May 25, 2010 | Andy Boxall
If the reports are correct, there is every chance the iPhone 3G will be discontinued very soon. The smart money is on Apple showing off their new iPhone model at WWDC, making the 3G two generations old and unable to run all the features in the next version of the iPhone OS.
Speculation on its demise come after the news that AT&T are no longer being sent 8GB 3G models from Apple, nor are they able to order any new stock. The Boy Genius further ponders on the fate of the 3GS, settling on the possibility that it will take over as the ‘starter’ iPhone model and be priced accordingly.
All this isn’t that surprising, as old models get replaced everyday, but we’re pretty sure the good old 3G occupies a special place in many people’s hearts – just as it does ours – as being their introduction to the world of the iPhone. It’s available in 96 countries around the world, has sold millions and millions and is something of a style icon, so we’re sure we speak for many when we say that when the 3G is retired, it’ll be missed.