8 GB iPhone 3G No Longer for Sale(May 27, 2010)
"Apple is widely expected to introduce a new iPhone at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference on June 7"
As of Tuesday morning, the 8GB iPhone 3G is no longer for sale on Apple's Web site. Apple has been offering a steep discount on the 3G(not the 3GS) since last year and now it appears customers no longer have the option to buy it online at all. Apple hasn't responded to a request for comment about it.
But this isn't very surprising. Apple is widely expected to introduce a new iPhone at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference on June 7, an event that's now just a few weeks away. It's very likely that once the new iPhone hits stores, the iPhone 3GS will take the 3G's place as the discount model phone.
The clues that a new phone is imminent have begun to pile up:
Wal-Mart announced it is cutting the price on the 16GB iPhone 3GS to
$97, an indication that the retailer is trying to blow out its stock of
the device to make room for new products. Earlier Tuesday there were
reports that Apple was casting for a new iPhone commercial. And last
week came a report that one of Apple's contract manufacturers was in the
process of fulfilling a huge order for iPhones.