iPhone gets price cut in Britain, 3G version imminent
While 3G iPhone rumors abound and Apple can’t help the rest of the world as it continues to speculate, here’s something that can add fuel to the fire. Because as you are probably aware, Apple has a tradition of doing something to its existing products when it introduces new ones. No, it doesn’t scrape them off the inventory, instead Apple reduces prices, so that the new product can take on a higher price than reasonable. Just like how they did with the iPod Touch recently, reducing the price of the 16GB version when it introduced the storage-whoric new 32GB version.
So when the 3G iPhone finally appears, you can expect that the current model will be getting a price cut. Maybe the GPRS/EDGE model might even be phased-out. Who knows? All we know is that the iPhone has been confirmed to get a price cut, and as of tomorrow will be available for only £169 (about $330 USD), down from £269, in the UK.
T3 UK confirms that retailer Carphone Warehouse will be reducing the prices of its 8GB iPhone models starting tomorrow, while the 16GB version’s price stays at £329 (about $650 USD). Those who just bought the 8GB model will be getting a £100 voucher, ala US iPhone price cut consumer consolation.
What does this all mean? Well, for one, this means that more people will be able to afford buying an iPhone, and Steve J.’s dream of the iPhone tapping deeper into the markets comes one step closer to reality. Also, there’s definitely something going on here. Because Apple products rarely reduce prices unless there’s really something big coming up. So if you’re looking for another rumor to add to the mill, this one’s for keeps.