Hi there, I was generally browsing through the Apple UK Store and I had clicked onto the iPhone store page, and I got this image:
Yeah the iPhone is no longer available in the UK anywhere, its been discontinued
Although apparently the 16gb version is now back in stock on O2.
WTF now att personal wireless website is down
If it were coming Tuesday press invitations would already have been sent out and they haven't. It could theoretically be announced as soon as Friday, I suppose, but I think chances are there just won't be any iPhone sales between now and WWDC. Some of you will recall that Apple once suspended iMac sales for an even longer period of time before a new model came out, and with a high profile product like the iPhone Apple has added incentive to not anger new customers by making their newly purchased phone obsolete by announcing a whole new model a week or two later.
That's funny, I'm pretty sure that's what they've just done. Can you order the iPhone right now? No. Is there a new model coming out today? Also no.
Apple would NOT close a iPhone sale for a periode. It would cost them a fortune...
Generally a company would not do such a thing, but as we all know, Apple is not like other companies. There are a lot a variables at play including marketing/hype, consumer backlash and remorse (which Apple is very familiar with and susceptible to), actual future price/product/model changes, production/inventory, and secrecy.
The situation trickles to this: Will a material amount of revenue (or profit, marketshare, etc.) be lost by would-be iPhone purchasers buying something else in the mean time? If the answer is no, than Apple can hold off until that point is reached. Even if that point is reached before WWDC, I have a hard time imagining Steve just putting it out there without his introduction; so I imagine the earliest will be WWDC anyway.