Apple is reportedly considering replacing the iPhone 3G in its lineup with a stripped-down version of the newer iPhone 3GS. This will supposedly have the same amount of storage as its predecessor, and sell for the same entry-level price.
The iPhone 3G that’s still in Apple’s product line-up has 8 GB of storage, while the iPhone 3GS currently starts at 16 GB. According to an unconfirmed report, AT&T will soon have an 8 GB version of the 3GS for $99.
The newest version of the iPhone and its predecessor are nearly identical, but the iPhone 3GS does have some enhancements. If Apple and AT&T do release an 8 GB version, it would have a significantly faster processor and a better camera than the current entry-level iPhone.
If this report is correct, the $99 iPhone 3GS with 8 GB of storage will be available from AT&T before the holiday shopping season is over.
More about the iPhone
Since the debut in 2007, Apple has improved the features of its smartphone, but not tremendously changed them.
Every version released so far has been the same general size and shape, has an HVGA, capacitive touchscreen, Wi-Fi, and GPS.
In addition to the changes mentioned earlier, the iPhone 3GS supports a quicker version of 3G than its predecessor.