While one analyst suggested recently that Apple may keep the phone around as a prepaid option once a new model is released, a recent move by AT&T lends itself to the contrary.
The carrier has dropped the price of the refurbished model to just $9 with a new 2-year contract on the carrier. While new models are still available, AT&T’s desire to clear out stock of the older models indicates that the phones may be on their way out – with AT&T attempting to clean house of all of its stock before that time comes.
The iPhone 3GS is currently only available on AT&T. Now that Apple is supporting Verizon (and potentially other carriers) it makes sense to phase out the phone and only keep the iPhone 4 which can potentially be supported by all mobile carriers.
What do you think? Does the $9 price tag mean the iPhone 3Gs is on its way out?