toggle

AAPL Stock: 132.54 ( + 1.15 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

AT&T's iPhone inventory dwindles, refurbs available

updated 03:20 pm EDT, Fri May 22, 2009

ATT iPhone stock dwindles

AT&T is reportedly selling out of its iPhone 3G inventories and does not plan on restocking, according to AppleInsider. The actions add more evidence to speculation that the company is preparing to launch the next-generation device at the upcoming WWDC. Earlier reports suggest a number of other carriers are following similar strategies, allowing subscribers to pair the iPhone with a cheaper data plan or discounting the device itself.

"I just got off the phone with AT&T regarding the death of my wife's iPhone and the customer service rep informed me they are no longer selling new iPhone 3G," claims one customer, although the carrier representative did offer refurbished models as an alternative.

When asked to explain the limited availability, another representative said he did not have additional details but he was told not to expect the iPhone 3G inventory to be restocked.

A leaked e-mail sent internally to Vodafone staff suggests the 16GB iPhone has been marked "end of life" by the regional supplier, Brightpoint, in Australia. The device allegedly only has a few weeks worth of inventory left, suggesting an updated device may ship as early as late June or early July.

Despite the 3G unveiling at Apple's WWDC last year, the timing for an upcoming launch remains uncertain. Many reports suggest the company will launch a new phone on June 8th, although a number of analysts expect a surprise event scheduled to follow the conference. A dedicated media event could be staged in late June or early July, around the time Steve Jobs is expected to complete his leave of absence.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. iphonerulez

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Now I'm getting...

    GOOSEBUMPS!!! Please let the wild rumors be true.

  1. iphonerulez

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Now I'm getting...

    GOOSEBUMPS!!! Please let the wild rumors be true.

  1. ff11

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    re: Now I'm getting...

    I know, I can hardly stand it. Been waiting for months ...

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Notti smart lamp from Witti

Perhaps you've already seen our review of the Dotti LED display from Witti Design. Meet Notti, Dotti's "sibling". Notti is a softb ...

Seagate Personal Cloud (2-Bay)

When it comes to backing up files, many users are now looking to the myriad of cloud storage solutions available. There is no doubt th ...

Leitz Icon Label Printer

When you say the words "label printer" to people, they either just really don't care, or they get incredibly excited. This is one o ...

toggle

Most Commented