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O2, Carphone to cut 8GB iPhone price by 100

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.




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  1. jhawk95

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Coincide w US Tax Rebate

    Gee.... I wonder if every working American getting $600 to spend in late May thru July has anything to do with it.

    Eveyone can buy themselves an iPhone or update their iPhone with their FREE Government Check!

    I know I am going to and I will sell my current iPhone to a friend of mine.

  1. mullum

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    American ?

    getting back to the significance of this for UK buyers, does this only apply to O2 or are Carphone Warehouse/Apple doing the same deal ? And, does "applicable under any O2 tariff" mean must you sign up to a contract there and then to buy a discounted phone? Im presuming its O2 only, WITH a contract.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Not available direct

    From Apple, who are still selling at the original price.

    My understandingis that you can only buy them with a contract.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    great

    god news

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