updated 09:25 am EDT, Tue April 15, 2008
UK iPhone price drop
The price of the 8GB iPhone is set to fall dramatically in the UK beginning Wednesday, according to reports. Starting on that date, the cost of the phone will drop a considerable £100, to sit at £169 ($335). The deal lasts until June 1st, and is applicable under any O2 tariff. The 16GB iPhone should remain unaffected, priced at £329 ($652).
News of the deal has fueled speculation that the promised 3G iPhone will come sooner than sometimes forecast, in June or July rather than the fall. Germany's 8GB iPhone was recently cut from €399 to €99, in a deal slated to end after June 30th. General stock of the iPhone, meanwhile, has allegedly dropped to minimal levels not only in the UK, but in France and the US as well. It is a common strategy for companies to try and clear out existing inventory before the arrival of a new, superseding product.
Also arriving in June will be the iPhone 2.0 firmware, with support for third-party native applications through the App Store.