updated 10:50 am EDT, Mon June 8, 2009
'End of life' rumor valid?
The Australian website that leaked a memo concerning low iPhone stock in the country has received a cease-and-desist order, its owner claims. Anthony Agius has refused to say which party issued the notice, but it is believed to be either the memo's circulator, Vodafone, or the carrier's regional supplier, Brightpoint. Apple could also be involved, given mention of its products.
The order may effectively confirm dwindling iPhone stocks, as companies rarely issue cease-and-desists over inaccurate reports. Apple is believed to have been trying to purge iPhone 3G stocks for weeks, with the aim of clearing inventory in advance of new models. An announcement of updated iPhones is anticipated later today, at the opening keynote for WWDC 2009.