The recent news that the 8Gb version of the iPhone was discounted wasn’t a huge shock with rumours of a pending 3G / Business flavoured iPhone in the distance. However, today sees MacRumours reporting that O2 have stopped selling ANY iPhones, 8Gb or 16Gb.
Sales might have been lighter than they anticipated, due to the lack of 3G maybe, but to stop selling it altogether? Surely this points at the suspected release date for the updated iPhone of June being brought forward a lot sooner?
I know personally that I’ve been waiting for this refresh, partially fuelled by the development work I’ve been doing on the iPhone SDK which will allow applications to be deployed on this version of the firmware, and the improved feature set including 3G.
I hope they’ll also keep the prices keen if they’re wanting businesses to take them up as serious alternatives to RIM. After having used a Blackberry for my on-call support duties, I know I’d much rather interact with an iPhone any day.
So, keep your ears to the ground and hopefully we’ll see a brand new iPhone very very shortly.