AT&T Dramatically Cuts Prices on the Apple iPhone 3GS

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With the iPhone 4 officially scheduled for later this month, AT&T is cleaning out its remaining stocks of the iPhone 3GS by dropping prices by up to 33%.

Apple iPhone 3G SPreviously, the version of this smartphone with 16 GB of internal storage sold for $200, but it’s now going for $150. And the 32 GB version was $300 but is now $200.

Theoretically, Wal-Mart stores have the 16 GB version for just $97, but few locations actually have the devices in stock.

AT&T is asking $100 for a refurbished 16 GB iPhone 3GS, while the 32 GB reburb is $150.

Sort of Obsolete
The iPhone 3GS is about to be replaced, but an upgrade to iOS 4.0 will bring new features, such as much greater support for multitasking, which will allow third-party apps to perform some but not all their functions in the background, such as streaming music or downloading files. 

Read a Review of Apple iOS 4.0In addition, folders are going to be added to the application launcher, allowing users to more easily organize their software.

The next version of Apple’s mobile operating system will also include a social networking service for gamers, and the iBooks app that debuted with the iPad will be extended to the iPhone and iPod touch.

However, iOS 4.0 can’t make an iPhone 3GS completely equal to an iPhone 4, as the new model will offer a much better screen, faster processor, and other enhancements.

More about the iPhone 3GS
The iPhone 3GS debuted in June of last year. It offers an HVGA capacitive touchscreen in a slim tablet shape.

It supports 3G cellular-wireless networks, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.

This smartphone offers 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage, a 3.0 megapixel camera, and a 600 MHz processor.

Apple iPhone 3GS ReviewAll iPhones have the ability to run native third-party applications that have been approved by Apple. In addition, they are able to connect to Microsoft Exchange for corporate email service.

In the U.S., this smartphone is available exclusively from AT&T.

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