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  • iPhone 3G 8GB RIP?

    Is Apple getting ready to kill off the 8GB iPhone 3G? According to Boy Genius Report - whose Apple sources are generally pretty good - the company has stopped shipping the low-end model to AT&T ahead of an expected June launch of the fourth-generation iPhone. If true, the move would be in line with product cancellations ahead of previous new model releases.

    BGR, without giving attribution for the information, posted today that "Apple has stopped shipping iPhone 3G 8GB units to AT&T stores and orders are not being placed for the device." The post further speculated that the 3GS may go the way of the 3G last year and be sold at a steep discount. Does this mean a $99 3GS is in the future? Or perhaps a new 8GB 3GS "lite" that BGR was spreading rumors about last Christmas?

    Before the 3G was released, you may remember, AT&T store owners were ordered to ship all their 2Gs back to Fort Worth... so if we suddenly see 3Gs disappearing from AT&T stores, that'll be a good indication that this report is the real deal.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 3G 8GB RIP? started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 35 Comments
    1. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
      TheDirtyDiddler -
      They're probably getting ready to kill off the 3G all together. OS4 Has a lot of features that don't function on it. It will only get worse. The price drop of the 3GS also supports this.
    1. Jawcl's Avatar
      Jawcl -
      Oh no They can't do this!! It's the only good iPhone that supports Android.... Grr.
    1. mysteryskater125's Avatar
      mysteryskater125 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iLoveWindows&iPhone View Post
      When I upgrade to iPhone 4g/HD...( or a $97 3gs if i lose my piggy bank) Will I just be able to take the SIM card out of my iPhone 3g, and put it in the new device? Or will I get a brand new one??
      If you get the 3GS, then yes, you'll be able to use your old one, but if you get the 4G, then you'll probably get a new sim card because of the microSIM on the 4G.
    1. ecd5000's Avatar
      ecd5000 -
      i will cherish my wifes 8gb 3g like it was my own
    1. biofail's Avatar
      biofail -
      Quote Originally Posted by mysteryskater125 View Post
      If you get the 3GS, then yes, you'll be able to use your old one, but if you get the 4G, then you'll probably get a new sim card because of the microSIM on the 4G.
      Well that sucks...called me uninformed but I didn't know the HD used a micro SIM, so I was under the impression I could just swap my SIM from one to the other like usual...how exactly am I supposed to convince T-Mobile to switch me to a micro SIM card? It's not like they know I have an iphone lol. I told them I'm using an LG cliq

      Any suggestions?
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      So long 3G
    1. jadi929's Avatar
      jadi929 -
      never! i'm still using my 2g 8gb
    1. extremzocker's Avatar
      extremzocker -
      bring on the next iPhone
    1. wateverko's Avatar
      wateverko -
      Yea scrap the 3G n let's n hello iPhone 4
    1. CMOSlabs's Avatar
      CMOSlabs -
      There goes the Ebay resale value.
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      3G resale value was strong at $350 for a loooong time. Honestly, I am glad to have it as I can learn a newer phone than my 2G.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      well everything has an expiration date
    1. iLoveWindows&iPhone's Avatar
      iLoveWindows&iPhone -
      Once I get the new iPhone I plan on keeping my old iPhone 3g, illhave my iPhone 4HD in one pocket, and my neutered iphone 3g in the other! I can still use the 3g as more of a iPod touch: use it for music, games, etc....saving battery life on my iPhone 4HD!!

      I would sell it, but over time I dropped it a few times and it now has some VERY UGLY cracks on the screen. Still functions perfect, but I really doubt anyone would wanna buy it, sucks. Would apple store give me a 3g replacement for a broken screen??
    1. godsrainbow1984's Avatar
      godsrainbow1984 -
      I will get the 4g when it comes out, but keep my 3G 8GB for sentimental value as it was my very first Iphone *tear*

      It will also be a good backup just in case..
    1. jmwerkus's Avatar
      jmwerkus -
      I thought this was completely expected... I expected it at least.