iPhone 3G discontinued?

Australian Macworld staff
26 May, 2010
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In yet another sign that an updated iPhone is imminent, the Australian online Apple Store is no longer offering the 8GB iPhone 3G for sale. The select button has been removed from the base-model iPhone, whilst all models of the 3GS are still available to purchase. This is in line with a report from Engadget showing similar changes to availability on the US store.

Also in the US, Walmart has announced that it has dropped the price of the iPhone 3GS 16GB to US$97 – the lowest price that model has ever seen. The 8GB iPhone 3G had been selling at US$99, so the lowering of the 3GS price might be evidence of discontinuation of the older 3G model across the board. The 32GB iPhone 3GS is still selling for US$297, however.

It seems likely that Apple will introduce an upgraded version of the iPhone during its WWDC keynote, which Steve Jobs will be giving on 7 June. The company has introduced a new iPhone every summer for the past three years and this year seems to be no different, especially in light of recent events surrounding the leaks of prototype fourth-generation iPhones.

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