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AT&T declares iPhone 3G out of stock

updated 11:30 am EDT, Fri June 4, 2010

ATT ends iPhone 3G's two-year lifespan

AT&T in a memo circulating to retailers has formally killed sales of the 8GB iPhone 3G. The two-year-old phone is now officially "Out of Stock," and staff are now being asked to steer customers to the iPhone 3GS. The only alternative seen by BGR's source is to check for leftover inventory in other company-owned stores.

The move follows after weeks of gradual tightening of supply and is a virtual confirmation that the 16GB iPhone 3GS will take its place as the $99 model. Walmart gave one of the strongest hints when it dropped the iPhone 3GS to $97, but only for the 16GB capacity; the 32GB model is still full price. Apple has just a short history of keeping two simultaneous generations but often drops the model with more storage.

Most predictions for the next iPhone have it getting capacities as high as 64GB, although Vietnamese leaks showed a new model with 16GB and implied that Apple may either keep capacities the same or jump directly from 16GB to 64GB.


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  1. Paul Huang

    Mac Enthusiast

    Joined: Sep 1999

    +2

    The new service plan is icing on the cake

    Instead of making a clear 'buffer' zone in the form of price drop, Those who sign up with AT&T would be able to have the unlimited plan until 6/6/2010. I suspect that the 3GS will be positioned as an entry-level phone when the 4G comes out. Those who buy on or before 6/6/2010 may cry foul, but in exchange, they get 'unlimited' plan for $30.

    I would guess that the following:

    3G 8GB: discontinued.
    3GS 16GB: moved down to the $99 level
    4G: starts at 16GB, $199
    4G 32GB: $299
    4G 64GB: $399

  1. starwarrior

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Mar 2006

    -1

    Same Old Same Old ATT

    Been trying to go from limited to unlimited plan on iPad.

    Convoluted software never says why I cannot but just resets to login page.

    Software written by Microtards.

  1. ScottG

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jan 2005

    0

    LISTING for "iPhone 4G 64gb $599.00"

    I was just looking at the the SquareTrade Insurance coverage, and they are showing

    "Coverage of a Item: iPhone 4G 64gb $599.00"

    I just called them and they said the spec was correct for the release on Monday June 7th in a few days. WOW!!! What a Slip Up on the coverage of a product that doesn't even exist yet - LOL

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