Apple Drops 3GS iPhone Price to $49

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Apple has followed AT&T’s lead and dropped the price of the iPhone 3GS to US$49. AT&T made the price cut official last Friday, on the heels of December promos by Best Buy, Radio Shack, and others.

Apple released the iPhone 3GS during the summer of 2009, but it continued to be sold for $99 after the iPhone 4 was announced last summer. Radio Shack’s holiday deal last month also knocked $50 off the price of the iPhone 4, but prices for the current-gen smartphone seem poised to remain where they previously were for the time being.

Meanwhile, Verizon will host a media event on Tuesday, and the scuttlebutt from many, including the Wall Street Journal, is that the cell carrier will announce the addition of the iPhone to its lineup. 

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Comments

Tiger

Inventory Reduction Sale.

Could a bigger sign be posted about the impending iPhone 4 launch on Verizon? Clear out the 3Gs, here comes the money!

waltp

Verizon is gonna need a bigger bank account.

wab95

Could a bigger sign be posted about the impending iPhone 4 launch on Verizon? Clear out the 3Gs, here comes the money

Agree.

I just upgraded my wife’s old 3G to an iPhone 4, as hers was upgrade eligible. I asked the AT&T sales rep about the sales performance of their lineup.

He said that the clear leader in sales was the iPhone. Hands down. I asked about the other devices. He said that, prior to the Windows Phone 7, Android was a somewhat close second. Now that the Windows phone was out, at least at that store (Towson Mall, Baltimore), Windows had displaced Android, and was second only to the iPhone. Again, this is only one sales rep’s opinion at just one AT&T store.

It will be interesting to see what happens to Verizon’s line up once the iPhone hits their shelves. I concur with waltp that there will be substantial pent up demand.

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