Hey AT&T, this REALLY Isn’t Cool: Phone Giant Slashed Prices Yesterday on 3GS iPhones, But You’ll Be a Sucker if You Buy One

Jun 8, 2010  •  Post A Comment

Good to see that the folks at Wired’s Gadget Lab are looking out for us.

In an article posted today they write: "The iPhone 3GS on Monday saw a price cut: The 16-GB iPhone 3GS now costs $150, down from $200, and the 32-GB model costs $200, down from $300. AT&T highlighted the price change on its website with a tag: ‘New prices on iPhone 3GS.’ But when the iPhone 4 arrives June 24, a new 8-GB model of the iPhone 3GS will become available for just $100. And the 16-GB iPhone 4 would be priced at $200, while the 32-GB iPhone 4 will cost $300. (All of these prices are with a two-year contract, naturally.)

The article also points out that the new iPhone 4, when it arrives in a few weeks, will cost about the same as today’s "sale" price. So, the Gadget Lab piece concludes, "This seems like a sale to reel in the suckers."


  1. $49 apparently being “noise” to Wired.
    Once again:
    8 GB Apple iPhone 3GS: $100
    16 GB Apple iPhone 3GS: $150
    16 GB Apple iPhone 4: $199
    32 GB Apple iPhone 3GS: $200
    32 GB Apple iPhone 4: $299
    The only “suckers” who will be “reeled in” are those who don’t believe you shouldn’t pay for what you get.

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