It seems the days are finally numbered for the iPhone 3G, at least in the US, with an internal AT&T memo leaking out to BGR that confirms the smartphone is officially out of stock. New customers, the memo explains, should be directed to the iPhone 3GS, as AT&T "do no know when more iPhone 3G 8GB will arrive."
Of course, the answer to that question is probably "never", since Apple are expected to announce the new, fourth-generation iPhone HD on Monday, June 7th. SlashGear will be there to liveblog the whole WWDC 2010 keynote, so join us first thing Pacific time at http://live.slashgear.com/!
If you're desperate for an iPhone 3G, AT&T's advice to its salespeople is to ring around for any remaining stock that might be lying around. Still, we'd recommend waiting until after Monday; you might not want to plump for the new iPhone HD, but it seems likely that Apple will keep on an iPhone 3GS 16GB as their $99 entry-level model.
June 4, 2010
iPhone 3G 8 GB is Out of Stock
Effective immediately, iPhone 3G 8GB is Out of Stock. Please refer all customers to iPhone 3GS 16 GB and 32 GB models.
Q: When will we receive inventory for iPhone 3G 8GB?
A: At this time, we do not know when more iPhone 3G 8GB will arrive.
Q: Are there any iPhone 3G 8 GB available in COR if my customer can purchase there?
A: Check with your local COR stores to see if they have any inventory available.