16GB iPhone 3G declared EOL by Brightpoint - Vodafone's suppliers?

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  1. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    http://www.mactalk.com.au/2009/05/2...declared-end-of-life-by-vodafone-brightpoint/
    http://www.engadget.com/2009/05/22/32gb-iphone-placeholder-appears-at-t-mobile-austria/

    MacTalk reports that "a trusted source" brought this to their attention - "Vodafone has sent out an email to retail staff stating that the 16GB iPhone has been marked as “End of Life” by Brightpoint, their supplier of iPhones."

    They point out that the 8GB isn’t EOL, but the 16GB is. So will they make the 8GB the value option?

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    So it's also saying stock is at limited availability. Maybe the 8Gb isn't EOL, if they haven't been selling much of them at all anyway? (In the comments NeoRicen points out that Aussie carriers are seemingly desperate to try and get rid of stock "Optus has a $0 8GB on a $49 plan promotion".


    Take into account that Tmobile's Austrian website briefly displayed a placeholder for a 32GB model (they put one up erroneously last time too, so it's a possible indication).
    AT&T? Refurbished iPhone 3G 8GB for $99 and free shipping, 16Gb for $149 according to 9to5mac

    Maybe they'll have 4 handsets a store for launch day? ;)
     

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    Wow. Thats a really good find. I started to have my doubts about a new iPhone but this certianly helps restore my hope. Again, good find!
     
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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3G (white): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A312g Safari/528.16)

    Why would you have had any doubts? Of course there will be a new iPhone this summer. There will also be one next summer, and the summer after that, as well. Count on it. ;)
     
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    Mostly because of the lack of any real substantial rumors. Last year we saw a lot more leading to the launch. I guess I was just being pessimistic.
     
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    32GB iPhone Advertised, 16GB End of Life'd?

    Why would they keep the 8gig but kill the 16 gig?
     
  6. robothero macrumors 6502

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    Maybe they're going to be upgrading the 16GB as opposed to just discontinuing it.
     
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