subscribers of AT&T subsidiary, Cingular Wireless.