8GB iPhone 3GS inbound?
Leaked screenshots suggest so
Apple has secretly developed an 8GB iPhone 3GS that is currently winging its way to a Canadian electrical retailer, leaked images suggest.
Is an 8GB iPhone 3GS inbound at Rogers?
Credit: Boy Genius
Screenshots of documents entitled “Rogers 8GB iPhone transitioning to 3GS” were picked up by website Boy Genius Report and seem to hint that the retailer’s running down its stocks of the 3G, while also adding an 8GB 3GS to its inventory.
The screenshots should be taken with a hefty pinch of salt, though, because large parts of both screenshot’s text have been cut off – so we only really have half the story. There’s also not much evidence available to convince us that the text is genuine.
No details about the 8GB 3GS’ technical features or possible price tag are revealed, either.
Nonetheless, a quick scan of Rogers’ website did reveal that nearly all of its iPhone 3G and 3GS stock has been depleted – with the exception of the black 16GB iPhone 3G- which could indicate that change is in the air.
It’s worth noting that rumours of ever smaller capacity iPhones aren’t uncommon. Back in June El Reg reported how a series of bootlegged presentation slides purporting to detail plans for an “Apple iPhone (4GB)” had appeared online.
The slides were, supposedly, leaked from Fido Solutions - a Rogers subsidiary company - where the tidily capacity iPhone would allegedly go on sale for $99 with a three-year contract. ®
No-one forced you both to read and get upset about my comments.
You still did though...
My iPhone is the greatest thing ever.
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Sorry - but no-one is forcing you to do anything.
Don't like the story - DON'T FUCKING READ IT.
It's really a bit dumb to read the story *that you know will make you angry* and then *have* to go and moan about it.
Here's an idea... if the story is about the jebusphone - then don't read any further.
"No, but I am forced to listen to incessant - almost evangelical - rantings by people who think their iPhone is the greatest thing ever, not to mention hype-inducing coverage in the media"
What bollocks! Nobody's forcing you to read any iPhone stories on El Reg and you can ignore the choose to ignore the ravings of iPhone owners. See how you not only read this story, but then read the comments and added your own. You just made three choices to get involved with this iPhone story.
"This would be fine if the product in question was technically any good and didn't just look pretty. If I put a Ferrari body on a Mondeo chassis it'll look awesome ... but it's still a Ford! "
Oh sure, before the iPhone every phone manufacturer was building phones with multi-touch, capacitive screens, a completely new phone OS, visual voicemail, built in accelerometers etc. etc. etc. Apple just took one of those multitudes of phones and put a pretty cover on the top, right?
You know, for someone who has all this iPhone information supposedly "forced" upon them you really are quite clueless! Like it or hate it the iPhone has changed the mobile phone industry forever. Next time you use your Palm Pre / HTC Touch / Whatever remember you have Apple to thank for raising the game in the industry.
PS. I'm not an iPhone owner
No, but I am forced to listen to incessant - almost evangelical - rantings by people who think their iPhone is the greatest thing ever, not to mention hype-inducing coverage in the media (that means you, El Reg).
This would be fine if the product in question was technically any good and didn't just look pretty. "Look, Copy & Paste AND 3G in one device! Amazing!"
If I put a Ferrari body on a Mondeo chassis it'll look awesome ... but it's still a Ford!