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  • Another Hint That an 8GB iPhone 3GS Is Coming?


    Rumors about a lower-capacity iPhone 3GS have been going around since the summer, with internal product information on a carrier's website noting an 8GB model, and later hints about a "Droid killer" low-end 3GS phone. Now, as MacRumors notes, another intriguing piece of evidence has surfaced in the form of an "iPhone 3GS 8GB" label on a German phone's box.

    After buying a refurbished 8GB iPhone 3G, a man in Hamburg, Germany got his phone but with a label on the box that said it was an "iPhone 3GS v2.2, 8GB." The model and part number are for the older model, but "iPhone 3GS" appears elsewhere on the packaging and implies that the label wasn't just a typo but an actual part label for an existing or soon-to-be-existing phone.

    Back in August, screen caps of an internal website for the Canadian provider Rogers Wireless showed an 8GB iPhone 3GS and stores were supposedly under strict orders to sell out their 8GB iPhone 3G stock to make room for the new phone, which never appeared. Then last month, Boy Genius Report noted hints his contacts were passing along about AT&T and Apple working on a new low-cost version of Apple's newest phone set to compete with the Motorola Droid.

    Apple has been known to release new models of its devices in winter, ahead of new product launches: back in early 2008 Apple rolled out a 16GB version of the original iPhone, and several months later the iPhone 3G came out.

    image via AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Another Hint That an 8GB iPhone 3GS Is Coming? started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 24 Comments
    1. dunlapface's Avatar
      dunlapface -
      This is just a way for Apple to make more money. They seem to do this every year now, and they try to get people excited again for a phone that already exists.

      To be honest, I can't wait until the Nexus One comes out. I heard it's definitely going to be an iPhone killer. Then none of these strict rules and guidelines.
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      This would destroy the Android market. J/K. What it would do is complete the iPhone product line. The only thing that can top the 3GS (droid and palm's pre both have identical hardware to the 3GS, cortex a8, 256ram, similar gpus) is the Snapdragon platform and all that is is an overclocked cortex a8 (same found in all the above listed models). Nothing special about snapdragon at all. Faster cpu with the same about of ram and same gpu. Apple know's that they can't do much more with the iPhone OS while lingering 3g 2G arm11 crap is still out there. Good move for everyone.
    1. s4mb4's Avatar
      s4mb4 -
      i would buy one if available. 8 GB is more than enough with apps like Slacker, Pandora, and Simplify Music 2. to have all that 3GS power for less than $199 is a GREAT idea.... sign me up for 3 if and when they come out.
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      murderize them there droid honkey pieces of garbage