Price drop for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4

Price drop for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4Well, it’s the morning after the night before, and all anyone is talking about – from Cupertino fanboys to sworn Apple haters – is the iPhone 4S announcement.

And, as expected, the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 aren’t going anywhere any time soon. They’ll receive a cheeky price cut and go head to head with the cheap(er) Android range.

One of the key phrases we kept hearing last night was “$99 iPhone 4”. If that sounds too good to be true, that’s because it is. Yes, you can grab an iPhone 4 in the States for $99, but that’s the up-front cost when taking out a new contract.

Over here, you can now grab a SIM free 8GB iPhone 4 for £429. Previously it was only available in 16GB or 32GB. Is it just me, or is £429 still pretty steep? The iPhone 4S will start at £499. Hmm.

If you fancy going old school, you can pick up a SIM free 8GB iPhone 3GS for £319. That’s still twice – or even thrice – the price of some of the more popular budget Android handsets.

So, we ain’t much closer to a “budget” iPhone after all. Is that any great surprise? No. No it is not.

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4 comments

sockul  Oct. 5, 2011 at 12:12

im keeping my iphone 3gs and waiting for apple to release the next version....too steep to purchase for an upgrade....

sockul  Oct. 5, 2011 at 12:12

tryptase  Oct. 5, 2011 at 12:38

I will be keeping my 3GS until Apple stop supporting it with iOS updates.

CTPAHHIK  Oct. 5, 2011 at 13:28

Why bother with boring iPhone, when there is new Nexus on the horizon.

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