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  • Everything Must Go! iPhone 3G "Sold Out"



    You can almost picture Steve Jobs wearing a bad 1970's era leisure suit announcing during a late night TV infomercial that "all things must go!" to clear the inventory and make way for a dazzling new product. That's the image that's popping into some folks' heads today (or at least mine), as word gets around that AT&T is reportedly sold out of the iPhone 3G.

    Next Monday, at the kick-off of WWDC 2010, Apple CEO Steve Jobs is expected to unveil the 4th generation iPhone. Chance are, you've heard about this by now. What you may have not yet heard, however, is information contained in a report this morning that was gleaned from a leaked internal memo from AT&T asserting that inventories of the 8GB iPhone 3G is completely depleted.

    According to the BGR today, "You had a really, really good run iPhone 3G. Well miss you." While it wouldn't make sense to mass produce and stock the iPhone 3G so close to a next-gen product launch, the timing of the depletion suggests the likely marketplace arrival of the new iPhone is imminent. That is, the 4th generation iPhone could begin turning up in Apple and AT&T stores in weeks rather than months. And given what feels to have been an exorbitant wait time for this latest iPhone roll out, that's music to the ears of many Apple fans waiting to upgrade or delve into the iPhone market for the first time.

    Industry expectations now widely reflect the notion that the iPhone 3G will be permanently discontinued, with the $99 iPhone slot likely getting filled with 2009's iPhone 3GS.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Everything Must Go! iPhone 3G "Sold Out" started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 22 Comments
    1. waheedtarin's Avatar
      waheedtarin -
      I miss you 3g now I will wait for 4g
    1. bignighttrain's Avatar
      bignighttrain -
      You will be missed.
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      my first iphone was the 3g cant wait to get the new one, I will miss my 3g not really it will become my new iPod TOuch with cam lol
    1. 1shuttle1's Avatar
      1shuttle1 -
      Whoop de F'n do. It ran it's corse. Let it rest in peace and move on. Hopefully Knucklehead Steve won't go backwards again in memory and introduce a 16gig 4g. Should not be less then 32gig.
    1. gmpv's Avatar
      gmpv -
      every year til now i get the new iphone 1st 2nd and 3generation i can wait for the 4 generation iphone come with papa good boy!!
    1. Harris.s.7's Avatar
      Harris.s.7 -
      Just had a look at US apple store and the option to buy has gone
      same story on the UK apple store too..... "Pay & Go from O2
      Ships: Currently Unavailable"

      Its coming people, only 3 days to go
    1. rickybobby's Avatar
      rickybobby -
      can't wait
    1. schnikies79's Avatar
      schnikies79 -
      Sounds good to me! Hopefully the 3gs will drop to $99, then I'll pick one up.

      Much cheaper to stay a gen behind.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Wait, I thought Gizmodo caused iPhone sales to drop off a cliff...
    1. Buffolus's Avatar
      Buffolus -
      so long fear well
    1. robben10's Avatar
      robben10 -
      Nah I dont miss the 3G it actually sucks sheet somehow... a lot of problems
    1. bigdrdok's Avatar
      bigdrdok -
      rip 3g
    1. arem's Avatar
      arem -
      Quote Originally Posted by schnikies79 View Post
      Sounds good to me! Hopefully the 3gs will drop to $99, then I'll pick one up.

      Much cheaper to stay a gen behind.
      Ehh...sounds pretty retarded to me.
      I mean, the price point will probably be $199-$299 for the Mk. IIII - and that's only $100-$200 more, which in the grand scheme of things isn't much.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      3 days
    1. southfrisco's Avatar
      southfrisco -
      Quote Originally Posted by arem View Post
      Ehh...sounds pretty retarded to me.
      I mean, the price point will probably be $199-$299 for the Mk. IIII - and that's only $100-$200 more, which in the grand scheme of things isn't much.
      Actually no it is more than that. You also get two more years of ATT (if you are with them). For the sake of it I will use the low end of available packages but will include the unlimited data...

      $30.00 data + $49.99 voice + $5.00 200 txt package a month x 24 months ($325.00 ETF if you cancel straight away)

      = $2,039.76

      I would argue it is much cheaper to get an iPod Touch 3G. Most buying iPhones are going to have a cell carrier of some kind. While the subsidized phones are some what cheap the investment is not at all cheap.
    1. tgabriel123's Avatar
      tgabriel123 -
      Quote Originally Posted by 1shuttle1 View Post
      Whoop de F'n do. It ran it's corse. Let it rest in peace and move on. Hopefully Knucklehead Steve won't go backwards again in memory and introduce a 16gig 4g. Should not be less then 32gig.
      no.. shouldn't be less than 16g. 16g is fine for your average person who can't afford a 32g+ model.
    1. Nickaroni22's Avatar
      Nickaroni22 -
      So long to the 4G forerunner, he led well!
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      I'd take the 3G or 3GS over that ugly 4G any day. I hope the 4G ends up better than the pictures and video leaks.
    1. crouching's Avatar
      crouching -
      So what happens when i bring my 8GB to the apple store becuase I broke it and pay the 199 to get a new one, then what?
    1. Doran's Avatar
      Doran -
      Quote Originally Posted by crouching View Post
      So what happens when i bring my 8GB to the apple store becuase I broke it and pay the 199 to get a new one, then what?
      That depends on what broke..... If you broke the digitizer and LCD then you don't get a new phone..... They just go to the back and replace the glass and LCD. You'll get it back in about 10 mins.

      If you smash the phone then you just have to buy a new one, IE a 3GS....