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.
, 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
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.