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Apple, AT&T to drop iPhone 3GS price to $49

updated 09:15 am EST, Thu January 6, 2011

Companies likely clearing out old stock

Beginning on Friday, the US price for the iPhone 3GS will drop to $49, AT&T has announced. The option will apply at the carrier's online and retail stores, and for upgrade customers as well as new ones. Apple will also be offering the cheaper price tag, according to AT&T.

The 3GS is normally priced at $99, already $100 less than the base model of the iPhone 4. The motivation for dropping the price further is unclear. Apple and AT&T may be concerned about clearing out as much stock as possible, as the 3GS is well over a year old, and a fifth-generation iPhone should ship in the summer, preceded by a Verizon model. The companies are also facing the pressure of cheap Android- or Windows Phone 7-based smartphones matching or surpassing the 3GS' features.


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  1. wrenchy

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    Apple, AT&T to drop iPhone 3GS price to $49.....


    ...To "FEND OFF" Android/Blackberry/WP7/Nokia "Threat"....

    Come on macnn editors, where are the dramatic subject titles??

    >>>The companies are also facing the pressure of cheap Android- or Windows Phone 7-based smartphones matching or surpassing the 3GS' features.

    Cheap Android or Windows Phone 7 phones? Most of the newer Android/WP7 phones cost more than $99. And if you just need a phone for calling, why would you pay for one with all the bells and whistle's of which %98 of the features won't ever be used?? Many people just want "a phone". Not a pocket super-computer.

    That's the beauty and flexibility of the Little Green Robot.

    Stop making excuses for flogging off your old kit.

  1. charlituna

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    Joined: Sep 2009

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    wrong

    ATT never said that Apple is also offering the lower price.

    ANd it has nada to do with other phones, Apple or otherwise. the 3gs is not selling for ATT and they are cleaning out stock 'at a loss' to make room to stock more iphone 4s which are selling and they can't keep in stock because they have to batch buy them so they can only buy what they have storage for.

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