Fido Stopping Sales of iPhone 3G Starting in April.

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  1. =MuLti-CeLL= macrumors 6502a

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    The story we all read the other day about AT&T to offer 'no-contract' iPhones soon, led some to believe that this was to aid in emptying store shelves in preparation for a new iPhone supposedly coming in the next few months.

    Here's that link if you missed it: http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2009...hone-3g-at-no-commitment-price-no-activation/

    Well, here are a couple more stories I found this morning.

    Fido apparently is stopping all sales of the iPhone 3G at the beginning of April.

    http://mobilesyrup.com/2009/03/20/fido-to-end-sales-of-iphone-3g-16gb-starting-april/

    "We’ve been notified that Fido has plans to discontinue the sales of the iPhone 3G 16GB models. They will start to deplete their current stock at the beginning of April and will not be reordering."


    ...and another...


    02 offers low contract prices for "free" iPhones.

    http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2009/03/o2-offers-lower-contract-prices-for-free-iphones.ars


    "...it's not a stretch to see the moves as inventory reduction for a coming hardware revision expected this summer."

    Discuss. :D

    [Edit]: Title change.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Clearing house for the next iPhone this June/ly, just like Schiller said would happen. Nothing more to be said, and nothing we didn't expect.

    /thread (rhyme!)
     
  3. Auzburner macrumors 65816

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    No surprise that this is happening, I just think it's much too early to make such dramatic sales. Possibility of more than expected stock levels of iPhone's? I don't know, but it's good to see more cues towards a new iPhone this summer, again, no surprise.
     
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  5. =MuLti-CeLL= thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yea, hehe, these are the replies I expected to see and I agree it's a no-brainer. :rolleyes:

    Figured I'd share anyhow.

    I did wonder why this would be happening so early though. Didn't the deals on first gen iPhones start, what, maybe a month right before WWDC? Could be wrong on that one but that's kind of the way I remember it. Hey, maybe they just have SO many 3G's to sell, even more than they had first gen phones.

    Wonder when we will see the "No vacation for AT&T employee's from this date to this date" news arrive for this year? :D
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Nope, Apple and AT&T just stopped selling them ENTIRELY at the beginning of May.
     
  7. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    Not just selling them all off, but....

    They also have to keep some in stock and on hand for those that think they'll be smart and claim problems with their iPhone 3G post v3 launch seeking a replacement.

    I can't wait to see those threads again:

    "If I say my battery isn't charging will they replace my 3G with the new iPhone that was just released?"
     

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