Apple placing the brakes on the iPhone 3G 8GB model?

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Apple placing the brakes on the iPhone 3G 8GB model?
It surely had a good run and brought along the faster speeds of 3G, but it's speculated that the iPhone 3G 8GB model will no longer be shipped to AT&T stores. BGR is reporting that there are also no additional orders being placed for the smartphone that still continues to be purchased by customers looking to get a fix with an inexpensive iPhone model. Although it surely will be missed, it could potentially signal the onset of seeing the 16GB version of the iPhone 3GS model drop to the attractive $99 price point whenever the next generation iPhone begins to infiltrate the market. It truly would've been something if Apple did decide to keep the 8GB iPhone 3G model and possibly drop its price to free – which could virtually make it a tough proposition for others to compete and follow suit.

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source: BGR

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3 Comments

1. theman414

Posts: 132; Member since: Jun 08, 2009

A free iPhone would really hurt other carriers. Just have to remember the higher termination fee

2. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Wow, this is old news/speculation - when the 3GS was released the pricing on the 3G 8GB was lowered as a sign that it was on the way out. The 16GB should be gone, too, as you need as least 64GB on one of these for storage purposes. My wife went through 16GB in a mnth on her phone as I had advised her to purchase 32GB.

3. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Remember, the phones are HEAVILY subsidized by AT&T, so a free IPHONE (which will not happen) will cost AT&T, not APPLE.

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