updated 10:00 am EDT, Mon May 31, 2010
Solidifies imminent iPhone update
Telefonica has pulled both the iPhone 3G and 3GS from sale in its home country of Spain, reports say. Though reasons are unclear, it is believed that the carrier may simply be running out of stock of the phones, without any plans to order more. Apple is expected to announce a new iPhone at the WWDC keynote on June 7th.
The Telefonica move reflects similar actions in the United States. Walmart has dropped the price of a 16GB 3GS to $97, $100 less than usual. Apple itself has stopped selling the iPhone 3G online, likely signaling the permanent retirement of the hardware. It may be replaced by the 3GS as the new "cheap" iPhone model.